U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.57%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.57%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Banking and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 4.92% or 8.86 points to trade at 188.98 at the close. Bank VTB PAO DRC (LON: VTBRq ) added 3.52% or 0.046 points to end at 1.352 and EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) was up 3.23% or 29.80 points to 953.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AVEVA Group PLC (LON: AVV ), which lost 1.51% or 59.0 points to trade at 3835.0 in late trade. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) declined 1.15% or 101.0 points to end at 8678.0 and Informa PLC (LON: INF ) shed 1.06% or 5.60 points to 523.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1307 to 875 and 211 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.42% or 7.55 to $1790.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.37% or 1.03 to hit $76.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.13% or 0.86 to trade at $77.03 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.24% to 1.3855, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8566.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 92.207.

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