FTSE LIVE: ABF, Debenhams and Dignity share everything; Footsie goes upstairs

The shares in RPC shot up 20% after the plastic packaging company confirmed that it is in takeover consultation.

FTSE LIVE: RPC shares increase on takeover talks; The prices of the sugar became ABF shares; Debenhams down on KPMG report; Dignity shares affected by co-op funeral price reductions; Footsie goes upstairs

The FTSE 100 index was 0.25 percent higher in early trading.

ABF shares fell despite good sales at Primark and the shares of funeral company Dignity were hit by a price war.

Debenhams, meanwhile, again suffered from its stock price after reports in the weekend that it had prepared in KMPG to help save it.

The shares in RPC shot up 20% after the plastic packaging company confirmed that it is in takeover consultation.

The shares in RPC shot up 20% after the plastic packaging company confirmed that it is in takeover consultation.

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