Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.32%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Chemicals , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI: BMED ), which rose 5.04% or 0.244 points to trade at 5.090 at the close. Mediaset SpA (MI: MS ) added 5.01% or 0.131 points to end at 2.744 and Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) was up 4.28% or 0.1340 points to 3.2650 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Recordati (MI: RECI ), which lost 2.32% or 0.72 points to trade at 30.29 in late trade. Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ) declined 1.51% or 0.27 points to end at 17.66 and Enel (MI: ENEI ) shed 0.08% or 0.004 points to 5.044.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 297 to 65 and 28 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.55% or 0.69 to $45.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.76% or 0.40 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1281.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.9005.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.955.

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