U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.53%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.53%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Fixed Line Telecommunications and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ), which rose 2.55% or 13.20 points to trade at 531.20 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) added 1.64% or 26.39 points to end at 1634.70 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 1.63% or 26.2 points to 1633.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON: SMT ), which lost 4.42% or 66.50 points to trade at 1436.50 in late trade. Glencore PLC (LON: GLEN ) declined 4.10% or 15.15 points to end at 354.65 and Abrdn PLC (LON: ABDN ) shed 3.77% or 9.00 points to 230.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1351 to 634 and 467 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.05% or 18.75 to $1765.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.71% or 1.12 to hit $66.69 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 0.97 to trade at $69.84 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.29% to 1.3315, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8491.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.090.

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