Upbeat broker comment cheers ITV shares

Broadcaster tops FTSE 100 for second straight session

Break-up call sends BT Group higher

FTSE 100 rose 30.11 points or 0.4 per cent to 6,919.24

Profits lift Aviva and Friends Life shares

Both UK insurers beat forecasts ahead of planned £5.6bn merger

S&N dives as Stryker hopes fade

Afternoon sell-off leads FTSE 100 lower

Hikma set to join pharma blue-chips

Jordanian drugmaker outgrows Mideast roots

IPOs and volatility underpin rebound

Number of equity trades on global bourses rose 23% in 2014

Smiths jumps on conglomerate hopes

Oil sector weakness means FTSE 100 drifts lower

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FTSE 100’s record — fact versus fiction

Dividends have been overlooked in the return to the 1999 peak

Rentokil shares rise on stronger profits

Pest control group goes in for high-tech kill

Imminent QE triggers European fund inflows

Equity funds take $4bn in a week as investors prepare for ECB measure

FTSE 100 consolidates near record high

Hikma Pharma slides on downbeat broker call

Chart that tells a story — the FTSE since 1999

The ups, but mostly downs, of UK blue-chips

Investors cut UK equity exposure

Wealth managers fear election outcome

Shares’ long-term lustre outshines gilts

Dividends make the difference, up almost every year since 1945

Standard Chartered boosts FTSE 100

SABMiller bid speculation revived

Reed Elsevier cools after profit dip

FTSE 100 remains in sight of record high

FTSE 100 story in charts

Benchmark UK index has lagged behind other UK and international indices

BWin slides on German regulation fears

FTSE 100 index drifts lower from its record high

Weir leads FTSE fallers after warning

London index falls a day after hitting record high

UK stocks: interesting but not compelling

FTSE 100 record tells us little about the future