U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.61%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.61%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mobile Telecommunications , Industrial Metals & Mining and Electronic & Electrical Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ), which rose 3.35% or 69.00 points to trade at 2129.00 at the close. Hiscox Ltd (LON: HSX ) added 2.64% or 33.00 points to end at 1282.00 and Coca Cola HBC AG (LON: CCH ) was up 2.12% or 53.0 points to 2556.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included 3I Group PLC (LON: III ), which lost 4.58% or 51.50 points to trade at 1073.50 in late trade. Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON: MKS ) declined 3.77% or 6.80 points to end at 173.45 and Vodafone Group PLC (LON: VOD ) shed 3.31% or 5.46 points to 159.58.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1166 to 898 and 234 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.63% or 9.25 to $1472.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.28% or 0.16 to hit $56.96 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $62.45 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.21% to 1.2876, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8556.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 98.055.

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