STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-FTSE Small Caps index closes up 1.7 pct
The FTSE Small Caps index closes up 1.7 percent, outpacing a 0.7 percent higher junior-listed AIM market, 1.2 percent stronger mid-caps index and 0.8 percent higher blue chips index.
Gold producer and exploration company Orosur jumps 60 percent after saying it produced 16,851 ounces of gold in the quarter to end-August, up 9 percent year-on-year and well above the guidance of 13,500-14,500 ounces.
Surgical Innovations Group, which designs and manufactures devices used in minimally invasive surgery and industrial markets, gains 5.9 percent after posting a 19.4 percent year-on-year increase in pretax profit and an upbeat outlook.
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