With interest rate decisions on both sides of the Atlantic and further ructions on Brexit expected later this week, investors take advantage of a brief moment of calm as the FTSE 100 trades 0.6% higher at 7,271.09. In corporate news, payment processing firm WorldPay gained 10.3% to £81.70 as it agreed to a $43bn sale to US rival FIS. LARGE AND MID CAP RISERS AND FALLERS Shoe retailer Footasylum jumped 75% after it agreed to be acquired by JD Sports for about £90.1m. JD Sports shares dipped 0.4%. Pharma giant Astrazeneca gained 0.6% as its potential new treatment for lung disease was granted orphan drug designation by US regulators. Domino's Pizza rose 3.1% to 238p as it played down reports of a dispute with its franchisees. Services supplier Serco gained 1.2%, having won a contract from the government of South Australia state to operate and manage a remand centre for its department of correctional services. SMALL CAP RISERS AND FALLERS Advertising grandee Martin Sorrel's newly-formed public relations company S4 Capital gained 2.9% to 127.1p, despite booking a loss, as its underlying earnings improved. Office services provider Restore rallied 8.7% to 289.2p after its annual profit more than doubled, supported by strong sales at its document management business. Russian warehouse property investor Raven Property advanced 0.2% to 42.9p as it swung to an annual loss, pinned on adverse currency movements.. Electronic systems developer PipeHawk gained 2.4% to 5.07p despite posting a first-half loss owing to higher staff costs and other expenses.
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