Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.02%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ), which rose 5.80% or 0.940 points to trade at 17.150 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 2.99% or 0.550 points to end at 18.960 and Generali (MI: GASI ) was up 2.28% or 0.33 points to 14.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ), which lost 2.11% or 0.43 points to trade at 19.93 in late trade. Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) declined 1.64% or 0.62 points to end at 37.23 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) shed 0.73% or 0.025 points to 3.397.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 222 to 135 and 27 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.24% or 0.92 to $73.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.41% or 0.32 to hit $77.92 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 5.10 to trade at $1258.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.1694, while EUR/GBP rose 0.37% to 0.8843.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 94.11.

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