Wednesday 26 July 2017

FTSE 100 Index closes at all-time high

The London Stock Exchange
The London Stock Exchange

London's premier index pushed to a record high and the pound sunk after a shock poll showed the Conservatives' lead was slipping ahead of the General Election.

The FTSE 100 Index hit a mid-session record of 7,554.21, before rising 29.92 points to close at an all-time high of 7,547.63.

The pound dropped to a two-month low against the euro, slipping 0.9pc to 1.143, after Theresa May's advantage over Labour narrowed to just five points in the first opinion poll since Monday night's suicide bomb attack in Manchester.

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