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FTSE breaks above 4,000 barrier

The FTSE 100 opened at 3,968 on a par with Wednesday’s close but lifted as high as 4,008 in early trades boosted by banks and mining stocks.

By 10am, the index was 0.91 per cent higher at 4,004.

Barclays was up 5.1 per cent to 207p, Lloyds Banking Group was up 6.5 per cent to 89.60p and Royal Bank of Scotland had gained 5.1 per cent to 29.10p.

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