European stocks stable at open

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 index down just 0.06 percent at 6,826.49 points.

Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 added 0.10 percent to 9,708.50 points and in Paris the CAC 40 was down a marginal 0.01 percent at 4,414.11, compared with Tuesday's closing values.