London's FTSE 100 index was lifted on Wednesday.Image Credit: Google
By shares of miners Glencore and Rio Tinto as investors sought out safe-haven assets amid concerns over supply disruptions in the wake of Hurricane Irma.Image Credit: Google
The blue-chip index closed up 0.5 percent at 7,383.56 points, with Glencore and Rio Tinto among the biggest risers.Image Credit: Google
It had earlier fallen as much as 0.6 percent.Image Credit: Google
The UK's second-biggest index by market capitalisation is still down around 1 percent since the start of September.Image Credit: Google
As tensions between North Korea and the United States have weighed on sentiment.Image Credit: Google
But miners' shares have been supported this week by worries that Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century.Image Credit: Google
It could disrupt supplies of metals such as aluminium and nickel.Image Credit: Google
Rio Tinto's shares were up 2 percent, while Glencore was 1.4 percent higher.
BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, gained 0.9 percent."Miners are being bought on safe-haven flows as the hurricane hits Florida.
The Footsie is being underpinned by miners. If you take away mining stocks it would be down on the day.
"Other safe-haven assets such as government bonds and the Japanese yen were also in demand on Wednesday.