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U.K. stocks fell Thursday, as the FTSE 100 Index UKX, +1.23% closed down 1.86% at 7,148.50.

Of the FTSE 100 constituents, air freight company Royal Mail PLC RMG, +2.90% saw the largest decrease Thursday, as shares declined 7.95%

Shares of gambling industries firm Entain PLC ENT, +1.54% and investment advisors company Intermediate Capital Group PLC ICP, +2.35% fell 7.66% and 7.50%, respectively.

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR, +0.20% , an aerospace products/parts company, and investment advisors firm 3i Group PLC III, +0.95% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 7.39% and 6.75%, respectively.

JD Sports Fashion PLC JD, -0.20% , a clothing retail company, saw the largest increase among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares climbed 1.28% on Thursday.

Shares of publishing firm Pearson PLC PSON, +1.48% and software company Avast PLC AVST, -0.50% rallied 1.23% and 0.88%, respectively.

SSE PLC SSE, +2.14% , an electric utilities company, and medical equipment/supplies firm Smith & Nephew PLC SN, +0.87% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks climbed 0.73% and 0.10%, respectively.

The pound was down 0.65% against dollar GBPUSD, +0.73% at $1.1545 and was up 0.33% against the euro UK:GBPEUR at €1.1598.

Brent crude US:BRN00 fell 2.4% to $93.31, and the yield on the 10-year gilt TMBMKGB-10Y, 3.095% declined 2.799 basis points to 2.879%.

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