The FTSE recovered some of last week's losses in early trading, rising 37.28 points (0.7%) to 5,098.20 with gains from miners and banks.
Xstrata rose 3.6% to 985.4p after the miner announced it was reinstating its dividend despite a slide in earnings due to heavy one-off costs and weak commodity prices. Randgold Resources climbed 3.17%...
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