Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.12%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms & IT , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: SGREN ), which rose 3.05% or 0.325 points to trade at 10.965 at the close. Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ) added 1.79% or 0.098 points to end at 5.588 and Enagas (MC: ENAG ) was up 1.78% or 0.420 points to 24.030 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (MC: ICAG ), which lost 3.41% or 0.236 points to trade at 6.684 in late trade. Viscofan (MC: VIS ) declined 2.87% or 1.380 points to end at 46.740 and ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) shed 2.82% or 0.512 points to 17.670.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 69 and 18 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.49% or 6.30 to $1287.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.01% or 1.82 to hit $47.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.51% or 1.89 to trade at $55.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.98% to 1.1350, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.9010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 96.373.

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