U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.87%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.87%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food Producers , Travel & Leisure and Aerospace & Defense sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ), which rose 2.75% or 39.11 points to trade at 1459.81 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) added 2.67% or 38.0 points to end at 1458.4 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON: RDSb ) was up 2.50% or 34.0 points to 1393.6 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which lost 4.17% or 8.48 points to trade at 194.72 in late trade. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) declined 4.09% or 4.58 points to end at 107.36 and Associated British Foods PLC (LON: ABF ) shed 2.76% or 65.0 points to 2292.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1152 to 1028 and 259 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.77% or 14.45 to $1865.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.78% or 0.55 to hit $71.46 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.58 to trade at $73.27 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.09% to 1.4118, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8589.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.427.

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