LONDON Jan 11 Britain's blue-chip FTSE
index looked set for its longest winning streak on record after
it broke a new record high, hitting 7,289.69 points on
Wednesday, up 0.18 percent, as a weak sterling continued to
The index has closed higher the past 11 sessions. If it
closes up today it will mark the longest streak of gains since
at least 1984, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon data.
The FTSE 100 opened lower but reversed course to inch higher
mid-morning as sterling slid further after data showed
the UK trade deficit widened.
(Reporting by Helen Reid, Editing by Vikram Subhedar)