Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in London, the fell 1.98%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Fresnillo PLC (LON:), which rose 2.26% or 18.20 points to trade at 823.40 at the close. Auto Trader Group Plc (LON:) added 0.45% or 2.80 points to end at 631.40 and NK Rosneft PAO DRC (LON:) was up 0.44% or 0.03 points to 7.37 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Melrose Industries PLC (LON:), which lost 5.67% or 9.40 points to trade at 156.35 in late trade. Anglo American PLC (LON:) declined 5.07% or 145.0 points to end at 2717.5 and Mondi PLC (LON:) shed 4.70% or 91.00 points to 1844.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1570 to 674 and 214 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.10% or 1.75 to $1776.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.97% or 0.69 to hit $71.73 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.60% or 0.44 to trade at $73.52 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.69% to 1.3823, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8594.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 92.177.