The FTSE 100 Index has gained 20.5 points, or 0.3%, to 6107.1 points this morning, led by Antofagasta and Centrica.
Antofagasta has climbed 2% to 2,499p after an initial surge of 8.2% and Centrica has gained 3.2% to 312p.
Reuters has risen 2% to 407p after it said first-quarter sales rose 13% after its acquisition of Moneyline Telerate.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 85.64 points, or 0.5%, to 17,055.93 points, led by technology-related companies on speculation profits will be stronger than expected.
Advantest gained 360 yen, or 2.7%, to 13,600, Nikon jumped 175 yen, or 8.5%, to 2,245 and KDDI advanced 35,000 yen, or 5.3%, to 691,000.
Among companies which reported earnings yesterday, Elpida Memory jumped 350 yen, or 7.3%, to 5,120 and Seiko Epson advanced 210 yen, or 6.5%, to 3,420.
Meanwhile, Inpex lost 20,000 yen, or 1.8%, to 1.1m and AOC Holdings fell 65 yen, or 2.6%, to 2,440 as crude prices dropped for a second day yesterday in New York to $72.88 a barrel.
In the US, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 53.07 points, or 0.47%, to end at 11,283.25 points, led by fears of rising interest rates, a sell-off in the energy sector and a drop in the shares of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar.
Caterpillar's fall contributed to more than a third of the Dow's decline, with the stock off 3.2%, or $2.45, at $74.93 amid analysts' doubts about the company's outlook and a rating downgrade.
A spike in bond yields prompted investors to sell interest-rate-sensitive bank and financial services companies' shares, including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase.
Citigroup shares fell 1.1%, or 54 cents, to $47.46, while JPMorgan Chase shares shed 1.1%, or 46 cents, to $42.22 and Insurer American International Group lost 1%, or 64 cents, to close at $63.64.
A drop in crude oil prices from last Friday's record above $75 a barrel hit energy stocks such as Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.
Exxon Mobil fell 0.7%, or 46 cents, to $63.95, while ConocoPhillips slid 2.3%, or $1.59, to $68.25.IFAonline
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