U.K. Equity Indexes Head for New Peaks Amid Brexit Boost: Chart

FTSE 100 Extends Gains, Breaks Through 7,000

Updates on the process of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union have boosted megacaps and mid-sized firms alike. A plunging pound boosted exporters, sending the FTSE 100 Index within 0.2 percent of last year’s record and the FTSE 250 Index to a fresh all-time high. In dollar terms, though, the gauges are still below where they were on the day of the Brexit referendum.

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