Around the World's Markets: London

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The Independent Online
LONDON BLUE-CHIPS soared to an all-time high yesterday, boosted by a buoyant performance on Wall Street and a shortage in many leading stocks.

The FTSE 100 closed 90 points higher at 6,593.6 after setting an intra- day high of 6,635.9 in the early afternoon.

The FTSE 250 was more subdued, finishing 20.1 up at 5,808.7, while the Small Cap set another 1999 record, ending 8.5 higher at 2,542.4.

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