Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.20%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ), which rose 1.83% or 0.0160 points to trade at 0.8890 at the close. Semapa (LS: SEM ) added 1.73% or 0.2600 points to end at 15.2600 and Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) was up 1.11% or 0.1500 points to 13.6450 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which lost 1.19% or 0.0029 points to trade at 0.2410 in late trade. Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) declined 1.09% or 0.0020 points to end at 0.1810 and Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) shed 1.03% or 0.0200 points to 1.9300.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 14 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was up 0.37% or 0.23 to $61.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.01% or 0.55 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.79% or 10.35 to trade at $1325.85 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1444, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8715.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.273.

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