European stocks steady at open

Europe's main stock markets were stable at the start of trading Thursday after sliding a day earlier on eurozone tensions caused by the terms of the Cyprus bailout deal.

At the open, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index was flat at 6,387.14 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 edged up 0.03 percent to 7,791.14 points and in Paris the CAC 40 dipped 0.02 percent to 3,710.99.