U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.23%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.23%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Oil & Gas Producers and General Retailers sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Next PLC (LON: NXT ), which rose 7.93% or 548.4 points to trade at 7460.4 at the close. AVEVA Group PLC (LON: AVV ) added 7.79% or 255.0 points to end at 3530.0 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 6.34% or 82.6 points to 1384.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WPP PLC (LON: WPP ), which lost 2.74% or 21.80 points to trade at 775.20 in late trade. London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LON: LSE ) declined 2.42% or 224.0 points to end at 9038.0 and Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (LON: SPX ) shed 2.23% or 260.0 points to 11425.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1157 to 1138 and 79 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.13% or 2.50 to $1949.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.43% or 2.11 to hit $49.73 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.82% or 1.95 to trade at $53.04 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.24% to 1.3601, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.9028.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 89.618.

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