Vodafone leads FTSE 100 higher
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(Close): Vodafone was the star performer on the FTSE 100 in Friday trading, adding 4.64%, as the benchmark index made modest gains.
On Tuesday, the mobile phone operator reported a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in almost three years on increased demand for 4G services.
Overall, the FTSE 100 was up 18.25 points or 0.26% at 7,031.72.
Other major winners were Travis Perkins and Dixons Carphone.
British Airways owner IAG topped the losers' list, shedding 2.08%, after a renewed rise in crude oil prices hit travel-related businesses.