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Britain's FTSE 100 rises to 8-month highs
March 14, 2012 / 8:13 AM / 6 years ago

Britain's FTSE 100 rises to 8-month highs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britian’s blue-chip share index rose to an eight-month high on Wednesday, with a break through key technical resistance adding to momentum from a more upbeat outlook on the health of the global economy and solid corporate earnings.

A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 27, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

By 4.04 a.m. EDT, the FTSE 100 .FTSE was up 18.62 points, or 0.3 percent, at 5,974.54 points. It earlier rose as far as 5,980.18 - its highest intra-day level since July 2011.

Tullow Oil TLWL.L and Legal & General (LGEN.L) were among the top risers after reporting strong results.

Reporting By Toni Vorobyova

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