Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 2.37%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 2.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemicals , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 2.37% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to trade at 37.73 at the close. Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) fell 0.21% or 0.06 points to end at 27.90 and A2A (MI: A2 ) was down 0.59% or 0.009 points to 1.435 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Exor NV (MI: EXOR ), which lost 6.08% or 3.56 points to trade at 55.04 in late trade. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) declined 5.72% or 0.978 points to end at 16.110 and CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ) shed 4.68% or 0.515 points to 10.485.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 308 to 58 and 25 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.30% or 0.18 to $61.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.58% or 0.37 to hit $64.20 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.10% or 14.40 to trade at $1319.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.2316, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 89.97.

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