The UK’s FTSE 100 index has climbed 0.9pc, restoring some of the 1.3pc loss it incurred on Wednesday following the US announcement of plans for $200bn in Chinese tariffs.
This rebound is following the existing trading pattern that has been on show during previous clashes in the US-China trade dispute: sharp losses followed by consolidation.
Oil prices are also coming back up in the aftermath of their 6.9pc drop yesterday, climbing 1.5pc to $74.52 a barrel.
FTSE 250 miner Sirius Minerals has received a buy recommendation from Berenburg analysts who believe that they may be close to completing the second round of project financing for a polyhalite mine in North-East England.
UK alternative energy company AFC Energy saw its share prices rocket after reports broke that it had received its first order from Australia for a hydrogen power unit using AFC’s fuel cells.