FTSE 100 Closes Over 5,000 Again



Banks were responsible for top trading on Thursday.

Banks were responsible for top trading on Thursday.

Banks were responsible for lifting Britain’s top shares on Thursday.  The top risers were Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Group.

The FTSE 100 ended with an increase of 90.63 points or 1.8 per cent at 5,105.45

“A number of factors have combined to improve risk appetite over the past few days,” said Michael Hewson, analyst with CMC Markets.

“As far as the UK is concerned there is little concern about UK banks as they have already passed much more stringent tests, which had been previously done by the UK authorities some time ago.”

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