U.K. Stocks Advance as Shire, Fresnillo Rise on FTSE 100

The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE 100 Index rose 0.3 percent at 8:16 a.m. in London.

The index of 101 stocks traded on the London Stock Exchange added 17.12 points to 6,825.23.

Gains in the FTSE 100 were led by Shire Plc, Fresnillo Plc and Randgold Resources Ltd.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alan Soughley in Frankfurt at asoughley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Cecile Vannucci at cvannucci1@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.