Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.09%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Travel & Leisure and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 fell 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ), which rose 2.50% or 0.380 points to trade at 15.550 at the close. Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) added 1.81% or 0.46 points to end at 25.81 and Italgas SpA (MI: IG ) was up 1.32% or 0.06 points to 4.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 2.72% or 0.0225 points to trade at 0.8045 in late trade. Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) declined 1.88% or 0.076 points to end at 3.958 and UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ) shed 1.78% or 0.3100 points to 17.0800.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 193 to 154 and 19 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.17% or 0.54 to $46.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.22% or 0.59 to hit $49.01 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.85% or 10.38 to trade at $1227.68 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1452, while EUR/GBP fell 0.58% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 95.05.

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