Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.55%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.55%
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Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Consumer Services and Building & Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 1.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ), which rose 3.27% or 0.031 points to trade at 0.992 at the close. Repsol (MC: REP ) added 3.13% or 0.430 points to end at 14.165 and ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (MC: ACS ) was up 2.66% or 0.850 points to 32.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: SGREN ), which lost 0.90% or 0.095 points to trade at 10.495 in late trade. Acciona (MC: ANA ) declined 0.39% or 0.280 points to end at 72.200 and Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ) shed 0.37% or 0.030 points to 8.010.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 134 to 49 and 10 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.05% or 0.70 to $1281.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.68% or 0.75 to hit $45.36 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.43 to trade at $53.16 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.947.

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