London (AFP) – London equities climbed at the start of trading on Friday following a rebound in Asia & gains on Wall Street.
The benchmark FTSE 100 index was up 0.52 percent to 6,848.28 points in early deals, compared with Thursday's closing values.
Tokyo stocks reversed losses in the previous session as investors took their cue from Wall Street, which shrugged off disappointing economic data.
p>The Nikkei-225 index, which fell 2.15 percent Thursday, added 416.49 points to complete up 2.88 percent at 14,865.67.
But Chinese shares dropped as concerns lingered over the health of the economy after an index showed Chinese manufacturing activity at a seven-month low.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.17 percent, or 25.09 points, to close at 2,113.69.
Elsewhere, in Europe, Frankfurt's DAX 30 advanced 0.48 percent to 9,665.08 points & the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.34 percent to stand at 4,370.17.
Investment & Company InformationFinanceWall StreetLondon