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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.09%

Published 2020/10/29, 18:15
© Reuters.  U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.09%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers, Travel & Leisure and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON:FLTRF), which rose 7.29% or 895.0 points to trade at 13180.0 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON:RDSa) added 4.79% or 42.90 points to end at 938.86 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON:RDSa) was up 4.19% or 37.7 points to 937.7 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR), which lost 12.96% or 10.96 points to trade at 73.58 in late trade. Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) declined 7.51% or 28.08 points to end at 345.62 and Next PLC (LON:NXT) shed 2.74% or 168.0 points to 5966.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1297 to 932 and 67 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.36% or 6.80 to $1872.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.72% or 1.39 to hit $36.00 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.71% or 1.47 to trade at $38.17 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.59% to 1.2905, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.9039.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.68% at 94.047.

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