Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.43%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.43% – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Building & Construction , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which rose 15.97% or 0.294 points to trade at 2.135 at the close. Ferrovial (MC: FER ) added 2.57% or 0.450 points to end at 17.970 and ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (MC: ACS ) was up 1.98% or 0.720 points to 37.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (MC: ICAG ), which lost 2.47% or 0.190 points to trade at 7.494 in late trade. Amadeus IT (MC: AMA ) declined 0.20% or 0.140 points to end at 71.500 and Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) shed 0.18% or 0.020 points to 11.180.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 111 to 47 and 27 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.15% or 1.80 to $1221.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.54% or 0.37 to hit $68.59 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.14 to trade at $73.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1565, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8895.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.04.

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