U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.07%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.07%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction & Materials , Industrial Metals & Mining and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 2.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were AVEVA Group PLC (LON: AVV ), which rose 2.36% or 56.00 points to trade at 2,434.00 at the close. J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY ) added 1.86% or 3.90 points to end at 213.30 and Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ) was up 1.66% or 12.20 points to 748.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ), which lost 7.47% or 291.50 points to trade at 3,613.00 in late trade. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON: SMT ) declined 6.64% or 53.00 points to end at 745.80 and CRH PLC (LON: CRH ) shed 6.33% or 202.00 points to 2,987.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1531 to 339 and 444 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.21% or 22.40 to $1,875.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.70% or 0.85 to hit $120.66 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 1.01 to trade at $122.06 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 1.48% to 1.23, while EUR/GBP rose 0.64% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.94% at 104.19.

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