August 23, 2014

FTSE 100 closes at 15 year high

The FTSE 100 reached a 15 year closing high as it closed at 6,837 on Tuesday. The index has gained 1.4pc since the start of the year and was boosted today by UK housebuilding and mining stocks.

Shares in Barratt and Persimmon rose by over 3pc respectively following Taylor Wimpey confirming that its sales were at the upper end of its forecasts.

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