FTSE 100 Index


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FTSE 100 Index

An index tracking the 100 publicly-traded companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the most market capitalization. Like many other FTSE indices, it is calculated in real time, with prices updated every 15 seconds. Each quarter, the FTSE reevaluates the companies tracked on the index and makes necessary adjustments to ensure that it represents the most highly capitalized companies. The FTSE 100 Index is considered a prime indicator of health in the wider market.

FTSE 100 Index

A market-weighted index of the 100 leading companies traded in Great Britain on the London Stock Exchange. The Financial Times calculates several other indexes, although financial commentators typically refer to the FTSE 100 when they say "Footsie." The full name is Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 Share Index.
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The biggest risers in the FTSE 100 Index were Berkeley Group up 250p at 3602p, Sage up 30p at 611.
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Centrica was the leading riser in the FTSE 100 Index as a broker upgrade from Credit Suisse helped shares in the British Gas owner improve 4%, or 11.
05% across the 19-bloc eurozone, which saw the FTSE 100 Index tumble 146 points to 6275.
A rise in the price of Brent crude oil to about 60 US dollars was another factor in pushing the FTSE 100 Index above the 6,950 intra-day record set during the dot.
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The last time the FTSE 100 Index fell by more than 202 points was on July 15 2002, when it slid by 229.
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Shares in HSBC rose 1 percent to 585 pence, adding the most points to the FTSE 100 index, after Citigroup raised its rating on the stock to "buy" from "neutral" and increased its price target to 635 pence from 625 pence.