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Europe: Equities dip at open

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European stock markets fell at the open on Friday as dealers awaited vital non-farm payrolls data in the United States.

[LONDON] European stock markets fell at the open on Friday as dealers awaited vital non-farm payrolls data in the United States.

In initial deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index handed back 0.2 percent to stand at 7,591.03 points, compared with the closing level on Thursday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost 0.1 per cent to 12,614.05 points and the Paris CAC 40 also shed 0.1 per cent to reach 5,613.43.

AFP