Having suffered on the back of rising oil prices earlier in the week, the FTSE 100 index eventually managed to close up as most of the stocks made reasonable gains.
Cable & Wireless ended up 4p or 3.14% to 131.5p along with mobile phone operator MMO2 which gained 2p or 2.05% to 99.75p.
Insurance giant Aviva closed the day up 14.5p or 2.75% to 542p and British Airways gained 4.5p or 1.78% to 258p.
BSkyB also added 13.5p or 2.31% to 598p, but rival terrestrial firm ITV suffered the biggest share price loss of the day, as it ended the day down 1.71p or 2% 115p.
Financial news services Reuters also closed up 9p or 2.47% to 372.75p alongside brewery firm Whitbread which gained 20p or 2.49% to 824.5p.
In the US, the three main indices are also working on a positive note, thanks to improved US employment figures.
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