After ending 2016 on a record high of 7,142 points, the FTSE 100 made further gains in early morning trading climbing 0.7% to 7,202 points.
A 'Santa rally' at the end of last year, which saw the FTSE 100 closing at a new all-time high of 7,142.83 points on Friday 30 December, was extended into 2017 with blue chips surging in the year's first...
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