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ROCKETING: FTSE 100 surges past 7,000 points

Britain's benchmark share index has surged past the psychologically significant 7,000 point mark on Tuesday morning — hitting a level not seen since May 2015, and around 2% away from an all-time high. Around 8:15 a.m. BST (3:15 a.m. ET) the FTSE 100 is higher by just shy of 0.9% to 7,048 points, extending the more than 1% gain seen on Monday. Here is the chart: Stocks in the UK have taken a leg up in early trading after the pound sterling slipped to a fresh post-referendum low, as worries in the City of London about the potential for a so-called "hard Brexit" intensify.
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