U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.70%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.70%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrial Transportation , Chemicals and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Compass Group PLC (LON: CPG ), which rose 4.02% or 66.50 points to trade at 1720.00 at the close. Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) added 1.43% or 27.6 points to end at 1960.0 and Centrica PLC (LON: CNA ) was up 1.30% or 1.00 points to 77.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ), which lost 5.30% or 595.0 points to trade at 10620.0 in late trade. BT Group PLC (LON: BT ) declined 4.83% or 9.45 points to end at 186.05 and Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ) shed 4.71% or 386.0 points to 7810.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1350 to 563 and 450 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.31% or 5.55 to $1804.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.56% or 0.49 to hit $88.75 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.48 to trade at $89.95 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.21% to 1.3606, while EUR/GBP rose 0.99% to 0.8403.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 95.350.

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