FTSE LIVE: Shares jump after peace breaks out between US and China on trade


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The FTSE 100 started the week with a strong rise on Monday morning after signals over the weekend that the US and China are closing in on a peace deal to end their trade war before it really gets going.

In company news airline Ryanair put out a mixed update, which brought news of rising profits but also a warning over the possible impact on its fortunes of the rising oil price.



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