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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 0.51%

view original post – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil&Gas Producers, Industrial Metals&Mining and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

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At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 declined 0.51% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ), which rose 6.56% or 26.90 points to trade at 437.00 at the close. Tui AG (LON:TUIT) added 6.12% or 8.80 points to end at 152.70 and Sage Group PLC (LON:SGE) was up 5.57% or 33.20 points to 628.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BP PLC (LON:BP), which lost 6.17% or 24.95 points to trade at 379.45 in late trade. Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO) declined 4.90% or 267.00 points to end at 5,177.00 and Shell PLC (LON:SHEL) shed 4.66% or 100.00 points to 2,044.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1023 to 809 and 449 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.43% or 7.95 to $1,841.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 6.77% or 7.96 to hit $109.63 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 5.63% or 6.75 to trade at $113.06 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 1.12% to 1.22, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.50% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.13% at 104.58.