U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.98%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.98%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Software & Computer Services and Oil & Gas Producers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ), which rose 2.00% or 159.0 points to trade at 8102.0 at the close. BT Group PLC (LON: BT ) added 1.82% or 1.90 points to end at 106.45 and Avast PLC (LON: AVST ) was up 1.36% or 6.72 points to 502.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tui AG (LON: TUIT ), which lost 10.06% or 32.48 points to trade at 290.42 in late trade. Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ) declined 9.70% or 99.7 points to end at 927.8 and International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ) shed 7.25% or 7.90 points to 101.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1541 to 677 and 72 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.75 to $1906.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.34% or 1.33 to hit $38.52 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.02% or 1.27 to trade at $40.80 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.15% to 1.3020, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.9081.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 93.013.

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