Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.03%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 1.03% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ), which rose 2.11% or 0.406 points to trade at 19.680 at the close. Mediobanca (MI: MDBI ) added 2.02% or 0.205 points to end at 10.375 and UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA (MI: US ) was up 1.88% or 0.040 points to 2.173 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Luxottica Group (MI: LUX ), which lost 2.17% or 1.14 points to trade at 51.40 in late trade. Italgas SpA (MI: IG ) declined 1.58% or 0.082 points to end at 5.092 and Prysmian (MI: PRY ) shed 0.93% or 0.23 points to 24.57.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 206 to 132 and 27 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.26% or 0.18 to $68.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.26% or 0.19 to hit $74.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.97% or 13.00 to trade at $1325.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.2214, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8757.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 90.64.

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