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* Both FTSE 100, FTSE 250 add 0.1%
May 10 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 edged higher on Monday, led by heavyweight commodity stocks, although gains were limited as the pound strengthened and investors awaited new government plans for easing COVID-19 lockdowns.
The blue-chip index .FTSE rose 0.1%, with miners mainly Anglo American (JO: AMSJ ) AAL.L , BHP Group (JO: BHPJ ) BHPB.L and Rio Tinto RIO.L providing the biggest boost as copper prices touched record highs on hopes for improved demand amid tightening supply. MET/L
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a press conference later in the day about how the country will move into the next phase of reopening from the COVID-19 lockdown. domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 index .FTMC advanced 0.1% to touch a record high, with bakery and fast food chain Greggs GRG.L surging 7.5% after raising its profit outlook.
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