U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 3.69%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 3.69%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Banking and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 3.69% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which rose 4.57% or 80.00 points to trade at 1829.00 at the close. B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ) added 1.42% or 8.80 points to end at 628.00 and Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ) was up 1.04% or 102.0 points to 9902.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ), which lost 16.04% or 226.0 points to trade at 1182.8 in late trade. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ) declined 14.85% or 22.92 points to end at 131.40 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) shed 11.62% or 15.98 points to 121.56.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1983 to 233 and 281 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.55 to $1785.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 11.80% or 9.25 to hit $69.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 10.20% or 8.39 to trade at $73.83 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.02% to 1.3322, while EUR/GBP rose 0.83% to 0.8479.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 96.162.

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