FTSE 100 has regained some of yesterday's losses after UK stocks rose this morning boosted by mining companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
The benchmark is up about 21 points, or almost 0.5%, to 4,416.
BHP Billiton added 6.5p to 439p on optimism demand for metals from China will not decrease in coming months.
Rio Tinto gained 24p to 1,240p.
Xstrata, a big coal miner, rose 1.7% to 647.5p.
John David Group shed 10p to 214p. The sporting-goods retailer reported its fiscal full-year net income fell 90% from a year earlier after disruptions at its First Sport unit led to dropping sales.
Sage Group surged 1.75p to 171.5p after the software provider said fiscal first-half net income increased 17% from the year-ago period to £59.8m after it bought businesses.
In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 22.48 points to 10,907.18 earlier today, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 22.59 points to 11,508.09.
On Wall Street, trading ended down yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index lost 127.32 points to 9,990.02 by the close.
The S&P 500 index ended down 11.58 points at 1,087.12, and the Nasdaq Composite index ended down 21.89 points at 1,896.07.IFAonline
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