Italy shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 0.49%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 0.49%
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Investing.com – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 added 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Azimut Holding SpA (MI: AZMT ), which rose 2.93% or 0.33 points to trade at 11.41 at the close. DiaSorin SpA (MI: DIAS ) added 2.51% or 2.00 points to end at 81.75 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) was up 2.37% or 0.18 points to 8.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Juventus Football Club (MI: JUVE ), which lost 6.75% or 0.1070 points to trade at 1.4790 in late trade. Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ) declined 2.29% or 0.14 points to end at 5.81 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) shed 1.93% or 0.0460 points to 2.3340.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 206 to 157 and 26 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.71% or 1.41 to $53.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 2.62% or 1.57 to hit $61.38 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 4.95 to trade at $1308.05 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1425, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8700.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.505.

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