U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.94%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas Producers , Industrial Metals & Mining and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 2.94%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Segro Plc (LON: SGRO ), which rose 3.54% or 33.60 points to trade at 984.20 at the close. Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ) added 3.45% or 21.60 points to end at 647.80 and Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ) was up 3.10% or 204.00 points to 6,780.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ), which lost 8.57% or 7.42 points to trade at 79.12 in late trade. Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) declined 8.49% or 187.00 points to end at 2,016.00 and Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) shed 8.28% or 235.00 points to 2,605.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1400 to 439 and 411 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.98% or 35.75 to $1,765.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 9.24% or 10.02 to hit $98.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 10.11% or 11.48 to trade at $102.02 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 1.47% to 1.19, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.16% to 0.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.47% at 106.45.
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