U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.54%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.54%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Oil & Gas Producers and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.54% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ), which rose 4.60% or 175.00 points to trade at 3,976.00 at the close. Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) added 4.43% or 89.50 points to end at 2,111.50 and BHP Group PLC (LON: BHPB ) was up 4.41% or 126.00 points to 2,984.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DS Smith PLC (LON: SMDS ), which lost 4.36% or 14.90 points to trade at 326.80 in late trade. Ashtead Group PLC (LON: AHT ) declined 4.17% or 211.00 points to end at 4,845.00 and St. James’s Place PLC (LON: SJP ) shed 3.99% or 60.50 points to 1,457.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1194 to 721 and 460 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.08% or 20.70 to $1,932.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.97% or 3.10 to hit $107.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.94% or 3.17 to trade at $110.88 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.43% to 1.31, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.25% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 97.93.

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