FTSE 100 surges as mining stocks recover
(Close): The market climbed strongly, with mining and energy-related shares leading the way after prices of metals rose and oil prices stabilised.
The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed up 157.88 points, or 2.6%, at 6,240.98.
Higher oil prices helped energy stocks, with BG Group up 6.3% and BP climbing 4.5%.
It said half-year underlying earnings would be £30m, down from £43m last year, after being hit by weaker-than-expected sales of new games formats.
On the currency markets, the pound was higher, despite news that the UK's economy grew by less than previously estimated in the second and third quarters of the year.