Barclays jumped 8% in early trade after posting bumper annual profits, helping the FTSE to a 1.2% gain.
Shortly before 8.30am, the index was up more than 64 points, or 1.24%, to reach 5,231.49. Barclays recorded pre-tax profits of £11.6bn in 2009 - helped by a £6.3bn windfall on the disposal of Barclays...
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