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* FTSE 100 closes up 1 pct at 6,919.42 points
* Shell, BP rise after OPEC agrees supply curbs
* But Capita slumps after profit warning
* FTSE 100 up roughly 10 pct since start of 2016
By Alistair Smout and Adela Suliman
LONDON, Sept 29 Britain's top share index
approached a 1-1/2 year high on Thursday, boosted by heavyweight
oil companies after a decision by OPEC to curb output for the
first time since 2008.
Outsourcing group Capita, however, missed out on the
broader market rally, slumping 26.7 percent after issuing a
The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 1 percent at
6,919.42 points, within touching distance of its 2016 peak of
6,955 points which was its highest level since April 2015.
A rise in the shares of oil companies was the main driver
behind the FTSE's gains, with Royal Dutch Shell jumping
more than 6 percent while BP climbed 4.3 percent
following the OPEC decision.
Although details on the OPEC deal were scarce, traders were
encouraged by the group's first move to support prices since
"This tentative move by OPEC could be a game changer and as
a result we're seeing oil stocks moving up quite nicely," said
Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners.
The FTSE 100 is up roughly 10 percent since the start of
A decision by the Bank of England in August to cut interest
rates to record lows helped the FTSE 100 recover from an initial
slump in June caused by Britain's shock 'Brexit' vote to quit
the European Union.
(Additional reporting by Kit Rees; Editing by Angus MacSwan and