The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) rose 6.79 points, or 0.59 percent, to 865.6 points today. It hit an intraday high of 863.93 points and a low of 858.8 points. On the previous day, the market closed at 858.81 points.

China’s recent purchasing managers’ index fell, causing some of the dips in European markets, but economic data closer to home was more favorable. There were losses in the British mining sector, but not all metals and mining companies did poorly.

Ireland-based Karelian Diamond Resources (LSE:KDR) gained 39.64 percent, or GBP0.92, to reach a price of GBP3.88 today. The firm is engaged in diamond exploration in Finland’s Karelian Craton. Leed Resources (LSE:LDP), UK-based oil and gas exploration, development and production company, climbed 33.33 percent, or GBP0.022, to a price of GBP0.08.

Oil and gas firm Kea Petroleum (LSE:KEA) posted a decline of 10.28 percent, or GBP0.12, sinking to GBP2.12. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan-focused Max Petroleum (LSE:MXP) also dropped today, losing 10.28 percent, or GBP0.29, to end at GBP2.88.