The FTSE 100 has ended the day unchanged at 6,505.1 points, as early losses were offset by a good start on Wall Street.
Detica Group posted the biggest gains with a rise of 4.6% to 403.75p, closely followed by miner Lonmin which added 1.88% to £37.87, while Royal Bank of Scotland climbed 1.47% to 657p.
British Land also gained 1.42% to £13.53, while Kingfisher advanced 1.38% to 238.25p, although the gains were offset by Vedanta Resources which ended the session down 2.53% to £14.65.
Rexam was the biggest loser with a fall of 2.76% to 511.5p, closely followed by National Grid which dropped 2.17% to 720p, while Rolls-Royce Group slipped 2.03% to 506p, and Schroders declined 1.95% to £13.09.
In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 17.72 points, or 0.13%, to 13,284.45 in early trading, as investors are starting to recover from the heavy sell-off of the past two days.
General Motors is up 1.55% to $30.14, closely followed by McDonald’s which has climbed 1.45% to $50.94, while Alcoa has added 0.98% to $39.31, Intel has gained 0.94% to $21.51, and United Technologies has advanced 0.76% to $69.39.
On the downside Disney has slipped 0.93% to $33.94, while American Express has dropped 0.88% to $62.19, Merck has fallen 0.79% to $49.94, Johnson & Johnson slumped 0.55% to $61.66, and Hewlett-Packard has declined 0.51% to $45.18.
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