Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.36%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Building & Construction , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.36% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: GAM ), which rose 2.38% or 0.325 points to trade at 14.000 at the close. Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ) added 1.86% or 0.185 points to end at 10.140 and Viscofan (MC: VIS ) was up 1.70% or 0.950 points to 56.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ), which lost 0.56% or 0.020 points to trade at 3.567 in late trade. Mapfre (MC: MAP ) declined 0.52% or 0.015 points to end at 2.891 and Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) shed 0.48% or 0.060 points to 12.380.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 56 and 26 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1314.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.23% or 0.86 to hit $70.58 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.62% or 1.21 to trade at $76.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1932, while EUR/GBP fell 0.51% to 0.8796.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.54.

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