FTSE 100 higher as mining rally continues
- 4 March 2016
- From the section Business
(Close): Mining companies helped pull the London market higher as the recent rally in commodity prices continued.
By the end of trading, the FTSE 100 was up 68.97 points or 1.13% at 6,199.43.
Mining firms dominated the leaders' board, with Glencore rising 11.9%, Anglo American up 11.1% and BHP Billiton 9.1% higher.
The mining sector has been helped by a rally in the price of metals, with the copper price on track for its biggest weekly rise in six months.
Costa coffee owner Whitbread rose 0.1% to £38.03, following a 6.2% slide on Thursday after the company revealed a weak fourth quarter.
On the FTSE 250, Cineworld was the biggest faller, down 6.35% at 498.2p, after UBS gave its shares a "sell" rating.