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European stocks steady at open; London FTSE slips 0.14%

Europe's main stock markets stabilised at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies down 0.14 percent to 6,330.47 points.

Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 gained 0.09 percent to 7,855.68 points and in Paris the CAC 40 added a marginal 0.02 percent to stand at 3,786.43.