Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.34%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Travel & Leisure and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Banco Bpm SpA (MI: BAMI ), which rose 7.62% or 0.130 points to trade at 1.835 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 4.76% or 0.570 points to end at 12.550 and Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI: BMED ) was up 4.26% or 0.205 points to 5.015 in late trade.

Biggest losers included A2A (MI: A2 ), which lost 1.65% or 0.025 points to trade at 1.490 in late trade. Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) declined 1.14% or 0.09 points to end at 7.38 and Luxottica Group SpA (MI: LUX ) shed 1.06% or 0.54 points to 50.62.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 210 to 143 and 29 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 3.57% or 1.91 to $55.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.30% or 1.44 to hit $63.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 6.00 to trade at $1227.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1391, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8914.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.595.

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