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London stock market rises sharply in morning trade
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21:50, December 08, 2008

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British shares rose sharply in Monday's early trade, as governments worldwide take steps to stave off a deep recession.

The benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 205.23 points, or 5.07 percent, at 4,254.17 by 08:50 GMT.

Miners were among the biggest gainers, with Anglo American up 10.8 percent, Eurasian Natural Resources up 10 and BHP Billiton up9 percent.


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