FTSE 100 higher after Christmas break
29 December 2015
- From the section Business
(Close): London’s leading shares ended the day higher as a modest recovery in oil prices helped to boost European and US markets.
The benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 59.93 points, or 0.96%, to 6,314.57.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals was the biggest gainer, up 4.75%, while housebuilders also outperformed.
The biggest faller on the index was mining giant Anglo American, down almost 7.5%.
It comes amid ongoing weaknesses in the commodities sector and follows Anglo’s sale of a shuttered Australian mine for A$25m (£12.2m; $18m) last week.
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