Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals consumer will be able to avert a hard landing. [Fri 15:03]
Mining stocks were suffering steep losses on Thursday as a wave of disappointing economic data prompted investors to scale back their appetite for risk. Figures from top metals consumer China in particular were weighing on sentiment, as its manufacturing sector stagnated in November. [Thu 14:00]
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