LONDON (ShareCast) - Miners led the way in the mid-week session as Egypt-focused gold mining and exporting company Centamin (Toronto: CEE.TO - news) jumped 14%.
The firm reported record production at its Sukari Gold Mine for the final quarter of 2012.
During the three month period gold production totalled 85,543 ounces, up 45% on the same period the previous year and 40% higher than in the third quarter.
This brought full year production to 262,958, a 30% increase on 2011 and above guidance of 250,000 ounces.
Hot on Centamin's heals was African Barrick Gold (LSE: ABG.L - news) , which rose over 6%.
But this came on the back of Tuesday's slump, when news emerged that it would not be sold to a Chinese firm.
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