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
16.92
(+0.42)
ZAR/GBP
21.73
(+0.81)
ZAR/EUR
19.83
(+0.26)
ZAR/AUD
12.03
(+0.39)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(+0.83)
Gold
1891.30
(+0.50)
Silver
24.05
(+1.33)
Platinum
884.00
(+0.45)
Brent Crude
42.88
(+1.08)
Palladium
2322.99
(+3.40)
All Share
54506.88
(-0.39)
Top 40
50319.94
(-0.51)
Financial 15
10003.88
(+0.72)
Industrial 25
73358.17
(-0.86)
Resource 10
54053.58
(-0.58)
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