Investing.com – British shares rose at the close on Wednesday; Gains in sectors, pushed indexes higher.
At the close in London, it added 0.54% to hit a new one-month high.
Best value for session in Kant Anglo-American PLC (LON :), up 4.60%, 175.00 points, to settle at 3.00 at the close. Followed by Shell PLC (LON :), which rose 4.43%, 89.50 points to close at 2.00, then BHP Group PLC (LON :), which rose 4.41%, 126.00 points, until the close of the session at 2.00.
At the bottom of the index was DS Smith PLC (LON :), which fell 4.36%, or 14.90 points, to close at 326.80. Ashted Group For its part, PLC stock (LON: 4.17%, 211.00 points, and closed at 4.00), while St. James’s Place PLC (LON:): lost 3.99%, 60.50 points, until it ended at 1.00.
The Reds beat the Greens on the London Stock Exchange by 1194 to 721, with 460 closing flat.
Shares of Shell PLC (LON 🙂 rose to a 52-week high, rising 4.43% to 89.50 to settle at 2.00. Shares of BHP Group PLC (LON 🙂 rose to an all-time high, rising 4.41% to 126.00 to settle at 2.00.
Gold futures for April delivery rose 1.08%, or 20.70, at $1.00 an ounce. Among other commodities, crude oil futures for May delivery rose 2.96%, or $3.09, to settle at $107.33 a barrel, while Brent crude futures for June delivery rose 2.94%, or $3.17, to $110.88 a barrel.
The GBP/USD pair rose 0.43% to settle at 1.31, while the EUR/GBP was unchanged, up 0.25% at 0.85.
The dollar index fell 0.52 percent to 97.93.