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* FTSE 100 up 0.4%, FTSE 250 up 0.3%
* Financials, miners lead gains
* GMS drops after delaying results
Sept 11 (Reuters) - UK blue-chips edged higher on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes of monetary stimulus from central banks as economic growth slows due to a prolonged trade war, while signs of a thaw in U.S.-China trade dispute also lifted sentiment.
The FTSE 100 was 0.4% higher by 0713 GMT, while the midcap index was up 0.3%.
Asia-facing financials and mining heavyweights were powering gains for the main bourse after a report that China will introduce important measures to ease the negative impact of the trade war with United States.
Another news working in favour of multinational stocks was a move from China to exempt 16 types of U.S. products from additional retaliatory tariffs.
Smaller companies recorded some sharp moves in early deals, with Capital & Regional jumping 15% after the company said Growthpoint Properties was in talks to buy a majority stake and Gulf Marine Services plunging 13% after delaying results. (Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)
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