BT drives up FTSE 100 stock market

The London Stock Exchange is seen during the morning rush hour in the City of LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Britain's benchmark share index rose on Friday, driven by gains at telecoms group BT and at mining stocks, which enabled the market to recover from sharp falls in the previous session. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was up by 0.5 percent, or 30.37 points higher, at 6,307.25 points. BT topped the FTSE 100 leader board, rising by 4.5 percent after its results and adding the most points to the index after reporting a 7 percent rise in third quarter pre-tax profits. BT's gains enabled the market to recover from a 0. …


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