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Europe: Stock markets slide at open

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London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.5 per cent to 6,984.20 points at the open.

[LONDON] European stock markets slumped at the start of trading on Wednesday following fresh losses in Asia on economic fallout from the spreading coronavirus.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.5 per cent to 6,984.20 points at the open.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index retreated 1.0 per cent to 12,660.25 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.7 per cent to 5,641.02.

AFP