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UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 at 5-1/2-mnth high as no-deal Brexit fears hit pound

Shashwat Awasthi and Yadarisa Shabong

Britain's FTSE 100 jumped to its highest level in five-and-a-half months as its multinational stocks got a boost from weaker sterling, while results-driven slumps in engineering firm Renishaw and trading platform IG dented the midcap index. The FTSE 100 bounced 0.9 percent, comfortably outperforming its European peers, as the pound dipped amid growing concern that a no-deal Brexit would become a reality.