FTSE 100 closes 4.3% higher as markets are buoyed on economies reopening

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Britain's blue-chip benchmark finished almost 249 points higher, or 4.3% at 6,048 FTSE 100 index closes firmly higher US benchmarks also surge e-Therapeutics surges on back of coronavirus treatment news 5.10pm: FTSE in strong finish FTSE 100 joined global indices to surge ahead on Monday as traders fears over the threat of the pandemic subsided. Britain's blue-chip benchmark finished almost 249 points higher, or 4.3% at 6,048. Midcap FTSE 250  was also up, closing over 569 points up, at 16,230. "Governments have been easing up on their lockdown restrictions, and dealers are hopeful those tactics will continue. In addition to that, the reopening of businesses should help stop the rot in terms of the horrendous economic reports that have been witnessed recently. Traders are taking the view we are over the worst of the crisis, hence why the buying momentum is so strong," said David Madden, at CMC Markets. Over on Wall Street, US benchmarks also h
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