At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.54% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC), which rose 3.25% or 4.00 points to trade at 127.00 at the close. Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) added 3.06% or 28.20 points to end at 949.60 and SSE PLC (LON:SSE) was up 2.49% or 28.00 points to 1152.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL), which lost 5.02% or 17.30 points to trade at 327.20 in late trade. Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) declined 3.36% or 3.75 points to end at 108.00 and Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY) shed 2.68% or 48.00 points to 1742.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1098 to 972 and 286 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.21% or 2.75 to $1289.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.25% or 0.13 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.07 to trade at $61.37 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.21% to 1.2760, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.9022.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.018.
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