Stocks rise again
FTSE 100 posts record for second day
Gold miner Randgold Resources surged 4.8%, topping the FTSE 100 index followed by fellow gold miner Fresnillo, up 4.6%.
They helped the index close 0.2% higher at 7,120.26 points, just short of its all-time intra-day high of 7,129.83 points set 11 October.
The UK index is up 14% this year despite being held back by sluggish bank stocks.