European stocks climb at open, before rate calls

Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Thursday, as traders awaited the the year's final monetary policy decisions from the ECB and Bank of England.

London's FTSE 100 index of top companies edged up 0.03 percent to 5,893.70 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index climbed 0.20 percent to 7,469.54 points and in Paris the CAC 40 gained 0.34 percent to 3,602.88.

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