An occasional glimpse into the workings of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive (or comments on anything else that takes my fancy).
The FTSE 100 has risen by 20 points to 6744, a level last seen in August 2015.
The fall in Sterling rates of exchange have skewed the Footsie and similar indices, benefitting big dollar earners. in the last month just five stocks - BP, Royal Dutch, BAT, Rio Tinto and AstraZeneca - accounted for almost four percentage points of the 5.4 per cent rise in the All-Share index, representing 98% of UK market capitalisation.
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