Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.55%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.55% – Spain equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Building & Construction , Financial Services & Real Estate and Telecoms & IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (MC: ICAG ), which rose 2.11% or 0.144 points to trade at 6.980 at the close. Naturgy Energy Group SA (MC: NTGY ) added 0.40% or 0.090 points to end at 22.340 and B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) was up 0.37% or 0.004 points to 1.094 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which lost 5.40% or 0.034 points to trade at 0.595 in late trade. Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ) declined 2.07% or 0.124 points to end at 5.860 and Cie Automotive (MC: CIEA ) shed 2.06% or 0.460 points to 21.820.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 112 to 60 and 22 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.70 to $1243.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.26% or 0.14 to hit $53.39 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.19 to trade at $62.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.935.

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