U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.58%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.58%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Construction & Materials , Industrial Engineering and Industrial Transportation sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ), which rose 3.60% or 33.60 points to trade at 966.00 at the close. CRH PLC (LON: CRH ) added 3.49% or 80.00 points to end at 2375.00 and Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) was up 3.08% or 61.30 points to 2053.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ), which lost 5.56% or 361.00 points to trade at 6135.00 in late trade. Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) declined 4.44% or 34.20 points to end at 735.60 and Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (LON: BKGH ) shed 1.86% or 70.00 points to 3689.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1305 to 808 and 327 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 3.75 to $1299.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.45% or 0.86 to hit $60.16 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.52 to trade at $67.62 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.26% to 1.3009, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8623.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.830.

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