European stock markets climb at open

London - European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday following gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.4% to 7 046.14 points compared with the close on Tuesday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index advanced 0.4% to 11 355.80 points and the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 4 998.14.

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