The benchmark FTSE 100 index is currently up around 15 points to 4,422 after UK stocks rose, paced by Barclays Bank.
Barclays rose 11.75p to 481.75p after it reported net income increased 24% to £1.72bn.
Anglo American, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, jumped 20p to 1,206p.
Reed Elsevier advanced 10.5p to 486.5p. The scientific publisher said its net income increased 14% to £111m as the company slashed costs.
Sage Group Plc, Britain's biggest maker of accounting software, added 3.25p to 167p after analysts at Merrill Lynch & Co. upgraded their recommendation on the stock to “buy” from “neutral”.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 50.87 points to 11,060.89 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 211.66 points to 12,491.92.
Across the Atlantic, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index ended up 6.27 points to 10,126.51 yesterday, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.06 points to 1,098.63.
Nasdaq's Composite index closed down 4.36 points to 1,855.06.IFAonline
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