U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.38%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.38%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Mining and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ), which rose 7.32% or 125.50 points to trade at 1840.50 at the close. Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ) added 7.33% or 99.0 points to end at 1450.0 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) was up 6.95% or 6.49 points to 99.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Experian PLC (LON: EXPN ), which lost 2.91% or 75.0 points to trade at 2505.0 in late trade. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) declined 2.66% or 198.0 points to end at 7256.0 and Intertek Group PLC (LON: ITRK ) shed 2.48% or 146.0 points to 5734.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1299 to 1039 and 78 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.52% or 9.20 to $1784.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.31% or 0.79 to hit $59.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.47 to trade at $63.46 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.31% to 1.4015, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8656.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 90.282.

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