London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday amid a dearth of corporate news, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation data this week.
At 0830 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 7,905.23.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “As we look ahead to another week, the main focus is going to be on tomorrow’s US January CPI report, along with retail sales later in the week. Better-than-expected numbers are unlikely to be positive in the context of being near a peak for US rates.”
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