U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.34%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.34%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the General Retailers , General Industrial and Support Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 5.67% or 11.25 points to trade at 209.55 at the close. London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LON: LSEG ) added 4.24% or 294.0 points to end at 7234.0 and Melrose Industries PLC (LON: MRON ) was up 3.98% or 6.65 points to 173.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK Rosneft PAO DRC (LON: ROSNq ), which lost 3.04% or 0.23 points to trade at 7.33 in late trade. Phoenix Group Holdings PLC (LON: PHNX ) declined 2.92% or 21.40 points to end at 712.80 and British American Tobacco PLC (LON: BATS ) shed 2.11% or 58.5 points to 2715.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1235 to 876 and 271 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.67% or 11.55 to $1727.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.56% or 0.92 to hit $60.08 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.20% or 0.75 to trade at $63.49 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.40% to 1.3834, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8508.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 92.953.

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