Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 1.07%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 1.07%
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Investing.com – Spain equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Building & Construction and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 1.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ), which rose 1.50% or 0.140 points to trade at 9.490 at the close. Merlin Properties SA (MC: MRL ) added 0.91% or 0.11 points to end at 12.17 and Iberdrola (MC: IBE ) was up 0.78% or 0.052 points to 6.712 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Caixabank SA (MC: CABK ), which lost 3.81% or 0.147 points to trade at 3.710 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) declined 3.58% or 1.040 points to end at 28.050 and Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) shed 2.92% or 0.099 points to 3.289.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 141 to 46 and 18 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.13% or 27.90 to $1280.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.29% or 2.20 to hit $64.69 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.44% or 2.61 to trade at $73.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.1606, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8743.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.81.

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