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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.82%



© Reuters. U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.82%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the fell 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Anglo American PLC (LON:), which rose 3.30% or 88.5 points to trade at 2772.0 at the close. BHP Group PLC (LON:) added 2.35% or 47.50 points to end at 2066.50 and Aviva PLC (LON:) was up 1.80% or 6.80 points to 385.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LON:), which lost 5.36% or 368.0 points to trade at 6502.0 in late trade. J Sainsbury PLC (LON:) declined 4.52% or 13.10 points to end at 276.60 and Compass Group PLC (LON:) shed 3.91% or 59.50 points to 1462.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1412 to 630 and 418 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.64% or 11.40 to $1773.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 6.30% or 4.41 to hit $65.54 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 6.27% or 4.59 to trade at $68.63 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.48% to 1.3247, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8521.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.275.

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