LONDON Nov 22 Britain's FTSE 100 index extended
gains into a fourth session on Thursday, hitting one-week highs
after a return to growth in Chinese manufacturing boosted demand
prospects for the produce of UK metals and energy companies.
The Chinese HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI rose to 50.4 in
November, moving above the 50 mark that separates growth from
contraction for the first time in 13 months and offering fresh
proof of recovery in the world's No. 2 economy.
Britain's FTSE 100 was up 19.05 points, or 0.3
percent, at 5,771.08 points by 0801 GMT, with strong results
from SABMiller also boosting sentiment.
(Reporting By Toni Vorobyova)