Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 2.02%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 2.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Utilities , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 declined 2.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Tenaris (MI: TENR ), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to trade at 14.96 at the close. Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) fell 0.18% or 0.07 points to end at 39.78 and Atlantia (MI: ATL ) was down 0.45% or 0.11 points to 24.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ), which lost 4.17% or 0.736 points to trade at 16.908 in late trade. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) declined 3.93% or 0.94 points to end at 22.96 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) shed 3.74% or 0.1270 points to 3.2690.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 288 to 73 and 18 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.14% or 0.09 to $65.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.38% or 1.03 to hit $73.71 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 3.70 to trade at $1270.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1603, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8761.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 94.55.

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