European stock markets rebound at open

London - Europe's main stock markets rebounded on Wednesday at the open as investors snapped up bargain shares, after recent heavy falls that were sparked by global growth worries.

Frankfurt's benchmark DAX 30 index of top companies won 2.37% to 9 674.61 points, with troubled German carmaker Volkswagen leaping 5.78% to €100.70.

Elsewhere, London's FTSE 100 index jumped 1.65% to 6 006.98 points and the Paris CAC 40 leapt 2.07% compared with Tuesday's close to 4 433.76.

The region's equities slid Tuesday on global growth jitters, adding to heavy losses at the start of the week, but Swiss mining giant Glencore's shares had rebounded on assurances of solvency.

In initial trade on Wednesday, Glencore saw its London shares gain another 6.55% to stand at 85.51 pence.

Glencore's share price collapsed by almost 30% on Monday, rocked by gloomy analyst comments and worries about slowing economic growth in key commodity consumer China.

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