Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.39%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.39% – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ), which rose 7.32% or 1.208 points to trade at 17.710 at the close. Mediaset (MI: MS ) added 6.43% or 0.200 points to end at 3.312 and Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) was up 6.38% or 1.97 points to 32.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 2.97% or 0.535 points to trade at 17.450 in late trade. Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) declined 2.24% or 0.210 points to end at 9.168 and Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) shed 1.79% or 0.0570 points to 3.1250.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 227 to 144 and 15 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.70% or 0.44 to $63.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.61% or 0.41 to hit $68.05 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.72% or 9.70 to trade at $1337.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.2268, while EUR/GBP fell 0.43% to 0.8722.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 89.83.

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