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FTSE heads back toward record, banks a drag on European stocks

Strength in bluechip exporters helped the UK’s benchmark index inch back towards an all-time high on Thursday and outperform broader European markets where weakness in banks weighed. Euro zone stocks rose 0.2 percent. The FTSE 100, meanwhile, was up 0.5 percent, just shy of a record high it hit in the previous session. UK-listed multi-national firms, which dominate… Read More »