Pick of the early market news

Adrian Holliday

After several days of losses, the FTSE 100 saw a 0.19% gain yesterday, rising 10 points too 5,681. Bigger gainers included Admiral (up 5.2%), BSkyB (up 3.68%) and Tullow Oil (3.65% up). More broadly, the latest EU summit in Brussels has also opened up more optimism - the German Dax finished yesterday 0.22% ahead at 6,458 while the French Cac 40 was more up-beat, increasing 1.01% higher to 3,298 points.