European stock markets mixed at open

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European stock markets diverged at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London edging lower, but Frankfurt and Paris showing slender gains.

The British capital's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies shed 0.3 percent to 6,089.91 points, compared with the closing level on Tuesday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index rose 0.1 percent to 13,233.62 points and the Paris CAC 40 climbed 0.2 percent to 5,075.98.

ZAR/USD
17.08
(-1.15)
ZAR/GBP
21.77
(-0.85)
ZAR/EUR
19.89
(-0.74)
ZAR/AUD
12.02
(-0.77)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-1.00)
Gold
1860.40
(-0.30)
Silver
22.81
(-1.57)
Platinum
838.00
(-1.00)
Brent Crude
42.26
(+0.47)
Palladium
2203.50
(-0.66)
All Share
53271.42
(-1.80)
Top 40
49255.50
(-1.74)
Financial 15
9428.73
(-1.66)
Industrial 25
72427.20
(-2.43)
Resource 10
53043.05
(-0.87)
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