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Europe: Stocks open lower


[LONDON] European stock markets slid in opening deals on Monday after earlier losses in Asia.

In initial trade, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies dropped 0.3 per cent to 6,350.17 points, compared with the closing level on Friday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index declined 0.5 per cent to 13,273.40 points and the Paris CAC 40 shed 0.6 per cent to stand at 5,562.40.

Asian equities also fell Monday as vaccine hopes were overshadowed by a pick-up in Covid-19 infections around the world.


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