British stocks up 0.24 pct Friday

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LONDON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- British stocks rose Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index up by 0.24 percent, or 16.30 points, to close at 6,873.26 points.

Hargreaves Lansdown, a financial service company, soared 5.41 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. Barratt Developments and Ocado Group increased by 4.50 percent and 4.29 percent, respectively.

Fresnillo, a Mexican-based precious metals mining company, was the worst performer in the blue chips, with its shares losing 3.45 percent. Rolls-Royce Holdings, a UK-based engineering company, dropped 3.42 percent. Polymetal International, a precious metal mining company, fell 2.96 percent. Enditem

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