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Europe: Stock markets open brightly

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Europe's stock markets advanced at the open on Tuesday, fuelled by optimism over US-China trade talks and a provisional deal being struck to avoid another Washington shutdown.

[LONDON] Europe's stock markets advanced at the open on Tuesday, fuelled by optimism over US-China trade talks and a provisional deal being struck to avoid another Washington shutdown.

In initial trade, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip firms rose 0.4 per cent at 7,157.46 points.

In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 index won almost 0.8 per cent to 5,052.33 and Frankfurt's DAX 30 jumped nearly 1.0 per cent to 11,123.43 points, compared with Monday's closing levels.

AFP

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