London's FTSE 100 index reverses losses
(Close): London's FTSE 100 closed higher on Wednesday, having traded lower for the most of the session.
News that UK manufacturing suffered the largest fall for nearly three years was shrugged off.
The FTSE 100 gained 9.52 points to 6,166.17.
Travel company Tui was another faller within the top flight, down 1.5% after results.
It reported a half-year loss of €236.9m (£186m), up from last year's €283.1m loss.
Tui, which owns First Choice and Thomson, is selling various bits of the business. It is planning to sell its outdoor package provider in the UK and last month said it would sell Hotelbeds Group for €1.2bn.
William Hill shares were a 250 faller, down by 5% after a trading update repeated the message of difficult trading conditions and too many winners at this year's Cheltenham Festival and in European football.