The FTSE 100 has ended the session up 71.2 points, or 1.16%, to 6,227.7, as rising copper prices kept miners moving higher.
Antofagasta posted the biggest gains with a rise of 3.14% to 476p, closely followed by Kazakhmys which added 2.93% to £11.24, while Vedanta Resources advanced 2.88% to £12.49.
Man Group also performed well with gains of 3% to 540.25p, while Capita Group added 2.81% to 677p, although gains were limited by Drax which slipped 0.21% to 727p, while Tesco declined 0.29% to 434.25p.
However Associated British Foods was the biggest loser with a drop of 0.71% to 840p, closely followed by Marks & Spencer Group which ended down 0.44% to 678p, while British American Tobacco slipped 0.39% to £15.29.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 103.66 points, or 0.85%, to 12,296.11 in early trading as investors shrugged off mixed reports form the retail sector.
AT&T is posting the biggest gains with a rise of 2.06% to $36.16, while General Motors is up 1.88% to $31.35, Verizon Communications has added 1.85% to $36.34, while JP Morgan Chase has climbed 1.72% to $49.19, and 3M Company has advanced 1.45% to $74.87.
So far no stocks on the index are down.IFAonline
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