The London Stock Exchange started the day off by dropping before making up the losses to post a sligh...
The number of gainers is outweighing the number of losers by 54:43 with 3 non-movers.
Top gainer is British Airways, up more than 14p to 231p after another positive note from a broker, this time UBS Warburg, supported by the company's retaining its FTSE 100 listing and operating cost gains from falling oil prices.
Unlike yesterday, oil stocks staged a recovery as dealers reacted to fears the companies were oversold.
BP is up more than 12p to 504p, Shell is up 5p to 461p.
Generally, however, the market is relatively calm as investors wait for new US inflation figures, due out later today.
The importance of the figures lies in how they relate to expectations of future interest rate cuts.
There was some profit taking early on in the technology and media sectors, after recent gains.
That is being affected by Nasdaq, which last night gave up some ground, losing 2.60 points to close at 1,900.59.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 48.70 points at 9,872.30.
Earlier today, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index closed up 159.20 points at 10,649.09, and the Hang Seng ended up 129.51 points at 11,368.90.
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