U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.67%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.67%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Household Goods & Home Construction and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 2.67% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Unilever PLC (LON: ULVR ), which rose 7.31% or 268.5 points to trade at 3943.5 at the close. Vodafone Group PLC (LON: VOD ) added 4.53% or 5.32 points to end at 122.86 and British American Tobacco PLC (LON: BATS ) was up 1.48% or 46.5 points to 3184.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bank VTB PAO DRC (LON: VTBRq ), which lost 10.83% or 0.120 points to trade at 0.988 in late trade. Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ) declined 9.22% or 1.18 points to end at 11.66 and Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) shed 8.90% or 60.00 points to 614.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2006 to 153 and 276 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.48% or 8.75 to $1840.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.89% or 1.61 to hit $83.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.75% or 1.52 to trade at $85.56 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.61% to 1.3471, while EUR/GBP rose 0.57% to 0.8411.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.870.

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