The FTSE 100 has ended the session on a positive note with a rise of 32.6 points, or 0.51%, to 6,397.3, following the Bank of England's decision to maintain interest rates at 5.25%.
Miner Lonmin posted the biggest gains with a rise of 3.21% to £34.76, closely followed by Old Mutual which added 2.4% to 170.5p, while Reuters Group advanced 2.18% to 493.25p.
Alliance & Leicester has climbed 1.61% to £11.35, while Royal & Sun Alliance Group has added 1.54% to 164.7p, although Capita Group limited gains with a fall of 0.93% to 691p.
Man Group was the biggest loser with a fall of 1.67% to 560p, closely followed by Pearson which slipped 1.51% to 850p, while ICAP dropped 1.1% to 540.5p, and Kelda Group declined 1.1% to 947p.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 4.55 points, or 0.04%, to 12,525.5, as investors seem to have slowed down ahead of the Easter break.
Du Pont is the biggest loser with a fall of 1.05% to $49.04, closely followed by American Express which has slipped 0.99% to $55.75, while 3M Company has dropped 0.75% to $76.58.
Home Depot is down 0.39% to $37.96, while American International Group has fallen 0.34% to $67.09, although losses are being limited by Verizon Communications which has added 0.6% to $37.84.
Alcoa is posting the biggest gains with a rise of 1.16% to $34.90, closely followed by Hewlett-Packard which has added 0.92% to $41.48, while AT&T has gained 0.78% to $39.18, and Johnson & Johnson has climbed 0.67% to $61.70.
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