After David Cameron’s unexpectedly large election victory on Thursday, markets are soaring higher. Though businesses have expressed concerns about the Conservative party’s plans for a referendum on EU membership, on balance they seem to like the idea of a Tory majority government.
Here’s how the main index of UK stocks, the FTSE 100, looked at the open:
10 minutes after the start of trading, the FTSE was up by more than 2%.
We’ll bring you a breakdown of what stocks are performing most impressively as the morning goes on.