The blue-chip index stayed in the green this morning, up 0.4% at 9.30am, still boosted by mining stocks as metal and gold prices rise.

Among stocks, Reckitt Benckiser gained 0.9% it announced that its chief financial officer would retire next year and be replaced by Nike's Shannon Eisenhardt.

Things to read today:

The Debt Supercycle Comes to China (Project Syndicate)

The Electric-Vehicle Bubble Starts to Deflate (WSJ)

UK SMEs see sales sink by 20%, Data Shows (Bloomberg)