PARIS, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- French shares edged up on Friday with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 0.54 percent, or 24.57 points, to close at 4,594.24 points.
A total of 27 of the 40 selected large companies gained in the day.
French multinational construction materials corporation Compagnie de Saint-Gobain advanced 4.69 percent, the top gainer of the blue chips. French multinational defense company Safran rose 3.38 percent and French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total SE gained 2.75 percent.
French payment and transactional services company Worldline lost 2.36 percent. French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics edged down 1.47 percent. French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom SA went down by 1.43 percent.