European stock markets diverge at open

Europe's main stock markets opened mixed on Monday, with London higher on solid share price gains for heavyweight miners, while Frankfurt and Paris dropped.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.1% to 7 639.9 points in initial deals.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 fell 0.3% to 12 969.51 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.3% to 5 584.3, compared with the closing levels on Friday.

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