The TSX was higher, rising 45.78 points to 12,198.88 in mid-morning trading on Friday. The Dow was up 117.41 to 12,954.30, while NASDAQ gained 32.36 to 2,958.91.
European finance ministers failed to finalize the details of a debt-reduction package for Greece before the close of their meeting Wednesday. The officials had been expected to agree to release the funds for Greece so it would be able to make payments due in December.
The price of gold rose US$18.89 to US$1,748.64 an ounce, while silver eased US$0.56 to U$33.89 an ounce.