The FTSE 100 is surging ahead this morning led again by boisterous blue chips, up 61.8 points, or 0.97%, to 6410.9 so far.
Miners Lonmin and Vedanta are higher on offer speculation, but it is Anglo American leading the way, up 4.41% to 3293.
Man Group is higher on news chief executive Stanley Fink sold over £27m worth of shares in the company, the alternative investment provider is up 4.07% to 562.5.
Sage Group is also having a good morning, the business management software provider is 3.8% up, to 218.75.
Northern Rock is leading the losses this morning as its recent volatility continues, currently down 4.71%, to 111.2.
BSkyB is lower as Goldman Sachs cut the shares to 'sell' from 'neutral', the satellite broadcaster is 2.99% down, to 615.5.
In New York, it was quite a steady day on Wall Street overnight, with the markets waiting on the latest speech by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. The index closed he day 22.28 points ahead, or 0.17%, to 13311.73.
Cigarette maker Altria climbed to an all-time high on Thursday, the Phillip Morris parent company led the gains up 2.55% to 75.98.
AT&T rose as speculation increased over a possible acquisition, it climbed 1.41% to 38.03.0.53
A Bear Stearns analyst upgrade led General Motors to a 1.37% increase, to 28.78.
Home Depot struggled to close at nearly a four and half year low, 1.38% down to 27.88; while Honeywell International lost 1.26% to close on 54.88.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 closed the week at its highest level since 8 November, up 166.93 yen, or 1.08%, to 15,680.67.
Japanese commercial vehicle and heavy truck manufacturer Isuzu Motors led the Friday gains, climbing 9.32% to 516 yen.
The iron and steel sector and the nonferrous metals sector was up, with Nippon Steel at the forefront. A Credit Suisse upgrade led the Global 500 company to a 8.54% gain to 686 yen.
Sumitomo Metal Minerals was another to climb, closing 7.8% ahead, to 2,280 yen.
Meiji Dairies and Daiichi Sankyo lost the most ground, down 4.27% to 560 and 3.61% to 3,470 respectively.
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