Today's plan by global central banks to help ease the liquidity crisis led to an afternoon spark for the FTSE 100.
The index closed 22.90 points higher (0.35%) to 6559.80.
Barratt Developments made a late charge to avoid FTSE 100 relegation tonight, climbing 4.68% to 508.50.
Alliance & Leicester and ICAP also enjoyed a solid day at the office, up 4% to 728, and 3.66% to 694 respectively.
Northern Rock is set for a demotion, losing 4.98% to close on 99.20; while European real estate firm Hammerson was 2.89% down, to 1043.
In New York, news of the credit injection plan has rallied the Dow Jones, currently 104.78 points ahead (0.78%) to 13537.55.
AT&T has continued where it left off yesterday, up 6.16% to 41.89; while 3M is currently ahead 2.79% to 87.01.
Exxon Mobil has climbed 2.4% to 92.45 so far, on the back of news it plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas terminal off the New Jersey coast.
Boeing is leading the losses in early trading, down 2.16% to 86.78.
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