Britain's benchmark share index edged up on Tuesday, as mining stocks rose after a fresh injection of central bank liquidity by China - the world's top metals consumer - bolstered prospects of stimulus measures which would help boost the global economy.
At 0711 GMT, the FTSE 100 index was up 8.57 points, or 0.2 percent at 5,850.31.
Mining company Rio Tinto rose 1.5 percent after it forecast more production growth for its copper arm, while traders said a Morgan Stanley upgrade in rating for financial group Schroders drove a 2.1 percent rise in the stock which was the top blue chip gainer.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)
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