British stocks up 1.89 pct Tuesday

LONDON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- British stocks rose Tuesday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 1.89 percent, or 118.54 points, to close at 6,384.73 points.

Taylor Wimpey, a UK-based residential developer, soared 7.86 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Melrose Industries and Lloyds Banking Group increased by 7.75 percent and 7.45 percent, respectively.

Aveva Group, a British multinational information technology company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 6.22 percent. Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company, dropped 4.87 percent. Avast, a leading cybersecurity company, fell 4.49 percent.

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