Positive sentiment as the US first quarter earnings season gets under way helped inject a bit of life into Footsie following recent sluggishness, sending it past the 5,800 point mark, though it settled slightly lower. [14 Apr '10]
Investors breathed a sigh of relief after marketing software firm Alterian said it expects full year results to be in line with expectations, helping lift the software & computer services sector higher. [14 Apr '10]
Having been largely responsible for the Footsie's fall yesterday miners are driving the blue-chip index higher today, enabling the index to move close to the 5800 level despite the presence of the usual Wednesday batch of ex-dividend stocks. [14 Apr '10]
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