London’s FTSE 100 share index edged higher in early trade on Friday, closing in on record highs. The benchmark index was up 2.98 points at 7,520.69 – not far from its record close of 7,522.03.
Business media group Informa was the best performer on the index, up 4.3%.
In a trading update, the company said it had seen “continued improvement” in the first four months of the year, adding it was on track to hit full-year expectations.
Experian was the biggest faller on the index, down 2.1%, after Deutsche Bank cut its rating on the credit data company to “sell” from “hold”.