U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.17%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.17%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Oil & Gas Producers and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 1.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON: RDSb ), which rose 3.77% or 54.0 points to trade at 1484.6 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) added 3.63% or 52.2 points to end at 1489.0 and Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ) was up 3.46% or 510.0 points to 15270.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Compass Group PLC (LON: CPG ), which lost 2.22% or 33.00 points to trade at 1453.00 in late trade. Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ) declined 1.88% or 25.50 points to end at 1329.00 and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY ) shed 1.55% or 0.67 points to 42.48.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1181 to 800 and 440 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.77% or 13.60 to $1777.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.47% or 0.33 to hit $70.47 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.41 to trade at $74.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.05% to 1.3664, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8580.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 93.198.

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