U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.83%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.83%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , General Retailers and Electrical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.83% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were ITV PLC (LON: ITV ), which rose 15.14% or 16.55 points to trade at 125.85 at the close. Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ) added 3.54% or 32.80 points to end at 959.20 and Smiths Group PLC (LON: SMIN ) was up 3.46% or 48.50 points to 1452.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AVEVA Group PLC (LON: AVV ), which lost 3.59% or 126.0 points to trade at 3384.0 in late trade. Bank VTB PAO DRC (LON: VTBRq ) declined 1.98% or 0.028 points to end at 1.388 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) shed 1.86% or 4.60 points to 242.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1019 to 977 and 460 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.26% or 23.10 to $1853.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.52% or 2.12 to hit $82.03 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.71% or 1.45 to trade at $83.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.68% to 1.3462, while EUR/GBP rose 0.00% to 0.8550.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.76% at 94.668.

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