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Europe: Stocks dip at open

European stock markets rebounded at the start of trading on Tuesday after falling heavily towards the end of the previous session.

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trading on Wednesday, rebounding slightly from the previous day's commodity-driven losses.

London's FTSE 100 index gained almost 0.5 per cent to 6,162.9 points compared with Tuesday's close.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.4 per cent to 10,719.7 points and the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.3 per cent in value to open at 4,695.9.

The global commodities rout had sent world stock markets plunging on Tuesday, with mining companies under fierce pressure as Anglo American vowed to slash thousands of jobs.