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FTSE 100 gains on upbeat earnings

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* FTSE 100 up 0.6%, FTSE 250 adds 0.8%

July 1 (Reuters) - London’s FTSE 100 gained on Thursday as a set of strong earnings updates helped investors look past concerns around rising COVID-19 infections in the UK.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index gained 0.6% after wrapping up its best quarter since 2019.

The domestically focussed mid-cap index added 0.8%. (Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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