Paris (AFP)

The Paris Bourse progressed slowly (+ 0.26%) Friday at midday supported by the outlook for economic growth and central banks, but imprint of reserve before an American indicator.

Around 12:45 p.m. (10:45 a.m. GMT), the CAC 40 index gained 16.27 points to 6,181.77 points the day after an increase of 0.57%.

The publication of disappointing industrial production figures in Europe was not an incentive to take big risks before the weekend.

Industrial production fell 4.7% over one month in February in France and fell in February for the second consecutive time in Germany (-1.6%) after eight months of increase, clearly disappointing analysts' expectations.

Investors will especially scrutinize industrial producer prices in March in the United States, an advanced measure of inflationary pressures.

"These producer prices should be important on the orientation of the US bond market, which remains very sensitive to the slightest indication of a rebound in inflation, whether temporary or lasting", explains Christian Parisot, analyst at Aurel BGC .

The inflationary risk has animated the trading rooms lately even if the American and European central banks believe that the rise in prices will only be temporary.

In China, inflation made a comeback last month for the first time since the start of the year, as producer prices posted their biggest increase in nearly three years.

Faced with the optimism shared by economists about an acceleration for growth, the week could be positive for the Parisian market.

"Investors continue to be turned towards an imminent reopening of the economy with an ever-present support from central banks which will in its wake create a multitude of jobs," according to a note from Saxo Bank.

Airbus in shape

The European aircraft manufacturer recorded 28 new orders for commercial aircraft and delivered 72 aircraft in March, resuming a pace of deliveries similar to the same period two years ago.

Around 11:50 GMT, the Airbus title rose 2.10% to 102.88 euros.

Tech driven by its American peers

Wolrdline (+ 1.50% to 73.28 euros) and Atos (+ 1.76% to 60.02 euros) were pulled by the American technology sector which led Wall Street to the rise on Thursday.

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