London equities closed higher Friday on upbeat US data but sentiment remained fragile as investors worried that Greece could be heading for a potentially disastrous default.
CRH was the top blue-chip performer, rising 5.25 percent -- or 67 pence -- to close at 1343, followed by Vedanta which rose 4.54 percent -- 57 pence -- to 1312.
Ashmore Group was the worst performer, seeing shares slip 1.88 percent -- or 7.50 pence -- to stand at 390.6, followed by G4S, which dipped 1.44 percent -- or 4.10 pence -- at 280.1.
On the currency markets, the pound was worth $1.5817 at 17:04 GMT, up from $1.5800 at the same time on Thursday, while it stood at 1.2029 euros, down from 1.2033 over the same period.
Source: AFP European Edition