Aug 4, 2017

FTSE 100 bolstered by Madame Tussauds owner Merlin

Shares in RBS and Merlin Entertainments were boosted by their latest results, but the market was flat overall. Merlin shares rose nearly 2%, despite the firm - which owns the London Eye. The company reported half-year profits of £50m, unchanged from a year earlier. RBS shares rose 3.5% after the bank reported its first half-year profits for three years. The FTSE 100 was little changed in early trade, down 4.49 points at 7,470.28.

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