The FTSE opened at 6321.2p this morning after climbing 17.9 points, or 0.28%.
Barclays rose 17.5 points, or 2.85%, to 631p. Standard Life rose six points, or 2%, to 306.25p. British Energy Group rose 9.25 points, or 2%, to 472.75p. ICAP rose 7.75 points, or 1.59%, to 495.75p. Royal Bank of Scotland Group rose nine points, or 1.57%, to 583.5p.
BHP Billiton fell 13 points, or 0.89%, to 1446p. Rentokil fell 1.5 points, or 0.87%, to 171.7p. Associated British Foods fell four points, or 0.46%, to 859.5p. Centrica fell 1.75 points, or 0.45%, to 383.75p. HSBC fell four points, or 0.45%, to 893p.
The Dow Jones rose 119.01 points, or 0.9%, to 38.31c on Friday afternoon.
Home Depot rose 1.27 points, or 3.43%, to 38.31c. Hewlett-Packard rose 0.91 points, or 1.88%, to 49.35c. Intel Corporation rose 0.47 points, or 1.86%, to 26.16c. 3M rose 1.63 points, or 1.82%, to 90.99c. American Express rose 0.9 points, or 1.56%, to 58.62c.
Honeywell fell 0.14 points, or 0.25%, to 56.15c. Boeing fell 0.15 points, or 0.15%, to 96.7c. Verizon Communications fell 0.05 points, or 0.12%, to 41.88c.
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