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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.63%

Published 29/01/2019, 17:35
© Reuters.  Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.63%

Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic, Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:SGREN), which rose 13.21% or 1.470 points to trade at 12.595 at the close. International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (MC:ICAG) added 3.21% or 0.230 points to end at 7.386 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC:REE) was up 1.82% or 0.360 points to 20.090 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cie Automotive (MC:CIEA), which lost 1.79% or 0.440 points to trade at 24.200 in late trade. Ferrovial (MC:FER) declined 1.68% or 0.330 points to end at 19.350 and Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) shed 1.45% or 0.130 points to 8.870.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 92 to 87 and 12 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 4.75 to $1307.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.67% or 1.39 to hit $53.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.61% or 1.56 to trade at $61.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8697.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.520.

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