London markets hold small gains

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(Noon): London's financial markets maintained their small gains at lunchtime on the first day of the trading week.

The FTSE 100 was up 23 points at 7,008.98.

Fresnillo was up 3% putting it among the best big company performers.

But HSBC was among the worst, falling 2% after quarterly results and Aberdeen Asset Management also lost 2% after it reported a net £11.3bn was withdrawn by investors in the past six months.

Takeaway food ordering website Just Eat shares were up 3.5%. It said like-for-like order numbers had risen by 47%.

The pound was flat against the dollar at $1.5136 but was 0.45% higher against the euro at €1.3595.