Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.81%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.81%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Building & Construction and Telecoms & IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ), which rose 3.01% or 0.250 points to trade at 8.550 at the close. Cie Automotive (MC: CIEA ) added 2.84% or 0.620 points to end at 22.460 and Amadeus IT (MC: AMA ) was up 2.54% or 1.540 points to 62.160 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ), which lost 0.41% or 0.024 points to trade at 5.834 in late trade. Iberdrola (MC: IBE ) declined 0.37% or 0.026 points to end at 7.090 and Cellnex Telecom SA (MC: CLNX ) shed 0.21% or 0.05 points to 23.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 115 to 63 and 14 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.25% or 3.25 to $1286.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.51% or 1.22 to hit $49.74 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.27% or 1.30 to trade at $58.63 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1449, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.9002.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 95.447.

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