Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.13%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which rose 2.36% or 0.450 points to trade at 19.520 at the close. Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) added 1.58% or 0.175 points to end at 11.275 and Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) was up 1.13% or 0.15 points to 13.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ), which lost 2.24% or 0.0910 points to trade at 3.9710 in late trade. A2A (MI: A2 ) declined 1.40% or 0.022 points to end at 1.550 and Tenaris (MI: TENR ) shed 1.38% or 0.20 points to 14.34.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 219 to 131 and 35 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.39% or 0.92 to $65.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.67% or 1.17 to hit $68.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 1.02% or 13.80 to trade at $1338.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.2353, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 89.37.

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