By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Barclays PLC helped push U.K. stocks higher on Thursday after the bank said it will outline a growth strategy, aiding the main London index to finish at its highest close in a week.
The benchmark FTSE 100 index gained 0.5% to 6,625.25, and finished up 1% for the week shortened by the Good Friday holiday. Read: The best stocks to play thriving U.K. economy.
Heading into the holiday, stocks had...