U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.48%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Forestry & Paper , Household Goods & Home Construction and Mobile Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 3.21% or 4.90 points to trade at 157.75 at the close. Johnson Matthey PLC (LON: JMAT ) added 3.23% or 85.5 points to end at 2731.5 and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON: IHG ) was up 2.98% or 141.0 points to 4880.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ), which lost 4.14% or 48.80 points to trade at 1130.20 in late trade. Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ) declined 3.26% or 216.0 points to end at 6406.0 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ) shed 3.27% or 87.00 points to 2570.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1179 to 1126 and 95 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.31% or 5.70 to $1845.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.53% or 0.80 to hit $53.05 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.56% or 0.87 to trade at $56.53 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.84% to 1.3627, while EUR/GBP fell 0.69% to 0.8925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.350.

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