U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.32%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.32%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Aerospace & Defense , Healthcare Equipment & Services and General Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.32% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were NatWest Group PLC (LON: NWG ), which rose 5.38% or 6.30 points to trade at 123.45 at the close. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ) added 4.96% or 4.52 points to end at 95.60 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) was up 3.75% or 10.90 points to 301.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which lost 3.40% or 80.00 points to trade at 2270.00 in late trade. Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ) declined 2.74% or 0.28 points to end at 10.10 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) shed 2.82% or 2.04 points to 70.36.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1199 to 1021 and 66 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.71% or 13.35 to $1881.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.21% or 0.80 to hit $35.37 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.73% or 0.66 to trade at $37.60 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.13% to 1.2942, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8999.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 94.023.

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