Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.48%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Building & Construction and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ), which rose 5.74% or 1.450 points to trade at 26.720 at the close. Indra A (MC: IDR ) added 4.62% or 0.435 points to end at 9.860 and Acerinox (MC: ACX ) was up 3.46% or 0.390 points to 11.680 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cellnex Telecom SA (MC: CLNX ), which lost 2.68% or 0.62 points to trade at 22.51 in late trade. Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) declined 2.54% or 0.290 points to end at 11.110 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ) shed 2.08% or 0.375 points to 17.650.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 105 to 78 and 19 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.30 to $1225.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.47% or 1.00 to hit $68.89 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.78 to trade at $73.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1680, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.41.

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