FTSE LIVE: Footsie bounces higher as global markets continue with Trump election diagnosis
08.15: The Footsie jumped higher in early trading, recovering from Friday’s sharp falls thanks to a pre-weekend advance on Wall Street as the fall-out from Donald Trump’s election as US president holds sway, while steadier oil prices also helped.
In opening deals the FTSE 100 index was up 70.7 points at 6,801.1, having closed 1.4 per cent or 97.55 points lower on Friday. On commodity markets, Brent crude was up 0.3 per cent at $44.88 a barrel.
On Wall Street on Friday, the Dow Jones ended 0.2 per cent higher, notching up a 5.4 per cent leap over last week, its best performance since 2011,... read more
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