U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.34%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.34%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Industrial Metals & Mining and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 7.39% or 10.94 points to trade at 158.90 at the close. Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ) added 5.67% or 81.00 points to end at 1508.50 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 5.60% or 101.4 points to 1912.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ), which lost 14.56% or 117.20 points to trade at 687.80 in late trade. Sage Group PLC (LON: SGE ) declined 6.48% or 49.40 points to end at 713.00 and Unilever PLC (LON: ULVR ) shed 2.67% or 105.0 points to 3831.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1479 to 517 and 374 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.22% or 22.65 to $1829.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.87% or 1.60 to hit $87.20 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.69% or 1.47 to trade at $88.65 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.17% to 1.3519, while EUR/GBP fell 0.14% to 0.8353.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 96.045.

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