European markets inch higher at open

London - Europe's main stock markets climbed at the start of trading on Friday underpinned by gains in Asia and Wall Street as traders around the world welcomed a historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea.

The London FTSE index inched 0.1% higher to 7 429.89 points while the German DAX index climbed 0.75% to 12 593.17 points as German Chancellor Angela Merkel headed to Washington to meet Donald Trump.

The French CAC index meanwhile edged 0.1% up to 5 499.77 points.

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