Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Industrial Transportation and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 1.48%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ), which rose 6.49% or 182.5 points to trade at 2995.0 at the close. Ferguson Plc (LON: FERG ) added 5.92% or 685.0 points to end at 12255.0 and BHP Group PLC (LON: BHPB ) was up 5.59% or 115.00 points to 2173.50 in late trade.
Biggest losers included B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ), which lost 1.94% or 12.40 points to trade at 627.60 in late trade. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) declined 1.67% or 140.0 points to end at 8223.0 and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON: RKT ) shed 1.09% or 68.0 points to 6152.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1475 to 556 and 433 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.28% or 5.05 to $1784.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.09% or 2.84 to hit $72.33 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 3.59% or 2.62 to trade at $75.70 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.26% to 1.3230, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8503.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.440.
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