London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors welcomed news that Congress had backed a $1.9trn US stimulus package, and looked ahead to the latest policy announcement form the European Central Bank.
At 0840 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 6,737.83.
In equity markets, miners were on the front following heavy losses in the previous session, as commodity prices rose.
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