The French market is rising in afternoon trading Monday, led by construction stocks, as firm cues from Asia and the previous session on Wall Street boosted sentiment.
Crude for November delivery is lower by $0.50 at $82.16 a barrel and December gold is losing $3.5 at $1341.8 an ounce.
In economic news, the country's manufacturing output remained stable in August on a monthly comparison after increasing 1.2% in July, the statistical office Insee said. The expected increase for August was 0.3%. At the same time, industrial output also remained flat, following a 0.8% rise in July. The latest figure was weaker than the expected 0.4% increase.
The CAC 40 opened at 3,763 and has remained in positive territory. The index is currently adding 0.16%.
Telecom equipment maker Alcatel Lucent is leading the gainers by adding 2.1%. Metal fabrication firmVallourec is rising 1.8%.
Building materials maker Saint-Gobain is rising 1.6%. Heavy construction firms Bouygues and Vinci are rising about 1.6% each.
Those witnessing notable upside include chipmaker STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric, grocery retailer Carrefour and luxury conglomerate LVMH.
Among banks, Natixis is adding 1.8% and Credit Agricole is rising 0.8%. Societe Generale and BNP Paribas are losing 0.25% and 0.33%, respectively.
Car manufacturer Renault is advancing 1.1%, while Peugeot is losing 0.7%.
EADS, the maker of Airbus, is retreating 2.2% and electric utility EDF is slipping 1.5%. Dairy products maker Danone is losing about 1%.
Elsewhere in Europe, the UK's FTSE 100 is rising 0.32% and the German DAX is adding 0.24%.