FTSE 100 Live: Blue-chip shares near record as inflation pressures ease

LIVE – Updated at 07:16 Record-breaking territory for the FTSE 100 index continues to be in focus after a better-than-expected start to the year for London

shares. The blue-chip index opened the week just 37 points off its all-time closing level, having rallied by more than 5% so far in 2023. It is expected to open slightly

higher today.