U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.59%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.59%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Mining and General Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON: RBS ), which rose 3.49% or 7.50 points to trade at 222.50 at the close. Capita PLC (LON: CPI ) added 2.45% or 2.50 points to end at 104.50 and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY ) was up 1.95% or 1.13 points to 59.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rio Tinto PLC (LON: RIO ), which lost 4.68% or 228.50 points to trade at 4649.00 in late trade. Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON: MKS ) declined 4.54% or 10.10 points to end at 212.10 and Intu Properties PLC (LON: INTUP ) shed 4.16% or 3.58 points to 82.44.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1171 to 1026 and 223 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.10% or 1.35 to $1349.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.43% or 0.23 to hit $53.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.13 to trade at $62.01 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.61% to 1.2632, while EUR/GBP fell 0.37% to 0.8878.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.928.

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