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Basic Materials
Size
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Market Cap £96.71bn
Enterprise Value £100.62bn
Revenue £32.03bn
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Miners, energy stocks lift UK shares as lockdown begins to ease

Mon 8th March, 2021 8:14am
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    * FTSE 100 up 0.5%, FTSE 250 adds 0.6%

    March 8 (Reuters) - British shares rose on Monday, boosted
by gains in mining and energy stocks on higher commodity prices,
while the easing of a stringent lockdown also lifted sentiment.
    The blue-chip FTSE 100 index  .FTSE  rose 0.5%, with mining
stocks, including Rio Tinto  RIO.L , Anglo American  AAL.L  and
BHP  BHPB.L , gaining between 0.9% and 1.2%.
    Oil producers BP  BP.L  and Royal Dutch Shell  RDSa.L  were
also among the biggest gainers on the index as crude oil prices
surged.  O/R 
    The reopening of England's schools to all pupils on Monday
will mark the first step back towards normality and is only
possible because of the efforts of the public to bring COVID-19
infection rates down, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
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    The domestically focused mid-cap FTSE 250 index  .FTMC  rose
0.6%, led by consumer discretionary stocks.
    Senior Plc  SNR.L  rose 1.8%, even as the British aircraft
parts supplier swung to an annual loss, hit by COVID-19-related
disruptions to flight travel and Boeing's BA.N 737 MAX crisis.
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    Life insurer Phoenix  PHNX.L  gained 1.8%, after posting a
48% rise in annual operating profit, helped by its purchase of
Swiss Re's  SRENH.S  British business ReAssure last year.
    

 (Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi
Aich)
 ((Shivani.Kumaresan@thomsonreuters.com; +1 646 223 8780;))
 
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