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London Stock Exchange profits jump boosts FTSE 100 index


Top flight shares looked like ending the week on the up, as takeover target the London Stock Exchange (LSE) saw its full-year profits surge. The British bourse said adjusted pre-tax profits climbed 31% to £643.4 million, up from £491.7 million in 2014, adding that its £20 billion merger talks with Germany’s Deutsche Borse were making “excellent progress”.