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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Share moves THE biggest risers on the FTSE 100 Index were Pearson up 22.5p to 606p and Royal Bank of Scotland up 9p to 270.8p.
bin Butti Al Qubaisi, the largest shareholder in NMC Health, said: "Being among the FTSE 100 index solidifies NMC's standards, demonstrating the overall performance and strengthening the firm's reputation as an esteemed blue-chip company in the region."
The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 Index were International Consolidated Airlines Group up 23.5p to 630p, EASYJET up 29p to 1,360p, BT up 5.6p to 294.1p, Antofagasta up 13.5p to 788p.
The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 Index were Provident Financial up 208p to 3,320p, Intertek Group up 185p to 3,727p, Pearson up 39.5p to 802.5p, and Standard Life up 11.2p to 358.5p.
Following on from Wednesday's solid gains, the FTSE 100 Index remains firmly in positive territory for the week, with the materials and energy sector showing signs of a recovery.
The FTSE 100 Index closed 180.2 points down at 6187.7, the lowest the level market has reached since December 15.
A rise in the price of Brent crude oil to about $60 was another factor in pushing the FTSE 100 Index above the 6,950 intra-day record set in 1999.
Acording to the firm, the FTSE 100 Index is the most widely followed UK stock market index.
Customers can choose whether they wish the Plan to measure the performance of the FTSE 100 Index each year, after every two years or every three years in respect of the potential early maturity opportunities.
"The FTSE 100 Index will help Indian investors to diversify their portfolios further and have access to one of the world's widely tracked equity indices, whilst minimising currency risk,'' said NSE chief executive Ravi Narain.
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The FTSE 100 index ended 12.58 points, or 0.2 per cent higher at 5,996.07 after briefly breaking through the 6,000 level near the close for the first time since June 6, 2008 and peaking at 6,000.55.