U.K. stocks climbed Monday, as the FTSE 100 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.27% closed up 0.22% at 6,908.76.
Among FTSE 100 constituents, air freight company Royal Mail PLC saw the largest increase Monday, as shares rallied 6.48%.
Shares of broadcasting firm ITV PLC /zigman2/quotes/205378065/delayed UK:ITV +0.28% and wired telecommunications services company BT Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/209006687/delayed UK:BT.A +0.59% climbed 4.43% and 4.41%, respectively.
Fresnillo PLC /zigman2/quotes/201300065/delayed UK:FRES -0.47% , a precious metals company, and mixed retailing company B&M European Value Retail S.A. /zigman2/quotes/208742159/delayed UK:BME -0.12% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks rose 3.80% and 3.66%, respectively.
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC /zigman2/quotes/204858474/delayed UK:SMT +0.92% , a closed-end funds company, saw the largest decrease of the FTSE 100 constituents, as shares shed 4.29% on Monday.
Shares of gambling industries firm Flutter Entertainment PLC /zigman2/quotes/208882914/delayed UK:FLTR -0.21% and alcoholic beverages/drinks company Diageo PLC /zigman2/quotes/205611832/delayed UK:DGE +0.36% shed 2.46% and 2.37%, respectively.
Unilever PLC /zigman2/quotes/205449809/delayed UK:ULVR -0.16% , a food products company, and non-alcoholic beverages/drinks company Coca-Cola HBC AG /zigman2/quotes/200383650/delayed UK:CCH +0.29% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 2.33% and 2.14%, respectively.
The pound was up 0.95% against dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD -0.3307% at $1.1274 and 0.90% against the euro at €1.1493.
Brent crude rose 3.7% to $88.28, and the yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y 0.00% increased 4.642 basis points to 3.957%.