Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.30%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.30%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 3.19% or 0.0480 points to trade at 1.5540 at the close. Corticeira Amorim (LS: CORA ) added 2.83% or 0.240 points to end at 8.720 and Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) was up 2.58% or 0.0057 points to 0.2269 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which lost 5.15% or 0.0086 points to trade at 0.1584 in late trade. Semapa (LS: SEM ) declined 1.54% or 0.2000 points to end at 12.7600 and CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS: CTT ) shed 1.30% or 0.0380 points to 2.8960.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 19 to 15 and 2 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 1.02% or 0.54 to $53.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.70% or 0.76 to hit $45.37 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1280.85 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1434, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.007.

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