(Reuters) – London's FTSE 100 rose on Friday, lifted by gains in share of miners as nickel prices reached an all-time high, with sentiment backed by signs of a resumption of US-China trade talks .
The main index <.FTSE> added 0.2%, but was still set to post the sharpest monthly decline in four years. The middle cap FTSE 250 <.FTMC> also gained 0.2% by 0712 GMT .
Heavy miners, including Rio Tinto < RIO .L> and BHP < BHPB .L>, were among the biggest blue chip The index as a waste spill at a nickel plant in Papua New Guinea provoked supply scare.
other constituent sectors of the FTSE 1[ads1]00 were also higher after Washington and Beijing signaled overnight that they would resume talks to try to end their protracted trade conflict.
(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)