British stocks up 2.16 pct Friday

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LONDON, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- British stocks rose on Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 2.16 percent, or 144.76 points, to close at 6,837.42 points.

Antofagasta, a copper mining company, soared 6.45 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Schroders and Evraz increased by 6.27 percent and 6.13 percent respectively.

Fresnillo, a Mexican-based precious metals mining company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 1.49 percent. BT Group, a British multinational telecom holding company, dropped 1.15 percent. J Sainsbury, one of the largest operators of supermarkets in the UK, fell 1.14 percent. Enditem

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