Doom-mongers were stunned as the index of Britain's biggest blue-chip companies ended up worth more last night than at the start of the week.
The governor of the Bank of England has stepped forward to calm financial markets after the Brexit vote sent the pound to its lowest level since 1985 and at one point wiped �120bn off the value of Britain's leading shares.
The shock from the U.K.'s surprise vote to leave the European Union swept across global markets, punishing stocks, the British pound and emerging-market currencies.
UPDATE: ASOS have responded after fans of the brand expressed concern on social media that the online store's website and app had been taken offline due to the plummeting value of the British pound after the UK voted to leave the European Union ...
But what does the future hold for those who want to leave the UK - every now and again, for a weekend city break, six days of summer or a month's adventure?