The FTSE reached 6506.2p this afternoon after rising 39.4 points, or 0.61%.
Northern Rock fell 47.1 points, or 26.28%, to 132.1p after break-up talks over the weekend drove shares down this morning.
Associated British Foods fell 22 points, or 2.75%, to 778.5p. Yell Group fell 11.25 points, or 2.62%, to 417.75p. British Land Company fell 28 points, or 2.39%, to 1144p. Liberty International fell 25 points, or 2.19%, to 1116p.
Tate & Lyle rose 37.75 points, or 9.38%, to 440.25p. Kazakhmys rose 100 points, or 7.12%, to 1505p. Antofagasta rose 40.5 points, or 5.31%, to 803p. Vedanta Resources rose 97 points, or 4.78%, to 2127p. Home Retail rose 16 points, or 4.29%, to 388.75p.
The Dow Jones reached 14012.03c today after rising 116.4 points, or 0.84%.
Intel Corporation rose 0.56 points, or 2.17%, to 26.42c. Pfizer rose 0.41 points, or 1.68%, to 24.84c. McDonald’s rose 0.91 points, or 1.67%, to 55.38c. Verizon Communications rose 0.7 points, or 1.58%, to 44.98c. Home Depot rose 0.43 points, or 1.33%, to 32.87c.
General Motors fell 0.35 points, or 0.95%, to 36.35c. Alcoa fell 0.19 points, or 0.49%, to 38.93c. AT&T fell 0.02 points, or 0.07%, to 42.29c.
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