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Europe: Stocks climb at open after festive break

[LONDON] European stock markets rose at the start of the trading on Friday following the festive break.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.3 per cent to 7,651.96 points, compared with the close on Tuesday.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index, trading for the first time since Monday, advanced 0.3 per cent to 13,342.87 points.

The Paris CAC 40 won 0.3 per cent to 6,047.24, compared with Tuesday's close.