Italy shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 1.39%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 1.39%

Investing.com – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 rose 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ), which rose 3.84% or 0.430 points to trade at 11.625 at the close. Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ) added 2.76% or 0.21 points to end at 7.68 and Mediaset (MI: MS ) was up 2.27% or 0.072 points to 3.245 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ), which lost 0.62% or 0.026 points to trade at 4.147 in late trade. Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) declined 0.33% or 0.04 points to end at 12.10 and STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) gained 0.08% or 0.015 points to 18.065.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 273 to 82 and 26 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.75% or 0.46 to $61.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.21% or 0.78 to hit $65.11 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.60 to trade at $1356.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.49% to 1.2443, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.8854.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 88.82.

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