UK's FTSE 100 higher as miners, oil majors rise
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* FTSE 100 up 0.8 pct
* FTSE 250 up 0.6 pct
* Miners, oil majors rise
Feb 11 (Reuters) - British blue-chip shares bounced back onMonday buoyed by strength in global miners and oil shares, whilethe dollar climbing to a near six-week high lifted companieswith greater international exposure.
The main index .FTSE was 0.8 percent higher by 0846 GMTwhile the midcaps .FTMC were up 0.6 higher after ending loweron Friday as fresh concerns over the Sino-U.S. trade situationadded to fears of a slowdown in the world economy.
Monday's rise in FTSE 100, coming after three sessions oflosses, marked a strong start for the week in which BritishPrime Minister Theresa May is due to update parliament on herprogress towards a divorce deal while the country's grossdomestic product numbers are set to be released on Tuesday.
Miners .FTNMX1750 climbed to their highest since Novemberwith Chinese iron ore futures at record highs on concerns thatsupply from Brazil, the country's second-largest ore supplier,may decline after a fatal dam accident at a Vale VALE3.SA mine. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N20611Q
Travel group TUI's TUIT.LLondon-listed shares jumped 3percent to top the FTSE 100 leader-board as traders cited Bankof America Merrill Lynch resuming coverage with "Buy" rating.The gains erase some of the steep losses last week after poorresults.
Takeaway group Just EatJE.L rose 2 percent after itsshareholder Cat Rock Capital Management urged the company tostart merger talks and said it would benefit from a deal ratherthan relying on a new chief executive officer.
Elsewhere, Chinese shares rose ahead of a new round of tradetalks with the United States that started on Monday.Asia-focussed bank HSBCHSBA.L rose 1.5 percent to be thebiggest support to the blue-chip index.
Oil majors BP BP.L and Shell RDSa.L were also among topboosts on the back of higher crude prices.
Smith & NephewSN.L slid 3.5 percent and was the worstFTSE 100 performer. The Financial Times reported that it hasheld talks to buy U.S.-based medical equipment maker NuVasiveNUVA.O in a deal that would be worth more than $3 billion.
PlaytechPTEC.L , the gambling software company which felllast week as horse racing was postponed in Britain after anoutbreak of equine influenza, slipped 4 percent. Traders cited aBofA Merrill Lynch rating cut.
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