Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.49%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemicals , Technology and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Poste Italiane SpA (MI: PST ), which rose 4.09% or 0.250 points to trade at 6.365 at the close. Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) added 1.48% or 0.36 points to end at 24.65 and A2A (MI: A2 ) was up 1.35% or 0.021 points to 1.580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salvatore Ferragamo (MI: SFER ), which lost 6.29% or 1.42 points to trade at 21.15 in late trade. Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) declined 2.33% or 0.060 points to end at 2.520 and Exor NV (MI: EXOR ) shed 2.04% or 1.05 points to 50.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 238 to 120 and 15 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.42% or 0.24 to $57.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $63.29 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1257.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1775, while EUR/GBP rose 0.84% to 0.8844.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 93.84.

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