Glencore falls after downgrade

FTSE 100 notches up seventh-straight gain

Drax bounces on biomass hopes

FTSE rallies 1% after ECB lifts spirits

Eurozone’s periphery stock indices shine

Spain, Italy and Greece markets outperform after of ECB announcement

BAE climbs on positive Goldman view

FTSE 100 rose 1.6% or 107.94 points to 6,728.04

The field narrows for new Tesco chairman

Sir Ian Cheshire and John Allan said to be shortlisted

FTSE 100 hits 6-week high

Upbeat earnings news helps London equities index

TalkTalk boost on sector consolidation hopes

FTSE 100 up 0.5% or 34.57 points to 6,620.1

Drinks stocks dry out on FTSE 100

Broker downgrade for Coca-Cola Hellenic hits shares

Travis Perkins rises on cash return hopes

Dixons Carphone leads gainers on FTSE 100 ahead of trading update

Tesco tops FTSE 100 after broker upgrade

Housing stocks rise after upbeat January data

Oil companies bolster FTSE 100

BG Group gains after Cazenove upgrade

BP tops FTSE 100 after US court ruling

Oil major’s shares lifted by Macondo penalty size ruling

Kingfisher hit by Swiss franc fallout

Retailers fall, but miners help FTSE 100 to strong gains

StanChart falls on potential dividend cut

Chief executive Sands under pressure due to slow progress on cost cuts

Miners hit FTSE as copper prices slide

Glencore shares fall almost 12%

Tullow Oil leads African oil stocks down

FTSE 100 rises 0.6% or 40.78 points to 6,542.2

Wm Morrison tops FTSE 100

Big three supermarkets all rise after festive sales soothe nerves

Quindell under fire over new appointments

£25m options deal goes against UK corporate governance code

Utilities led by SSE weigh on FTSE 100

Index barely changes after early drop

Labour price pledge hits UK energy stocks

SSE and Centrica fall after Miliband calls for action on fuel bills