The FTSE 100 is firmly in positive territory after gains in Asia and the US overnight and ahead of the US Federal Reserve's latest decision on interest rates tonight.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) slumps 1.5% to 180.9p as Santander pulls out of talks to buy 315 branches. RBS was asked to spin off the branches by the EU following its rescue by taxpayers in 2008.
Wine specialist Majestic Wine (WINE) falls 22.8% to 334.75 as it warns on April 2017 profits blaming issues in its Commercial and Naked Wines USA businesses. The company confirms its intention to pay a dividend in the current financial year.
Online casino operator 32Red (TTR:AIM) gains 7.9% to 143p as it inks a new deal with ITV to offer games based on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here and Saturday Night Takeaway and announces a 23-fold year-on-year increase in interim pre-tax profit to £2.5 million.
Women's value fashion retailer Bonmarche (BON) falls 25% to 86.3p, blaming September's hot weather as it slashes full year guidance. It claims the unseasonably high temperatures have hit sales of its autumn ranges.
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