Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.41%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ), which rose 4.34% or 0.31 points to trade at 7.45 at the close. Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) added 2.44% or 0.0830 points to end at 3.4900 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) was up 1.71% or 0.0740 points to 4.4000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA (MI: US ), which lost 1.92% or 0.042 points to trade at 2.140 in late trade. Mediobanca (MI: MDBI ) declined 0.72% or 0.072 points to end at 9.958 and Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) shed 0.66% or 0.08 points to 12.12.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 213 to 148 and 32 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.14% or 0.10 to $70.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.86% or 0.67 to hit $78.90 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.97% or 26.00 to trade at $1292.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.45% to 1.1873, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 92.94.

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