U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.01%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.01%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Biotech , Automobiles & Parts and General Industrial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ), which rose 9.39% or 1.27 points to trade at 14.79 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) added 5.78% or 484.0 points to end at 8865.0 and Melrose Industries PLC (LON: MRON ) was up 5.62% or 8.55 points to 160.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ), which lost 3.45% or 23.00 points to trade at 642.80 in late trade. Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) declined 2.81% or 101.5 points to end at 3516.0 and BHP Group PLC (LON: BHPB ) shed 1.55% or 39.00 points to 2478.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1398 to 528 and 447 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.72% or 13.45 to $1855.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 4.03% or 3.85 to hit $91.61 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 3.65% or 3.52 to trade at $92.96 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.06% to 1.3534, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8394.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 95.995.

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