FTSE snaps losing streak, helped by Tesco, Vodafone

MILAN (Reuters) – The UK’s top stock index rose on Tuesday as Tesco (TSCO.L) rallied after it won approval for a takeover and Vodafone (VOD.L) reported strong results.

FILE PHOTO: A sign displays the crest and name of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo

The FTSE 100 .FTSE rose 0.16 percent at 7,426.6 points by 0848 GMT, following three straight days of declines. The mid-cap index .FTMC gained 0.31 percent.

Tesco rose 4.6 percent after the UK competition regulator gave provisional approval for

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