U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.49%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.49%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Industrial Metals & Mining and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.49% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ), which rose 2.28% or 13.20 points to trade at 592.00 at the close. SSE PLC (LON: SSE ) added 1.69% or 27.50 points to end at 1659.00 and Next PLC (LON: NXT ) was up 1.68% or 132.0 points to 7984.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which lost 4.18% or 6.20 points to trade at 142.10 in late trade. Johnson Matthey PLC (LON: JMAT ) declined 3.26% or 93.0 points to end at 2763.0 and Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) shed 3.12% or 96.5 points to 2996.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1174 to 834 and 432 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.67% or 11.95 to $1806.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.30% or 0.21 to hit $70.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.27 to trade at $73.78 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.15% to 1.3857, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8535.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 92.477.

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