European share prices are up higher in midday trading Friday.
London's Financial Times index is up six points at 5,063.
The CAC-40 in Paris is up 25 points to 4,030, while the DAX in Frankfurt is up 15 points at 4,384.
The S&P futures contract is up two points at 1,203.
Tokyo's Nikkei index closed up 77 points at 11,660, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 120 points to end at 14,088.
The price of gold in London is down slightly at 426.55.
The dollar in London is mixed against other major currencies.