In the UK stocks rose, sending the benchmark FTSE 100 Index to a four-year high.
Anglo American paced gains by mining shares after copper prices reached a record in New York.
The benchmark closed up 47.50 points, or 0.87%, to close at 5494.80 its highest point since August 2001.
Anglo American, the world's second-biggest mining company, added 62p, or 4.2p%, to 1704.00p. Antofagasta, the owner of three copper mines in Chile, rose 50p, or 3.5%, to 1580p.
Rio Tinto Group, the world's third-largest mining company, advanced 71p, or 3.1%, to 2,335p.
O2, Britain's biggest mobile-phone operator by customers, climbed 1.6% to a record 158p. Media reports suggest Deutsche Telekom AG may offer 200p a share for O2, days after the German company said it wouldn't pursue a bid.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 82.86 points, or 1.67%, to 5048.74 in morning trading Daimler Chrysler leading gains up $1.72, or 3.92% to $45.68.IFAonline
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