November 27, 2019 / 8:26 AM / 13 days ago

FTSE near 2-mth high as Sino-U.S. trade view brightens

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* FTSE 100 up 0.4%, FTSE 250 down 0.1%

* Trump comments boost Sino-U.S. trade hopes

* Mid-cap Future Plc skids

Nov 27 (Reuters) - London’s FTSE 100 advanced for a fourth straight session and hit a near two-month high on Wednesday as several heavyweight components cheered the prospect of an interim U.S.-China trade deal.

The main index added 0.4%, as Asia-focussed HSBC and miners gained after U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington and Beijing were close to a “phase one” trade agreement.

The FTSE 250 edged 0.1% lower, as publisher Future Plc weighed with a 12% slide after a discounted share placing. The index, however, still hovered around a near 15-month high it scaled earlier this week. (Reporting by Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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