STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-UK small caps outperform blue-chips
The FTSE Small Cap Index rises 0.2 percent, outperforming a 0.1 percent decline on the blue-chip FTSE 100 index and a 0.4 percent fall on the FTSE 250 mid-cap index.
Rare Earth Minerals, a minerals investment and development company, surges 18.2 percent after tests show that its joint-venture partner - Bacanora Minerals - has proven capable to produce battery grade lithium carbonate at the company's site in northern Mexico.
Iofina Plc, which is involved in the exploration and production of iodine, slumps by 56 percent after it says its production forecasts will come in below current market expectations.
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