U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.10%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.10%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrial Transportation , Media and Construction & Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Coca Cola HBC AG (LON: CCH ), which rose 4.78% or 108.0 points to trade at 2368.0 at the close. Avast PLC (LON: AVST ) added 4.34% or 21.30 points to end at 512.50 and Intertek Group PLC (LON: ITRK ) was up 3.71% or 207.5 points to 5797.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Meggitt PLC (LON: MGGT ), which lost 2.65% or 11.20 points to trade at 411.00 in late trade. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) declined 2.52% or 34.4 points to end at 1328.8 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON: RDSb ) shed 2.53% or 33.0 points to 1273.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1185 to 1100 and 100 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.30% or 5.45 to $1837.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $58.51 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $61.39 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.09% to 1.3816, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 90.398.

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