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*FTSE 100 up 1.4 pct, slightly outperforms Europe. *Battered miners Glencore, Anglo American stage rebound. The FTSE 100 blue-chip index, which is due to be reshuffled on Sept. 21 to include housebuilder Berkeley Group and drop Weir Group, was up 1.4 percent at 6,169.22 points at 1103 GMT, slightly outperforming the FTSEurofirst 300 index, up 1.3 percent.
European shares rallied on Friday after the U.K. election outcome and a U.S. jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough to warrant a rate rise immediately.
European shares closed flat to lower on Monday as investors weighed worse-than-expected manufacturing data against tensions in Ukraine.
European shares closed higher as investor sentiment received a boost from the Federal Reserve who said the U.S. economy is rebounding.
Goldman Sachs caused a rally in U.K. homebuilders on Wednesday with an ultra-bullish analysis of the country's resurgent housing market.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as investors awaited a key policy statement by the Federal Reserve after its two-day meeting.
European shares ended flat Friday following a pair of mixed economic reports from the U.S., while Germany's lowered growth outlook put a damper on gains.