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 Thursday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Telecoms & IT and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were BBVA (MC: BBVA ), which rose 1.63% or 0.088 points to trade at 5.487 at the close. Amadeus IT (MC: AMA ) added 1.46% or 1.080 points to end at 75.080 and Caixabank SA (MC: CABK ) was up 1.33% or 0.050 points to 3.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (MC: ACS ), which lost 1.97% or 0.700 points to trade at 34.750 in late trade. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: GAM ) declined 1.51% or 0.180 points to end at 11.720 and Ferrovial (MC: FER ) shed 1.20% or 0.215 points to 17.770.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 119 to 54 and 16 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.10% or 1.20 to $1186.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.51% or 0.33 to hit $65.34 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.44 to trade at $71.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1376, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.48.

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