London shares moved higher in early trading, reacting to overnight gains in the US after the successful IPO of social networking powerhouse LinkedIn.
The FTSE 100 climbed 0.18% at opening to 5,967 points, with BP the main winner - up 2.4% to 458.65p.
The UK's gains follow rises in the US where the S&P 500 gained 0.22% to close at 1,344, while the Nasdaq rose 3%.
US markets were enthralled by the listing of technology group LinkedIn, with investors snapping up shares in their droves.
From an initial price of $45 per share, the stock closed the day up 109% at $93.
Elsewhere the news was less favourable, with Asian markets lower and acting as a drag on the UK in early trading.
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