The FTSE 100 was resurgent on Wednesday afternoon supported by stronger oil prices which lifted index heavyweights BP and Royal Dutch Shell. By the close the index was up 0.5% to 6,658.97.
In the US the S&P 500 was up 0.5% by 4.30pm UK time.
High-street bank Lloyds was up 0.1% to 39.27p as it reported a 72% drop annual profit to £1.23 billion as bad debts ballooned during the Covid-19 crisis.
Lloyds resumed its dividend, declaring a final payout of 0.57p per share that was nevertheless down from the previous year's final dividend of 1.12p.
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