UK stocks gained ground on Monday after China moved to buffer its economy from the coronavirus hit by cutting interest rates on medium-term loans.
European markets mirrored the UK's gains with France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX both up around 0.3%, with modest gains for the euro and dollar. US markets were closed for Presidents' Day.
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 index closed 0.33% higher to 7,433.25.
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