Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.84%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.84%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 1.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ), which rose 5.19% or 0.236 points to trade at 4.783 at the close. Recordati (MI: RECI ) added 4.90% or 1.45 points to end at 31.07 and Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) was up 4.66% or 0.392 points to 8.802 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mediobanca (MI: MDBI ), which lost 0.80% or 0.078 points to trade at 9.718 in late trade. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) declined 0.65% or 0.17 points to end at 26.07 and Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) shed 0.33% or 0.04 points to 12.06.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 207 to 141 and 30 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.34% or 0.20 to $59.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.53% or 0.33 to hit $63.05 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.43% or 19.00 to trade at $1349.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.2394, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8882.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 89.26.

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