U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.05%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.05%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Forestry & Paper , Industrial Transportation and General Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON: SLA ), which rose 4.70% or 10.95 points to trade at 244.00 at the close. Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) added 4.48% or 51.00 points to end at 1190.00 and Shire PLC (LON: SHP ) was up 2.59% or 117.50 points to 4657.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mondi PLC (LON: MNDI ), which lost 3.91% or 66.50 points to trade at 1632.50 in late trade. Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON: MKS ) declined 3.80% or 10.50 points to end at 266.00 and Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) shed 3.29% or 15.40 points to 452.70.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1175 to 810 and 325 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17% or 2.15 to $1247.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.15% or 1.10 to hit $52.25 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.50% or 0.90 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.01% to 1.2631, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8995.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.088.

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