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Ftse approaching five-week high

FXStreet (Mumbai) - The UK equity markets inched towards a five-week high after a mixed data from China raised bets that the world’s second largest economy may launch fresh stimulus.

The Ftse is up 0.29% at 6586.50, driven by gains in the mining stocks. The UK mining index is trading 1.21% higher today along with the oil equipment sector, which is up 1.87%. Meanwhile, mining stocks like Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Antofagasta and Anglo American have gained 1% to 2% each. Among other gainers, mid-cap oil explorer Cairn Energy gained 8% after ti said that it had made a second oil discovery off the coast of Senegal.

Moreover, the stock markets across the globe found support on the fact that the slowdown in the inflation and import number would provide more room for China to conduct easing.

Ftse technical levels

The index has an immediate resistance at 6608 levels, above which the prices can rise to 6656 levels. Meanwhile, a failure to sustain gains at the current level shall open doors for a re-test of 6567 levels.

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