The FTSE 100 trades higher at the start of the week, with a weaker pound on continuing Brexit uncertainty and renewed US-China trade hopes lifting the index. In early deals the FTSE is up nearly 1% to 7,138.29.
Gold miner Acacia Mining (ACA) builds 1.3% to 194.7p, as it swings to an annual profit and forecasts a broadly flat production performance in 2019.
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct (SPD) dips 0.2% to 269.9p as it apparently cans a bid (made on Friday night) for collapsed cafe chain Patisserie (CAKE).
Housebuilder Telford Homes (TEF:AIM) ticks up 0.8% to 336p after it exchanges contracts to acquire a site in Stratford, London for £20m.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI:AIM) gains 3% to 86p as subsidiary ProBiotix Health appoints EIWA Trading as the exclusive distributor of its cholesterol and blood pressure-reducing probiotic product in Japan.
Gambling group Stride Gaming (STR:AIM) rallies 8.2% as it mulls strategic options including a potential sale of the company.