The FTSE 100 just closed up 1.16%, or 75.72 points at 6631, in London.
The big winner was once again Hikma Pharmaceuticals, still climbing after Tuesday’s $US2.65 billion (£1.7 billion) deal for US drug maker Roxane. Hikma closed up 3.62%.
At the other end of the table catering group Compass tanked 5.16% after it warned that profits would be hit by declining demand from the oil and mining industries.
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