European stock markets jump at open

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London  - European stocks opened higher on Monday, with London up 1.0% as rallying oil prices lifted shares across the commodities sector and as a sliding pound boosted exporters.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index jumped 1.0% to 7 176.92 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 added 0.5% to 11 591.59 points and the Paris CAC 40 also gained 0.5% to 5 130.38.

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