- FTSE 100 up 0.1%, FTSE 250 flat
June 8 (Reuters) – UK’s main stock indexes edged higher on Thursday, supported by a boost from mining and energy stocks, although a sharp drop in the shares of British mobile operator Vodafone capped gains.
Vodafone (VOD.L) was the biggest drag, falling 5% after hitting a one-week high on Wednesday, after Reuters reported citing sources that the company and Hutchison (0001.HK) are in the final stages of a merger agreement for their British operations.
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Reporting by Ankika Biswas in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich
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