Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.71%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.71%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were FinecoBank Banca Fineco SpA (MI: FBK ), which rose 4.89% or 0.43 points to trade at 9.34 at the close. Banca Generali (MI: BGN ) added 2.91% or 0.80 points to end at 28.30 and Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) was up 2.27% or 0.240 points to 10.810 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salvatore Ferragamo (MI: SFER ), which lost 1.87% or 0.42 points to trade at 22.02 in late trade. A2A (MI: A2 ) declined 1.13% or 0.018 points to end at 1.573 and Mediaset (MI: MS ) shed 0.84% or 0.028 points to 3.312.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 221 to 145 and 28 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.51% or 0.93 to $62.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.18% or 0.80 to hit $68.58 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.58% or 7.70 to trade at $1312.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1923, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8820.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.30.

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