UK equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Auto & Parts, Tobacco and Metals & Mining sectors propelled shares lower.
At the London close, the Investing.com Britain 100 lost 0.59%.
The biggest gainers of the day on the Investing.com UK 100 were Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:RR), which rose 1.91% or 1.56 points to trade at 83.06. On the other hand, share B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BMEB) also added 1.75% or 5.90 points to end at 343.90 while AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) was up 1.68% or 174.00 points to 10,520.00.
At the end of today’s trade, the stock closed on weak performance British American Tobacco PLC (LON:BATS) declined 5.51% or 191.00 points to trade at 3,274.00 at the close. Arrow Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) declined 4.47% or 55.00 points to 1,176.00 while the stock Kuroda International plc (LON:CRDA) was down 3.67% or 246.00 points to 6,450.00.
Fallers outnumbered stocks that were unchanged at 436, trading at 1066 on the London Stock Exchange compared to 769.
Gold futures for December delivery rose 1.06%, or 17.50, to settle at $1,667.20 an ounce. In other commodities trading, WTI crude futures for December delivery rose 1.78%, or 1.57 points, to settle at $89.94 a barrel, while Brent oil futures for January rose 1.55%, or 1.47 points, to settle at $96.12. Barrel.
The GBP/USD pair added 0.51% to trade at 1.15 levels, while the EUR/GBP pair was unchanged 0.23% to reach 0.86 levels.
Dollar index contracts were down 0.70% at 110.58.
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