European share prices are higher in midday trading Friday.
London's Financial Times index is up 32 points at 4,927.
The CAC-40 in Paris is 8 points higher at 4,075, and the DAX index in Frankfurt is up 25 points at 4,374.
The S&P futures contract is up 4 points, indicating a higher opening in New York. Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 55 points to finish at 11,724.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 26 points to end at 13,491.
The price of gold in London is 427 dollars, 45 cents an ounce -- down five cents from Thursday. The dollar in London is higher against other major currencies.