Morning markets: FTSE 100 rises ahead of growth figures

The FTSE 100 climbed higher in early trading ahead of UK and US growth figures, with copper miner Kazakhmys on top.

The Kazakh miner saw share price increase by 2% to 903p (at 0806 GMT), and was joined at the top by Barclays, which rose by 1.8% to 175.1p.

Barclays wasn’t the only bank among the FTSE 100’s top risers, with Royal Bank of Scotland Group climbing 1.6% higher to 20.14p.

Primark owner Associated British Foods also saw its share price increase by 1.6% to 1,100p early on, while financial services group Old Mutual rose by 1.5% to 132.2p.

Building supplies company CRH was the biggest faller dropping 0.3% to 1,201p (at 0807 GMT), while steel company Evraz dropped 0.1% to 34.9p.

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