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European stocks diverge at open; London FTSE loses 0.24%

Europe's main stock markets diverged at the open on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.24 percent at 6,322.90 points.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index rose 0.24 percent to 7,678.48 points and in Paris the CAC 40 added just 0.13 percent to 3,691.52.