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Europe: Stock retreat at open after Barcelona attacks

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets slid at the start of trading on Friday following the Barcelona attacks and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.6 per cent to 7,343.65 points compared with the close on Thursday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.8 per cent to 12,103.51 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.8 per cent to 5,103.47.

The Spanish IBEX 35 opened around 1.3 per cent lower.

AFP

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