Late rally takes FTSE over 6000

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The Independent Online

A year-end Santa Rally pushed the FTSE 100 Index past the "psychologically important" 6000 mark for the first time since June 2008 today.

The market has pulled back from losses experienced earlier in the month, which were driven by fears over the mounting eurozone debt crisis.

Although trading volumes were quiet in London today, a late push saw the Footsie break past the 6000 mark minutes before the market closed.