European stock markets fall at open

London: Europe’s leading stock markets dropped at the open on Friday, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.1 percent at 7,503.72 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index shed 0.6 percent to 12,418.26 points and the CAC 40 in Paris lost 0.1 percent to 5,470.80, compared with the closing levels on Thursday.