Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.83%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.83%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 1.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Enel (MI: ENEI ), which rose 0.79% or 0.036 points to trade at 4.598 at the close. A2A (MI: A2 ) added 0.20% or 0.003 points to end at 1.515 and Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) was down 0.19% or 0.03 points to 16.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ), which lost 7.23% or 0.2890 points to trade at 3.7110 in late trade. Banco Bpm SpA (MI: BAMI ) declined 5.42% or 0.098 points to end at 1.705 and Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI: BMED ) shed 4.47% or 0.225 points to 4.810.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 328 to 49 and 19 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 5.14% or 2.94 to $54.26 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 5.18% or 3.46 to hit $63.33 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.60 to trade at $1222.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 96.56.

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