Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.23%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Financials and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 1.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which rose 4.12% or 0.815 points to trade at 20.610 at the close. CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ) added 3.78% or 0.328 points to end at 9.000 and UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ) was up 3.55% or 0.4980 points to 14.5140 in late trade.

Biggest losers included A2A (MI: A2 ), which lost 2.37% or 0.036 points to trade at 1.506 in late trade. Italgas SpA (MI: IG ) declined 1.13% or 0.055 points to end at 4.827 and Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ) shed 0.98% or 0.20 points to 19.68.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 208 to 140 and 33 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.46% or 0.99 to $68.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.05% or 0.77 to hit $73.83 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1225.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1680, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.41.

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