The FTSE 100 was recently up 1.21% at 6,792.16, led by miners Anglo American and Antofagasta.
The Dax was up 0.86% at 10,364.79 despite a weak performance in weekend elections in the city state of Berlin for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, and gains for the anti-immigration Alternative fuer Deutschland party. The center-Left Social Democrats won the elections. In Paris the Cac 40 was up 1.32% at 4,389.75.
U.S. futures were up, with the Dow Jones mini up 0.45% and the S&P 500 mini gaining 0.43%.
Oil rose after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said after a summit that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC countries to curb output was close. He said officials had held a long meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was over the weekend quoted as saying he supports any move to stabilize the oil market. West Texas intermediate was recently up 1.51% at $43.68 a barrel.
Apple suppliers rose on positive analysts' commentary about the group's iPhone 7 launch. Apple itself said on Thursday that its costlier iPhone 7-Plus device and the iPhone 7 in jet black wouldn't initially be available to walk-in customers after the products sold out.
Imagination Technologies rose 2% in London, and Infineon in Frankfurt and STMicroelectronics (STM - Get Report) in Paris were both up well over 1%. Dialog Semiconductor was recently up 1.2% in Frankfurt.
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Insurance technology specialist Watchstone fell 14% in London after it restated first-half results and said it doesn't believe Australia's Slater & Gordon has grounds for its just-announced law suit over Watchstone's £673 million ($878 million) sale last year of its professional services division. That sale led to steep write-downs at the buyer and prompted a debt restructuring.
Outsourcing company Mitie fell 26% in London after it warned of lower operating profit this year because of "significant economic pressures" in the U.K., including the country's Brexit vote.
Also in the U.K. the Rightmove House Price Index showed house prices rose by 0.7% in the month to Sept. 19 after declining 1.2% in the previous month.
Meanwhile, U.K. banks including Barclays (BCS) and HSBC (HSBC) were up even after Bundesbank head Jens Weidmann said British institutions would lose their passporting rights to sell their products across the EU if Britain was no longer part of the single market after Brexit.
And broker WH Ireland was up more than 12% after it said Kuwaiti European Holdings was looking to buy a stake.