LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark FTSE 100
equity index extended gains on Wednesday to rise to
fresh five-year highs, and breached a key psychological level
which some traders said could induce bigger moves higher.
The FTSE 100 was up by 0.4 percent at 6,401.79 points by
1003 GMT - breaching the key 6,400 point level.
The stock market extended earlier gains after minutes from
the Bank of England signalled a greater likelihood of more
monetary stimulus measures, which have boosted equity markets
around the world.
The FTSE 100 last traded above the 6,400 point mark in late
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Toni Vorobyova)