The UK’s top share index hit a new record on the final trading day of 2017, carried higher by a buoyant mining sector and strength among health stocks.The blue chip FTSE 100 .FTSE index was up 0.1 percent at 7,633.56 points by 0931 GMT, while mid caps .FTMC gained 0.1 percent. Friday is a half-day of trading for UK equities.The FTSE has hit a series of records going into the year-end, helped by its large weighting in commodities-related stocks.
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