The Dow Jones' positive run overnight rubbed off on UK stocks this morning, driving the FTSE100 29.80 points (0.54%) higher to 5527.20.
British Land Company currently tops the table, adding 23p (3.19%) to 745.
The London Stock Exchange gained 24p (3.01%) to 821 and Imperial Tobacco Group is up 2.68% to 1876.
Fresh from a deal with American Airlines, British Airways shares have risen 7p (2.76%) to 260.75. Sainsbury is also up, gaining 2.28% to 348.25.
However, the resource and mining sector has had a shaky start with Kazakhmys down 46p (3.65%) to 1216. Vedanta Resources has lost 56p (3.1%) to 1750, while Xstrata has declined by 88p (2.89%) to 2962.
Antofagata and BHP Billiton are also lagging, losing 2.66% and 2.02% respectively.
Looking Stateside, the Dow Jones had an upbeat day, closing with gains of 82.97 points (0.72%) to 11615.93.
Gen Motors was the day’s biggest winner and added 1.09 (10.62%) to 11.35.
The Bank of America gained 1.32 (4.57%) to 30.18, while American Express rose 1.31 (3.55%) to 38.2. America Intl Group and Home Depot were up 3.49% and 2.45% respectively.
However, Alcoa was the biggest casualty, losing 0.39 (1.21%) to 31.86, followed by Exxon Mobil, down by 0.72 (0.92%) to 77.45.
AT&T also saw moderate losses, declining 0.58% to 31.12, while Coca Cola lost 0.34 to end 55.02. Hewlett Packard completed the top five loser list, down 0.24% to 45.5.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 ended trading up 62.61 points (0.48%) to 13019.41.IFAonline
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