U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.13%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.13%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Household Goods & Home Construction , Mobile Telecommunications and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BT Group PLC (LON: BT ), which rose 3.67% or 6.50 points to trade at 183.50 at the close. EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) added 3.13% or 29.20 points to end at 963.20 and Meggitt PLC (LON: MGGT ) was up 3.04% or 15.20 points to 515.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ), which lost 2.75% or 43.00 points to trade at 1522.50 in late trade. Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) declined 2.73% or 88.4 points to end at 3153.0 and B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ) shed 2.56% or 13.80 points to 525.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1230 to 966 and 245 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.28% or 5.25 to $1897.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.33% or 0.23 to hit $69.39 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.32% or 0.23 to trade at $71.66 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.19% to 1.4181, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8600.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 89.935.

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