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Banks extend FTSE gains

The FSE opened higher this morning at 4,204 on yesterday’s close of 4,190 with banks pushing ahead in early trades.

By 10.30am the index was up 2 per cent to 4,277 helped by Royal Bank of Scotland which lifted 16.9 per cent to 43p.

Barclays gained 11.5 per cent to 286p and Lloyds Banking Group was up 11.5 per cent to 115.40p.


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