LONDON, March 27 Britain's top share index rose
in early deals on Wednesday, building on the previous session's
gains and an overnight rise on Wall Street after encouraging
U.S. economic data, with TUI Travel leading the index higher.
By 0805 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 10.99 points, or
0.2 percent, at 6,410.36. The index gained 0.3 percent in the
previous session, and the Dow Jones hit a fresh record
close overnight, after encouraging U.S. durable goods and house
TUI Travel led FTSE gainers, rising 4.7 percent,
after the world's biggest tour operator said it was confident of
hitting the top end of profit guidance for 2013 after a strong
finish to winter trading and rising summer bookings.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)