Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.05%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Consumer Services and Telecoms & IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Merlin Properties SA (MC: MRL ), which rose 2.02% or 0.23 points to trade at 11.38 at the close. Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ) added 1.95% or 0.375 points to end at 19.650 and Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ) was up 1.72% or 0.150 points to 8.855 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ), which lost 6.39% or 0.374 points to trade at 5.476 in late trade. B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) declined 3.69% or 0.040 points to end at 1.030 and Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) shed 2.54% or 0.067 points to 2.566.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 85 to 84 and 21 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1290.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.86% or 0.45 to hit $51.86 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.30 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.63% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.790.

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