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In Europe, the Cac in Paris ended the day up 0.7%, while the Frankfurt Dax rose less than 0.1%, falling back from earlier highs.

In company news, Ladbrokes owner Entain led the way for all of the FTSE’s companies, ending the day up more than a quarter, after it rejected an £8.1 billion bid from US casino company MGM Resorts.

Ferguson closed the day flat after agreeing to sell its UK business Wolseley for £308 million, ending plans to list the unit separately.

S4Capital bought integrated agencies Decoded and Metric Theory, and its shares closed up 0.4%.

The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 were Entain, up 286.5p to 1420p, Fresnillo, up 119.5p to 1249p, Polymetal, up 157p to 1841.5p, Anglo American, up 147.5p to 2572p, and BHP Group, up 110p to 2035p.

The biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 were Rolls-Royce, down 8.05p to 103.2p, IAG, down 9.95p to 149.85p, JD Sports, down 45.6p to 814.4p, NatWest, down 8.85p to 158.8p, and Taylor Wimpey, down 8p to 157.8p.

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