FTSE 100 higher after oil price rise
(Close): Commodity-related shares helped to lift the London market on Thursday as the price of oil hit $50 a barrel for the first time this year.
The FTSE 100 index closed up 2.80 points at 6265.65, with mining companies among the top risers.
Brent crude stood at $49.66 a barrel, having touched $50.22 earlier.
Oil prices have risen since January due to a combination of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
Shares in Daily Mail and General Trust fell 10.81% after the company reported an 11% fall in half-year profits to £129m.
Print advertising fell 13%, outstripping increases in digital advertising revenues.