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.
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