U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.79%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.79%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Automobiles & Parts and Industrial Engineering sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 1.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BP PLC (LON: BP ), which rose 6.09% or 18.30 points to trade at 318.90 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) added 5.55% or 70.2 points to end at 1335.6 and Melrose Industries PLC (LON: MRON ) was up 5.42% or 5.08 points to 98.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which lost 3.90% or 7.95 points to trade at 195.95 in late trade. Next PLC (LON: NXT ) declined 3.30% or 157.0 points to end at 4595.0 and Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) shed 3.22% or 17.20 points to 517.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1307 to 855 and 137 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.25% or 4.20 to $1709.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 19.62% or 4.00 to hit $24.39 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 12.57% or 3.42 to trade at $30.62 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.07% to 1.2433, while EUR/GBP fell 0.51% to 0.8718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 99.862.

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