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Europe: Stocks steady as London reopens

European shares fell on Thursday following two sessions of gains, with sentiment depressed by continued weakness in oil prices, which briefly dipped below the key $30 level, and worries over global economic growth.

[LONDON] European stock markets steadied at the open on Tuesday, as London reopened in muted trade after the Christmas holiday.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped almost 0.1 per cent to 6,249.1 points compared with the close of its last trading day on Thursday.

Elsewhere, the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.7 per cent to 4,648.8 and Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.85 per cent to 10,745 points. Both key eurozone indices had already reopened with slight losses on Monday following the festive break.


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