Europe: Equities mainly climb at open

[LONDON] European stock markets mostly rose in opening deals on Friday, after another bright performance in Asia.

In initial trade, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip firms weakened 0.2 per cent to 7,255.83 points compared with Thursday's closing level.

In the eurozone, the Paris benchmark CAC 40 index firmed 0.1 per cent to 5,595.92 and Frankfurt's DAX 30 advanced 0.3 per cent at 12,161.66 points.

AFP

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