Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 2.81%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 2.81%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Industrials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 2.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Tenaris (MI: TENR ), which rose 3.65% or 0.53 points to trade at 15.06 at the close. Atlantia (MI: ATL ) added 2.96% or 0.80 points to end at 27.85 and Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) was up 2.27% or 0.204 points to 9.186 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ), which lost 2.60% or 0.1000 points to trade at 3.7400 in late trade. Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) declined 2.42% or 0.073 points to end at 2.964 and Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ) shed 2.16% or 0.103 points to 4.659.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 212 to 148 and 23 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 2.73% or 1.64 to $61.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.55% or 1.62 to hit $65.23 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 3.20 to trade at $1324.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.2325, while EUR/GBP fell 0.29% to 0.8890.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.00.

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