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The U.K.'s top share index advanced Monday, rebounding from the previous session's four-month low as shares in financials rose and higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while late comments from Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney helped cement gains.Financials, which tend to be more volatile than other sectors, added the most to gains, with shares in HSBC, Standard Chartered and Barclays gaining 0.5 percent to 1.6 percent.Defense firm BAE Systems was among the biggest individual risers, jumping 4.2 percent after Qatar signed a deal to buy 24 Typhoon aircraft from the company.Shares in esure soared 6.1 percent following a media report that the insurer's biggest shareholder Peter Wood was looking to sell his 30.8 percent stake.Shares in Provident Financial fell 5.5 percent, taking their year-to-date losses to 74 percent, fresh from the company's demotion to the midcap index.
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