RBS leads FTSE higher as Scots vote to stay with Britain

LONDON - London equity indexes rose on Friday, led by Royal Bank of Scotland, after Scottish voters rejected independence, prompting a relief rally from investors who had been concerned the United Kingdom might break up.

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