LONDON, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- British stocks rose on Monday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 2.29 percent, or 135.09 points, to close at 6,032.85 points.
Lloyds Banking Group, a major British financial institution, soared 6.03 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Smurfit Kappa Group and Natwest Group increased by 5.35 percent and 4.76 percent, respectively.
HSBC Holdings, a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 2.91 percent. BT Group, a British multinational telecommunications holding company, dropped 0.57 percent. International Consolidated Airlines Group, an Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company, fell 0.55 percent.
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