FTSE soars in early trading

LEADING shares on the FTSE 100 Index soared in early trading this morning.A sharp recovery for US markets last night saw Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial Average turn early losses into a 300-point gain.

LEADING shares on the FTSE 100 Index soared in early trading this morning.

A sharp recovery for US markets last night saw Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial Average turn early losses into a 300-point gain.

With Asian stock exchanges also registering advances overnight, the Footsie opened more than 2%, or 125.7 points, higher at 5735.

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