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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 2.32%

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© Reuters U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 2.32% – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles&Parts, Industrial Metals&Mining and Travel&Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 fell 2.32% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were J Sainsbury PLC (LON:SBRY), which rose 2.24% or 5.10 points to trade at 233.00 at the close. Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) added 1.51% or 4.10 points to end at 275.50 and Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) was up 1.23% or 19.00 points to 1,567.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carnival PLC (LON:CCL), which lost 9.67% or 115.00 points to trade at 1,074.00 in late trade. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON:SMT) declined 6.66% or 55.40 points to end at 777.00 and Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) shed 6.52% or 95.00 points to 1,362.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1792 to 255 and 300 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.32% or 24.84 to $1,857.96 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 5.86% or 6.43 to hit $103.34 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 5.49% or 6.17 to trade at $106.22 a barrel.

GBP/USD was unchanged 0.04% to 1.23, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.12% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 103.69.