Italy shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.50%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.50%
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Investing.com – Italy equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 fell 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ), which rose 2.04% or 0.188 points to trade at 9.402 at the close. A2A (MI: A2 ) added 1.86% or 0.028 points to end at 1.503 and Terna (MI: TRN ) was up 1.60% or 0.073 points to 4.644 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 4.08% or 0.790 points to trade at 18.595 in late trade. Tenaris (MI: TENR ) declined 4.05% or 0.57 points to end at 13.61 and Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ) shed 2.30% or 0.29 points to 12.30.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 205 to 153 and 23 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.70% or 1.09 to $65.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.47% or 1.01 to hit $69.92 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.70% or 22.50 to trade at $1349.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.2363, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8737.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 89.05.

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