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European stocks dip at open; London FTSE down 0.05%

Europe's main stock markets weakened at the open on Thursday, with London's FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.05 percent at 6,356.16 points.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index fell 0.18 percent to 7,697.89 points and in Paris the CAC 40 reversed 0.15 percent to 3,693.12.