British stocks up 0.48 pct Friday

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  • Saturday, 12 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- British stocks rose Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 0.48 percent, or 28.77 points, to close at 6,032.09 points.

Aviva, a British multinational insurance company, soared 5.02 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Anglo American and Rio Tinto increased by 4.46 percent and 4.35 percent, respectively.

JD Sports Fashion, a sports-fashion retail company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 3.81 percent. International Consolidated Airlines Group, an Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company, dropped 3.09 percent. WM Morrison Supermarkets, a chain of supermarkets, fell 3.06 percent.

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