LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Live coverage of European markets now available on cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
** FTSE up, having hit new record high in earlier deals
** Persimmon top of FTSE after robust sales despite Brexit vote
** Healthcare sector leads European stocks; overall market steady
** Bitcoin takes a plunge after rapid rally
** Italy’s FTSE MIB set to extend gains
** Deutsche Bank rises after $95 mln settlement with U.S.
Reporting by Helen Reid