(Open): The FTSE 100 opened higher as trading resumed after the bank holiday weekend, with insurance shares helping to lift the index.
The FTSE 100 was up 40.33 points, or 0.7%, at 6,146.81.
Shares in RSA Insurance rose 2.3% to 477.90p after both Barclays and Deutsche Bank raised their price targets for the stock.
Other insurers also rose, with shares in Prudential rising 2.6% and Standard Life up 1.9%.
Mining stocks slipped, with BHP Billiton down 2.6% and Anglo American 2.4% lower.
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