FTSE 100 breaks above 6,000 for first time since July 2011

The share index, buoyed by a US budget deal, rose 2%
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First Published: Wed, Jan 02 2013. 05 57 PM IST
A file photo of London Stock Exchange. Photo: AFP
A file photo of London Stock Exchange. Photo: AFP
London: Britain’s top share index hit its highest level in almost 18 months on Wednesday, buoyed by a budget deal in the US which in the short-term will stave off growth-curdling tax hikes and spending cuts.
By 1018 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 115.22 points, or 2% at 6,013.03.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 02 2013. 05 57 PM IST
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