The FTSE 100 hits a record-high for a 2nd consecutive day
|05/16/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
LONDON — Britain’s benchmark share index, the FTSE 100, is trading at a record high on Tuesday, breaking new ground for the second consecutive day.
Early in trading, the index has gained roughly 0.3% to hit 7,478, easily surpassing the 7,460 peak seen on Monday.
Here is the chart as of 8.45 a.m. BST (3.45 a.m. ET):
Leading the FTSE higher in early trade is telecoms giant Vodafone, which has gained 3.8% after the company confirmed it will raise its dividend, and posted solid numbers after a troubled year.
At the other end of the index, budget airline EasyJet is more than 6% lower read more >>>