Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.92%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.92%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 0.92% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ), which rose 6.10% or 0.58 points to trade at 10.18 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 5.36% or 0.610 points to end at 12.000 and Prysmian SpA (MI: PRY ) was up 3.95% or 0.70 points to 18.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ), which lost 2.47% or 0.19 points to trade at 7.50 in late trade. Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ) declined 2.03% or 0.0103 points to end at 0.4959 and Juventus Football Club (MI: JUVE ) shed 1.05% or 0.0130 points to 1.2200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 242 to 125 and 32 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 4.36% or 2.17 to $51.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.92% or 2.30 to hit $61.02 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 3.45 to trade at $1289.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.79% to 1.1530, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.9030.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 94.893.

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