Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.34%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemicals , Industrials and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Luxottica Group (MI: LUX ), which rose 1.33% or 0.68 points to trade at 51.76 at the close. Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ) added 1.15% or 0.0082 points to end at 0.7216 and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) was down 0.03% or 0.01 points to 37.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ), which lost 12.00% or 1.353 points to trade at 9.922 in late trade. Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ) declined 3.84% or 0.186 points to end at 4.659 and Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) shed 3.65% or 0.1450 points to 3.8260.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 318 to 54 and 23 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.83% or 1.20 to $64.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.33% or 0.92 to hit $68.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.20 to trade at $1338.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.2391, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 89.11.

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