FTSE 100 recovers some of Friday's losses
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(Close): London's leading share index recovered some of Friday's heavy fall, with mining stocks leading the way.
China's stimulus plan buoyed stocks, offsetting fears about Greece, which led to Friday's 1.3% FTSE 100 fall.
Ashtead, up 2.88%, was the index's big gainer after Barclays tipped the stock.
Another big mover was InterContinental Hotels, 2.35% higher on speculative chatter about a merger deal.
Outside the 100 top companies, oilfield services provider Petrofac extended recent losses to finish down 10%.
Petrofac said it would incur an additional £130m loss this year on its Laggan-Tormore gas plant project in the Shetland Islands.