Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.30%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Telecoms & IT and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Inditex (MC: ITX ), which rose 3.00% or 0.730 points to trade at 25.040 at the close. Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) added 2.84% or 0.069 points to end at 2.497 and Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) was up 2.49% or 0.220 points to 9.070 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Merlin Properties SA (MC: MRL ), which lost 1.42% or 0.17 points to trade at 11.42 in late trade. Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ) declined 1.06% or 0.095 points to end at 8.860 and Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ) shed 0.47% or 0.030 points to 6.304.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 135 to 42 and 14 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1318.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.26% or 0.69 to hit $53.87 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.54% or 0.34 to trade at $62.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1408, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.808.

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