U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.84%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.84%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Life Insurance/Assurance , Banking and Industrial Transportation sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.84% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 11.16% or 16.68 points to trade at 166.18 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) added 6.15% or 496.0 points to end at 8559.0 and Centrica PLC (LON: CNA ) was up 4.58% or 2.34 points to 53.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Prudential PLC (LON: PRU ), which lost 8.37% or 121.00 points to trade at 1324.50 in late trade. Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN ) declined 7.01% or 31.00 points to end at 411.00 and Schroders PLC (LON: SDR ) shed 6.62% or 254.0 points to 3583.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1683 to 419 and 360 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.59% or 10.25 to $1761.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.92% or 1.38 to hit $70.44 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.62% or 1.22 to trade at $74.12 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.60% to 1.3659, while EUR/GBP rose 0.69% to 0.8590.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 93.222.

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