The FTSE opened at 6288.8 this morning after rising 11.5 points, or 0.18%.
British Airways rose 13.25 points, or 3.28%, to 417p. Anglo American rose 82 points, or 2.96%, to 2851p. Royal & Sun Alliance rose 2.2 points, or 1.71%, to 131.2p. Man Group rose 8.5 points, or 1.57%, to 549p. Vedanta Resources rose 25 points, or 1.49%, to 1698p.
BG Group fell 12.5 points, or 1.57%, to 781.5p. Vodafone fell 2.1 points, or 1.34%, to 154.5p. Drax fell nine points, or 1.32%, to 671p. Ent. Inns fell 8.5 points, or 1.31%, to 638.5p. Standard Life fell four points, or 1.26%, to 312.25p.
The Dow Jones closed yesterday afternoon at 13463.33 after rising 100.96 points, or 0.76%.
Honeywell International rose 1.9 points, or 3.32%, to 59.05c. Hewlett-Packard rose 1.5 points, or 3.31%, to 48.23c. American Express rose 1.28 points, or 2.15%, to 60.91c. Intel rose 0.5 points, or 2.1%, to 24.3c. General Motors rose 0.66 points, or 2.02%, to 33.39c.
American International Group dropped 0.76 points, or 1.18%, to 63.81c. Exxon Mobil fell 0.66 points, or 0.77%, to 85.18c. Du Pont de Nemours fell 0.19 points, or 0.4%, to 47.14c. Verizon fell 0.11 points, or 0.25%, to 43.13c. Verizon Communications dropped 0.11 points, or 0.25%, to 43.13c. Alcoa fell 0.07 points, or 0.18%, to 37.88c.
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