Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the rose 0.33%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Associated British Foods PLC (LON:), which rose 3.27% or 75.0 points to trade at 2367.0 at the close. BT Group PLC (LON:) added 2.87% or 5.50 points to end at 197.35 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:) was up 2.34% or 32.6 points to 1426.2 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Antofagasta PLC (LON:), which lost 4.14% or 63.50 points to trade at 1468.50 in late trade. Intermediate Capital Group PLC (LON:) declined 3.72% or 87.00 points to end at 2253.00 and Anglo American PLC (LON:) shed 3.65% or 113.5 points to 2999.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1251 to 916 and 257 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.44% or 8.20 to $1857.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.27% or 0.90 to hit $71.78 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.15% or 0.84 to trade at $73.70 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.26% to 1.4075, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8611.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 90.540.