In the UK the FTSE 100 Index has recouped points lost yesterday adding about 14 to 5,086 this morning, led by Associated British Foods.
The sugar maker has added 15.50p to 803.50p, after analysts raised its share rating to 'buy' from 'neutral'.
The European Commission have lobbied for cuts in the block's sugar price, to open up the world's second-biggest market for the sweetener. Analysts however, expect the cuts to be smaller than first expected.
Barclays and GlaxoKlineSmith are both trading higher, adding 6p to 539.50p and 15p to 1,352p respectively.
On the other end of the board Smith & Nephew has retreated 8.50p to 542p, while Tate & Lyle is down 6p to 478p.
In Tokyo the Nikkei 225 Stock Average got back to its winning ways advancing 0.1% to 11,488.74, at its close early this morning, paced by drugmakers.
Takeda Pharmaceutical picked up 0.8% to 5,350 yen, while smaller firm Kyowa Hakko Kogyo added a percentage point to 707 yen.
Technology shares also advanced with TDK adding 1% to 1,710 yen, while Kyocera picked up 1.7% to 8,430.
Steelmakers declined after a report suggested surging steel production would impact negatively on the global market.
Nippon Steel shed 0.8% to 262 yen, while Tokyo Steel Manufacturing, lost as much as 5.8% to 1,427.
The company yesterday slashed the prices of its H-beam steel used in construction by 5,000 yen a metric ton for July contracts.
Sumitomo Metal Industries also dropped 1% to 191 yen.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped about 14 points to 10,609.11 points at its close late last night, led by Boeing.
The aviation firm slipped $0.95 to $63.67, after Air Canada cancelled a $6bn order over costs and other issues. Boeing is also currently in a competition war with Airbus to determine the market's king.
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