FTSE 100 set for happy new year

Press Association
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Britain's leading share index is on course to end 2013 around 14% ahead, fuelling expectations that it will reach a record high in the year to come.

The FTSE 100 Index was near to 6730 on the penultimate day of December trading, more than 800 ahead of its level of 5897.8 at the end of 2012.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%