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European stock markets steady at open

Europe's main stock markets were steady at the start of trading on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up fractionally to 6,811.42 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 dipped a couple of points to 10,750.19 and the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.1 percent to 4,722.16 points.