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* FTSE 100 up 0.2%, FTSE 250 adds 0.6%
April 22 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 edged higher on Thursday, boosted by mining and industrials stocks, although the gains were capped by a fall in heavyweight energy stocks and a stronger pound.
However, large dollar-earning companies, including Unilever ULVR.L and British American Tobacco BATS.L , slipped on a slightly stronger pound. Oil and gas stocks .FTNMX601010 fell 0.5%, tracking lower crude prices. GBP= O/R
The domestically focussed mid-cap FTSE 250 index .FTMC added 0.6%.
Rentokil Initial RTO.L declined 3.2% after saying demand for its disinfection services, which helped first-quarter sales grow, is expected to unwind in the year.
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