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Europe: Stock markets dip at open

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Europe's stock markets fell at the start of trade on Wednesday after earlier losses in Asia and with Wall Street shut for the Independence Day holiday.

[LONDON] Europe's stock markets fell at the start of trade on Wednesday after earlier losses in Asia and with Wall Street shut for the Independence Day holiday.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies was 0.3 per cent lower at 7,570.25 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 declined 0.2 per cent at 12,323.75 points and the Paris CAC 40 fell almost 0.1 per cent to 5,313.96, compared with the closing levels on Tuesday.

AFP

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