U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.54%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.54%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food Producers , Financial Services and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 2.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Randgold Resources Ltd (LON: RRS ), which rose 9.02% or 665.00 points to trade at 8035.00 at the close. Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ) added 7.00% or 97.00 points to end at 1483.00 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) was up 2.34% or 94.50 points to 4126.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ), which lost 22.32% or 293.000 points to trade at 1020.000 in late trade. Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) declined 19.42% or 85.400 points to end at 354.400 and Barclays PLC (LON: BARC ) shed 17.35% or 26.7000 points to 127.2000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2005 to 370 and 261 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was up 0.19% or 2.45 to $1324.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.73% or 1.30 to hit $46.34 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.59% or 1.27 to trade at $47.77 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 3.72% to 1.3171, while EUR/GBP rose 3.00% to 0.8370.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.96% at 96.55.

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