Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.01%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Chemicals and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 fell 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Prysmian (MI: PRY ), which rose 2.16% or 0.55 points to trade at 25.97 at the close. UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ) added 1.84% or 0.3220 points to end at 17.8600 and Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) was up 0.71% or 0.26 points to 36.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ), which lost 4.15% or 0.127 points to trade at 2.933 in late trade. A2A (MI: A2 ) declined 4.13% or 0.069 points to end at 1.600 and Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ) shed 3.86% or 0.0320 points to 0.7970.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 216 to 135 and 30 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.28% or 0.20 to $70.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.27% or 0.21 to hit $77.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 7.00 to trade at $1320.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.1913, while EUR/GBP rose 0.83% to 0.8821.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 92.62.

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