£33bn added to value of blue chips

Press Association
City of London
City of London

Around £33 billion has been added to the value of UK blue chips after relief over America's fiscal cliff deal sent the FTSE 100 Index shooting past 6000 for the first time since July 2011.


World markets started the new year with a bang as investors cheered moves by politicians to pass short-term measures preventing devastating tax hikes and spending cuts that had threatened to derail the US economy.
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