The FTSE 100 Index has gained 9.1 points, or 0.2%, to 5664.30 points this morning, led by energy companies.
BP has added 0.3% to 614p and BG Group has gained 0.6% to 683.5p as oil trades above $71 a barrel for a second day.
Meanwhile, Antofagasta has declined 1.5% to 1,863p and Kazakhmys has declined 2.3% to 1,004p after copper futures staged their biggest three-day decline since October 2004 on concern a rally which drove the metal to a record last month was overdone.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 82.17 points, or 0.6% to 14,833.01 points after a government report showed first-quarter economic growth was buoyed by corporate investment and consumer spending.
Aeon jumped 75 yen, or 3.2%, to 2,445, Daiei added 60 yen, or 2.4%, to 2,610 and Mitsubishi Estate climbed 45 yen, or 2.1%, to 2,205.
On the downside, TDK slid 160 yen, or 1.8%, to 8,550 while Nikon slid 50 yen, or 2.5%, to 1,950.
In the US, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 46.90 points, or 0.43%, at 10,891.92 points on Friday, capping its worst week in more than a year, as concern about higher interest rates and slowing economic growth pushed investors to safer assets.
3M shares fell 1.4%, or $1.18, to $80.57 and General Electric lost 1.5%, or 50 cents, to $34.07.
Texas Instruments fell 3.4%, or $1.04, to $29.68 after Citigroup cut its price target on the stock.
GM shares rose 2.1%, or 52 cents, to $25.35 after announcing its bankrupt former auto parts unit Delphi reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers to offer buyouts to workers.IFAonline
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