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Market Report: Wall Street lifts FTSE 100 back above the 6,000 barrier

Our American cousins were to thank for hoisting the FTSE 100 back above the 6,000 barrier, as a surge on Wall Street gave UK stocks a second wind. The blue-chip index rose steadily before a late push lifted it up 168.15 points to 6,030.32 – another impressive rise of 2.9 per cent.