Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.30%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ), which rose 10.63% or 0.954 points to trade at 9.930 at the close. Azimut Holding (MI: AZMT ) added 7.74% or 1.02 points to end at 14.20 and Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) was up 6.17% or 0.2590 points to 4.4570 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ), which lost 3.53% or 1.40 points to trade at 38.25 in late trade. Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) declined 2.41% or 0.29 points to end at 11.75 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) shed 2.09% or 0.16 points to 7.48.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 250 to 120 and 27 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.65% or 0.45 to $69.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.81% or 0.60 to hit $74.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.45% or 5.50 to trade at $1226.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.54% to 1.1665, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 94.41.

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