UK stocks: FTSE 100 index adds 1 pct

Feb 13 2013, 02:32 IST
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The FTSE 100 closed up 61.32 points higher, at 6,338.38 points, with banks alone adding over 27 points to the index. The FTSE 100 closed up 61.32 points higher, at 6,338.38 points, with banks alone adding over 27 points to the index.
SummaryThe FTSE 100 closed up 61.32 points higher, at 6,338.38 points, with banks alone adding over 27 points to the index.

company Reckitt Benckiser, up 3 percent after striking a deal to sell Bristol-Myers Squibb drugs in Latin America.

"The stock was rampant all of last year, and the market obviously likes this deal," Curr said.

"I don't know whether you'd want to be buying it right here though, as it's a nice safe stock ... If things started to get a bit more ugly, however, it might be a stock that you'd want to go back to."

($1 = 0.6385 British pounds)

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