U.K.’s FTSE jumped above the 6,000 level for the first time since July 2011 on Wednesday, as the much awaited budget deal in the U.S. was reached.
The index rallied 1.9% to 6,011.20.
Banks and mining firms posted some of the biggest gains in the London benchmark, with shares of Rio Tinto up 5.7% and HSBC adding 2.5%.
Elsewhere in Europe, France’s CAC picked up 2.1% to 3,716.28, while Germany’s DAX 30 rose 2% to 7,767.03. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index jumped 1.7% to 284.51.