LONDON: Europe's leading stock markets rose further at the open on Friday, with London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares up 0.25 percent to 4,291.57 points.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 0.15 percent to 4,844.82 points and in Paris the CAC 40 edged up 0.05 percent to reach 3,195.85.
European stocks market had edged higher on Thursday after a key US indicator suggested that recovery in the world's leading economy could be taking hold, dealers said.
US stocks finished mostly higher Thursday as investors also weighed a proposed overhaul of the financial regulatory system.
Japanese shares closed 0.85 percent higher on Friday following the brighter economic data from the United States, traders said.