Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.00%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Utilities and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (MI: ISP ), which rose 5.18% or 0.113 points to trade at 2.284 at the close. Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) added 4.74% or 0.1550 points to end at 3.4240 and UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ) was up 4.07% or 0.5080 points to 13.0000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 5.41% or 0.0300 points to trade at 0.5250 in late trade. Mediaset SpA (MI: MS ) declined 3.39% or 0.087 points to end at 2.479 and STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) shed 2.46% or 0.435 points to 17.280.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 198 to 161 and 32 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.09% or 0.06 to $69.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $78.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.74% or 8.90 to trade at $1197.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1572, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.9020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.44.

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