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British stocks up 0.74 pct Tuesday
Last Updated: 2019-01-09 11:14 | Xinhua
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British stocks rose on Tuesday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 0.74 percent, or 50.72 points, to close at 6,861.60 points.

Smurfit Kappa Group, a leading corrugated packaging company, soared 6.15 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. DS Smith and Marks & Spencer Group increased by 5.88 percent and 5.56 percent, respectively.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 5.21 percent. WM Morrison Supermarkets, a chain of supermarkets, dropped 3.21 percent. BT Group, a British multinational telecommunications holding company, fell 2.92 percent. Enditem

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