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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 17:15
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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 up 0.26% – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Forestry&Paper and Construction&Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 gained 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL), which rose 2.56% or 46.60 points to trade at 1864.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) added 2.42% or 20.00 points to end at 844.80 and Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) was up 2.30% or 5.30 points to 236.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Auto Trader Group Plc (LON:AUTOA), which fell 2.60% or 14.00 points to trade at 524.00 at the close. EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) declined 2.14% or 20.60 points to end at 940.40 and Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HRGV) was down 2.05% or 41.00 points to 1955.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1129 to 1011 and 192 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.44% or 6.75 to $1510.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 4.06% or 2.23 to hit $57.16 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 4.85% or 2.84 to trade at $61.41 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.05% to 1.2067, while EUR/GBP fell 0.23% to 0.9262.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 97.602.

© Reuters.