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LSE Volume: 4,342 M
Avg Vol: 3,737 M +16%
Fallers
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Unchanged 617
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FTSE led up by RSA as multiple sectors make gains

FTSE indices made moderate gains alongside European bourses, and as Wall St opened on the front foot. RSA Insurance (RSA) sprinted ahead on bid hopes. This against a backcloth more softness in China equities overnight.

BP's profit

BP's underlying replacement cost profit fell to $1.3bn in the second quarter, compared with $2.6bn for the previous quarter and $3.6bn for the second quarter of 2014. BP also announced a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per ordinary share, expected to be paid in September.

RMG's market

Royal Mail has received a Statement of Objections setting out Ofcom's provisional, preliminary findings in relation to its investigation into the terms on which Royal Mail proposed to offer access to letter delivery services, alleging a potential distortion of competition.

Domino's growth

Domino's Pizza Group reports a strong first half, driven by an excellent performance in its core UK business with double-digit system sales growth of 13.8% to £426.7m.

Mondi upbeat

Mondi Group confirms its H1 underlying operating profit is expected to be above that of the comparable prior year period of 377m euros. In the six months ended 30 June 2014, the Group recognised a net special item charge after tax of EUR16 million.