November 1, 2019 / 8:18 AM / 20 days ago

Miners lead FTSE rebound, Lookers sinks on profit warning

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* FTSE 100, FTSE 250 up 0.3%

* Lookers falls after CEO departure, profit warning

* Miners provide biggest boost to main index

Nov 1 (Reuters) - The UK blue-chip index bounced back on Friday after its worst session in a month, with miners leading gains following upbeat data from the world’s top metals consumer, China, while car dealership firm Lookers tanked after another profit alert.

The FTSE 100 was 0.3% higher by 0805 GMT, recouping some of the more than 1% drop in the previous session, and the FTSE 250 added 0.3%.

Lookers plunged 30% on the smallcap index after the company issued its second warning on profits in less than four months and announced the departure of its two top executives. (Reporting by Muvija M and Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru)

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