Standard Chartered boosts FTSE 100

SABMiller bid speculation revived

Reed Elsevier cools after profit dip

FTSE 100 remains in sight of record high

Shares’ long-term lustre outshines gilts

Dividends make the difference, up almost every year since 1945

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

FTSE hits record, but hold off the bubbly

The good news is that the index is not as overvalued as in 1999

S&P 500 hits record after Yellen remarks

Treasury bonds and dollar turn choppy

Vodafone left behind as market advances

FTSE 100 closes at 6,949.63, up 0.5 per cent or 37.47 points

FTSE 100 closes at new record

Benchmark index passes dotcom boom-era levels

Footsie’s rise should ring warning bells

Benchmark is touching highs last seen in the dotcom boom of 1999, writes James Mackintosh

London index fades at sight of record

FTSE has been a laggard among global stock benchmarks

Strategy woes hit shares in Ladbrokes

FTSE 100’s latest assault on record close falls short

Bank losses dent FTSE record hopes

London index 7 points shy of record in early rally

Second tax row for HSBC chief Gulliver

Bank boss made U-turn on plans to relocate to Hong Kong in 2011

Serco shines on hopes of modest cash call

FTSE 100 climbs to second-highest close on record

StanLife leads FTSE after strong earnings

Serco leads mid-cap index after Credit Suisse upgrade

More reasons not to buy bank shares

When even the government is trying to sell bank stocks, steer clear

Centrica slashes dividend as losses bite

British Gas owner hit by falling oil price and warmer weather