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* FTSE 100 up 0.5%, FTSE 250 adds 0.2%
June 19 (Reuters) - London shares rose on Friday as a sharp rebound in retail sales in May bolstered hopes of a swift economic recovery from a pandemic-driven slump, while energy shares tracked a gain in oil prices.
The FTSE 100 .FTSE was up 0.5% and on course to rise for the fourth week in five as optimism around the revival in business activity overshadowed concerns of further lockdowns following a surge in infections in the United States and China.
Data on Friday showed retail sales volumes in May surged by a record 12% amid an easing in the nationwide shutdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. mid-cap FTSE 250 .FTMC added 0.2%, with auto .FTNMX3350 , banking .FTNMX8350 and food and beverage .FTNMX3530 stocks leading gains.
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