U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.83%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.83%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Healthcare Equipment & Services and Aerospace & Defense sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 1.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ), which rose 11.39% or 107.9 points to trade at 1055.5 at the close. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ) added 10.72% or 22.20 points to end at 229.30 and Meggitt PLC (LON: MGGT ) was up 7.58% or 22.50 points to 319.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ), which lost 5.62% or 87.5 points to trade at 1470.0 in late trade. BT Group PLC (LON: BT ) declined 1.86% or 2.15 points to end at 113.45 and J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY ) shed 1.46% or 2.90 points to 195.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1457 to 703 and 133 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.05% or 0.85 to $1814.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.54% or 0.62 to hit $40.91 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.47% or 0.63 to trade at $43.53 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.34% to 1.2591, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.9060.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.025.

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