U.K. stocks increased Tuesday, as the FTSE 100 Index
finished up 0.36% at 7,864.71.
Among FTSE 100 constituents, major oil & gas company BP PLC
saw the largest increase Tuesday, as shares increased 7.95%.
Shares of wired telecommunications services firm BT Group PLC
and major oil & gas company Shell PLC
rallied 2.61% and 2.36%, respectively.
a pharmaceuticals company, and major international banks business Standard Chartered PLC
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks climbed 1.68% and 1.67%, respectively.
Polymetal International PLC
a general mining company, saw the largest decline of the FTSE 100 constituents, as shares tumbled 10.04% on Tuesday.
Shares of publishing firm Pearson PLC
and building materials/products company Melrose Industries PLC
shed 2.78% and 2.56%, respectively.
Intermediate Capital Group PLC
an investment advisors company, and restaurants business Compass Group PLC
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks fell 2.37% and 2.31%, respectively.
The pound was down 0.06% against dollar
at $1.2011 and was up 0.14% against the euro
rose 3.0% to $83.39, and the yield on the 10-year gilt
rose 7.370 basis points to 3.317%.