U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.80%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.80%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Automobiles & Parts , Industrial Transportation and Household Goods & Home Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 1.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were NK Rosneft PAO DRC (LON: ROSNq ), which rose 24.63% or 0.15 points to trade at 0.75 at the close. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) added 5.24% or 4.47 points to end at 89.79 and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd DRC (LON: 0593xq ) was up 5.14% or 55.50 points to 1,135.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BT Group PLC (LON: BT ), which lost 7.65% or 14.55 points to trade at 175.65 in late trade. Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ) declined 3.76% or 62.00 points to end at 1,586.50 and United Utilities Group PLC (LON: UU ) shed 3.38% or 35.50 points to 1,016.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1279 to 530 and 448 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.85 to $1,703.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.82% or 2.70 to hit $98.48 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.72% or 2.70 to trade at $101.80 a barrel.

GBP/USD was unchanged 0.34% to 1.19, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.46% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 107.82.

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