The The group will be lent
The resolution helped shore up confidence after what was a turbulent few sessions in which political and economic events triggered a correction for world markets.
The pound held steady against the dollar, at 1.68, and the euro, at 1.25, after data showed
The Portuguese rescue and a solid set of half-year results from
But with the figures broadly in line with expectations and the bank signalling the potential benefit from rising
The risers board was topped by testing and quality control company
The company has been impacted by the strength of the pound but shares rose 6.8% or 173p to 2706p after it said it was well- positioned in long-term growth markets.
Risk-driven stocks were also on the front foot with commodities giant
In corporate news, shares in insurer esure were 1% higher after it posted what was described as a "solid" set of half-year results, with pre-tax profits up 0.4% to pound(s)57.1 million despite the impact of downward pressure on car insurance premiums.
The stock lifted 1.3p to 258.5p, even though it expects gross written premiums in the second half of this year to be lower than the same period last year.
The biggest risers on the
The biggest fallers on the
The group will be lent