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European stock markets climb at open

Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.4 percent to 6,867.27 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.4 percent to 10,814.39 points and the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.4 percent to 4,757.01.