U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.04%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas Producers , Automobiles & Parts and Mobile Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were WPP PLC (LON: WPP ), which rose 8.05% or 77.80 points to trade at 1044.00 at the close. GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON: GSK ) added 3.97% or 57.20 points to end at 1499.00 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) was up 2.92% or 7.00 points to 247.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON: RDSb ), which lost 3.47% or 61.4 points to trade at 1706.6 in late trade. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) declined 3.14% or 55.30 points to end at 1707.90 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) shed 2.97% or 52.4 points to 1713.2.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1065 to 914 and 459 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 4.50 to $1803.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.31% or 1.08 to hit $81.58 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.49% or 1.25 to trade at $82.62 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.41% to 1.3802, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8464.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 93.332.

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