Rio Tinto PLC leads FTSE 100 gains, while Experian PLC sees largest decline

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Rio Tinto PLC leads FTSE 100 gains, while Experian PLC sees largest decline
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The FTSE 100 Index closed at 7,389.70 on Tuesday, marking an increase of 0.20%, with mining company Rio Tinto (LON: RIO ) PLC (LSE:NYSE: RIO ) leading the gains. The multinational's shares saw a significant rise of 3.47%, the largest among the index constituents. Other companies that recorded notable increases included AstraZeneca PLC (LSE:NASDAQ: AZN ), United Utilities (OTC: UUGRY ) Group PLC (LSE:UU), Antofagasta PLC (LSE:LON: ANTO ), and Severn Trent PLC (LSE:LON: SVT ) with gains of 3.35%, 2.57%, 2.39%, and 2.35% respectively.

Contrarily, Experian (OTC: EXPGF ) PLC (LSE:EXPN) experienced the most substantial decline among the FTSE 100 constituents, with its shares falling by 10.27%. Other companies that faced a downturn included Barclays PLC (LSE:LON: BARC ), Bunzl (OTC: BZLFY ) PLC (LSE:BNZL), NatWest Group PLC (LSE:NWG), and St. James's Place PLC (LSE:STJ), which saw their shares drop by 6.53%, 3.95%, 3.48%, and 3.02% respectively.

In currency markets, the GBPUSD rate depreciated by 0.63%, while the GBPEUR rate appreciated marginally by 0.06%. Meanwhile, Brent crude declined by 2% to close at $87.99 per barrel, and the yield on the U.K.'s 10-year gilt fell to 4.540%.

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