The FTSE closed at 6315.2p this afternoon after climbing 11.9 points, or 0.19%.
Barclays rose 24.5 points, or 3.99%, to 638p. ICAP rose 13 points, or 2.66%, to 501p. Kazakhmys rose 30 points, or 2.36%, to 1299p. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group rose 2.6 points, or 1.84%, to 144.1p. Standard Chartered rose 26 points, or 1.7%, to 1556p.
Rentokil fell 3.6 points, or 2.08%, to 169.6p. BHP Billiton fell 29 points, or 1.99%, to 1430p. BG Group fell 12.5 points, or 1.57%, to 781.5p. BP fell seven points, or 1.26%, to 550.5p. Diageo fell 12 points, or 1.13%, to 1047p.
The Dow Jones opened this morning at 13357.74c after rising 119.01 points, or 0.9%.
Home Depot rose 1.27 points, or 3.43%, to 38.31c. Hewlett-Packard rose 0.19 points, or 1.88%, to 49.35c. Intel rose 0.47 points, or 1.86%, to 26.16c. 3M rose 1.63 points, or 1.82%, to 90.99c. American Express rose 0.9 points, or 1.56%, to 58.62c.
Honeywell International fell 0.14 points, or 0.25%, to 56.15c. Boeing fell 0.15 points, or 0.15%, to 96.7c. Verizon Communications fell 0.05 points, or 0.12%, to 41.88c.
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