Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 1.55%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 1.55%
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Investing.com – Spain equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms & IT , Financial Services & Real Estate and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which rose 6.81% or 0.051 points to trade at 0.800 at the close. Indra A (MC: IDR ) added 0.84% or 0.070 points to end at 8.410 and Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ) was up 0.47% or 0.028 points to 6.022 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ), which lost 4.74% or 1.030 points to trade at 20.690 in late trade. Merlin Properties SA (MC: MRL ) declined 3.94% or 0.44 points to end at 10.74 and Acerinox (MC: ACX ) shed 3.28% or 0.302 points to 8.890.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 129 to 43 and 15 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 2.40 to $1222.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 5.12% or 2.93 to hit $54.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 5.14% or 3.43 to trade at $63.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 96.55.

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