FTSE 100 Advances 0.7 Per Cent at the Day’s End

FTSE 100 advances 0.7 per cent at the day's end

On Monday, the UK’s leading blue-chip index, FTSE 100, settled the day 0.70% higher, with oil equipment services & distribution, industrial engineering, and mobile technology stocks surging most at the close in London.

The top performers on the index were Melrose Industries, which gained 6.9 points, or 5.92%, to close the session at 123.55, Vodafone Group gaining 4.73% or 4.86 points to trade at 07.68 in the late session, and Rolls-Royce Holdings which added 9.80 points, or 8.63%, to end the day at 123.40.

Likewise, the biggest losers on the FTSE 100 index were Mondi Private Ltd. Company, which shed 1.6% or 27.5 points to close at 1690, Severn Trent losing 34 points, or 1.35%, to trade at 2492, and Reckitt Benckiser Group, which slumped 180 points, or 2.35%, to trade at 7492 in the late session.

Overall, advancing stocks dominated declining ones by 1479 to 704, with 176 closing the session unchanged on the UK stock exchange.

GBP/USD and EUR/GBP rose 0.35% and 0.27% trading at 1.2976 and 0.9080, respectively.

The US Dollar index futures traded at 93.502, after slumping 0.43%.

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