October 9, 2019 / 7:32 AM / 4 months ago

Banks help FTSE 100 bounce back despite U.S.-China trade jitters

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* FTSE 100 up 0.1%, FTSE 250 rises 0.2%

* GVC gains after forecast upgrade

* Just Eat tops blue-chip risers

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Gains in financial shares helped London stocks stage a recovery on Wednesday, even as the U.S.-China relationship strained ahead of a critical two-day meeting where the economic powerhouses will try to reach a resolution on trade.

The FTSE 100 edged up 0.1% by 0705 GMT, while the FTSE 250 rose 0.2%.

Just Eat climbed 1.4% to top gainers on the blue-chip bourse after its Dutch rival Takeaway.com reported a surge in quarterly orders.

Among midcaps, GVC added 3%. The Ladbrokes owner boosted its annual core earnings target for the second time in three months on robust demand in its betting shops despite tighter regulation. (Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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