PRESS DIGEST – Financial Times – Sept 19

The rise of the FTSE 100 to its highest level of the year
has been driven by small investors trading in shares at levels
not seen since the “dotcom” boom. Figures show the number of
deals placed through retail stockbrokers climbed to more than
four million in the three months to June, a figure beaten only
in the spring of 2000. Brokers said low interest rates on
savings accounts and scepticism about the property market have
forced investors to look to equities in the hope of riding a
six-month

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