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Europe: Stock markets fall further at open

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Europe's main stock markets dropped once more at the start of trading on Wednesday following another rout across Asia.

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets dropped once more at the start of trading on Wednesday following another rout across Asia.

London's FTSE 100 benchmark index of top blue-chip companies slipped 0.2 to 5,912.9 points compared with Tuesday's close.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index dropped 0.4 per cent to 9,541.5 points and the Paris CAC 40 nudged down almost 0.1 per cent to 4,282.4.

AFP