Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.67%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Technology and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 1.67% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ), which rose 3.59% or 0.128 points to trade at 3.692 at the close. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) added 3.03% or 0.53 points to end at 17.84 and Mediobanca (MI: MDBI ) was up 2.12% or 0.176 points to 8.496 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atlantia (MI: ATL ), which lost 22.26% or 5.24 points to trade at 18.30 in late trade. Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) declined 3.96% or 0.086 points to end at 2.099 and STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) shed 3.18% or 0.570 points to 17.335.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 240 to 106 and 32 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.52% or 0.34 to $65.35 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.61% or 0.43 to hit $71.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.30 to trade at $1186.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1376, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8946.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.48.

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