Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.73%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.73%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Chemicals , Technology and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 declined 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Luxottica Group (MI: LUX ), which rose 5.15% or 2.54 points to trade at 51.90 at the close. Salvatore Ferragamo (MI: SFER ) added 1.43% or 0.33 points to end at 23.47 and Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ) was up 1.19% or 0.058 points to 4.926 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 3.85% or 0.725 points to trade at 18.100 in late trade. Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ) declined 3.29% or 0.24 points to end at 7.05 and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) shed 2.75% or 0.484 points to 17.088.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 277 to 75 and 27 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.58% or 0.36 to $61.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.74% or 0.48 to hit $64.25 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 6.40 to trade at $1311.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.2217, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8883.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 90.56.

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