The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London was up today, gaining 2.33 points to 811.04 — its high for the session. Earlier the AIM hit a low of 808.08 points.
Most stock markets in Europe actually retreated today, as investors kept their profits after facing losses for the last three days, MarketWatch reported. However, the FTSE rose today, unlike the other markets. New data today showed UK manufacturing activity grew rapidly during October, which also impacted the markets.
African Copper (LSE:ACU), a holding company for a group of businesses involved in copper production and mineral exploration and development, also rose on the AIM. The company increased 39.5 percent, rising GBP0.25 to GBP1.39.