United Kingdom – Stocks closed the session lower and the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 Index fell 0.16% by Investing.com

Investing.com – United Kingdom stocks were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the , , and sectors dragged shares lower.

The index fell 0.16% at the close in London.

The best performance of the session on the index came from shares of M&G plc (LON:), which rose 2.37% or 4.70 points to trade at 203.00 at the end of the session. Meanwhile, shares of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:) rose 1.77% or 8.10 points to end the day at 465.00, and shares of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:) BP PLC (LON:), which advanced 1.76% or 8.15 points to close operations at 470.85.

The worst performing stocks of the session were Rentokil Initial PLC (LON:), which fell 2.87% or 12.10 points to close at 409.30, with its shares trading at .Diploma PLC (LON:) fell 2.85% or 120.00 points to end at 4.00, and Admiral Group PLC (LON:) declined 2.67% or 73.00 points to 2.00.

Falling shares outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1,175 to 661, while 675 closed unchanged.

Shares in Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:) hit a 5-year high; rising 1.77% or 8.10 to 465.00.

Gold futures for August delivery rose 0.05% or 1.05 to $2.00 a troy ounce. In other commodities, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.42% or 1.83 to hit $77.36 a barrel, while Brent crude futures for delivery in August rose 2.15% or 1.71 to trade at $81.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.10% at 1.27, while EUR/GBP was up 0.22% at 0.84.

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In turn, the dollar futures index rose 0.07% to 104.78.

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