Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 2.39%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 2.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Building & Construction , Financial Services & Real Estate and Telecoms & IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 2.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ), which rose 5.68% or 1.405 points to trade at 26.135 at the close. Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ) added 4.32% or 1.070 points to end at 25.840 and Indra A (MC: IDR ) was up 4.05% or 0.440 points to 11.300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ), which lost 0.51% or 0.085 points to trade at 16.470 in late trade. Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ) declined 0.47% or 0.045 points to end at 9.630 and Abertis Infr (MC: ABE ) shed 0.08% or 0.015 points to 18.200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 163 to 30 and 10 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.84% or 11.30 to $1328.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.43% or 0.27 to hit $63.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.39 to trade at $68.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.2239, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.8740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 90.15.

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