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Europe's main stock markets fell once more at the start of trading on Wednesday but losses were far less acute than the previous session.

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets fell once more at the start of trading on Wednesday but losses were far less acute than the previous session.

London's FTSE 100 benchmark index dipped 0.2 per cent to 5,954.8 points compared with Tuesday's close.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index dropped 0.2 per cent to 9,396.5 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.1 per cent to 4,232.5.

World stock markets had tumbled Tuesday, led by Europe with Frankfurt losing 1.6 per cent, following poorly-received global economic data and a drop in oil prices.

Asian stocks further fuelled the downward trend Wedneseday, with a resurgent yen sucking the air out of the Japanese market.

AFP

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