Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.21%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Chemicals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 declined 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ), which rose 2.01% or 0.59 points to trade at 29.94 at the close. Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ) added 1.86% or 0.069 points to end at 3.770 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) was up 1.75% or 0.0490 points to 2.8530 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ), which lost 4.20% or 0.70 points to trade at 16.10 in late trade. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) declined 3.24% or 0.430 points to end at 12.860 and Prysmian (MI: PRY ) shed 2.18% or 0.35 points to 15.94.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 227 to 126 and 26 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.32% or 0.17 to $53.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.42% or 0.26 to hit $62.34 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.70 to trade at $1243.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1352, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.925.

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