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European stocks rally at open

Europe's main stock markets opened with strong gains on Wednesday following rallies across Asia and on Wall Street, with indices lifted by better-than-expected company earnings and Chinese growth data. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index grew 0.78 percent to stand at 6,592.45 points compared with Tuesday's close. Frankfurt's DAX 30 advanced 0.85 percent to 9,252.30 points and in Paris the CAC 40 jumped 1.02 percent to 4,389.75. burs-bcp/hd

Carrefour to revive Brazil e-commerce business: CEO

By Dominique Vidalon PARIS (Reuters) - Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, plans to revive its e-commerce operations in Brazil this year after shutting the business down in 2012 as part of a broader group restructuring. Chief Executive Georges Plassat revealed the plan at the annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. He also told investors that Carrefour wanted to boost its local profile in Brazil, its second-largest market after France and an emerging country it has earmarked for expansion.

European stocks dip at open; London FTSE loses 0.45%

Europe's main stock markets fell in initial deals on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.45 percent at 6,532.44 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 slid 0.71 percent to 9,248.86 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 index shed 0.46 percent to stand at 4,345.82. burs-rfj/yad

European stocks slide at open after Wall Street plunge

Europe's stock markets sank in opening deals on Friday, as investors took flight after heavy losses elsewhere on new fears over the technology sector, dealers said. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.76 percent at 6,691.30 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 1.1 percent to 9,351.20 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 index dropped 0.78 percent to 4,378.95. New York stocks plunged Thursday on resurgent investor worries that the technology sector was overvalued, dealers said.

European stocks close mixed

Europe's main stock market indices closed mixed on Thursday after a choppy trading session, with London's FTSE 100 eking out a 0.10 percent gain to to 6,641.97 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 was down 0.66 percent to 4,413.49 points, while the DAX 30 in Frankfurt lost 0.55 percent to 9,454.54 points. bur-rl/ric/rmb

European stocks climb at open; London FTSE up 0.32%

Europe's main stock markets rose in initial deals on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.32 percent at 6,656.60 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 increased by 0.53 percent to 9,556.70 points, and in Paris the CAC 40 index won 0.34 percent to stand at 4,457.78. burs-rfj/hd

European stocks close up

Europe's main stock market indices closed up on Wednesday, with London's FTSE 100 climbing 0.68 percent to 6,635.61 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.40 percent to 4,442.68 points, while the DAX 30 in Frankfurt tacked on 0.16 percent to 9,506.35 points. bur-rl/

European stocks close down

Europe's main stock market indices closed down on Tuesday, with London's FTSE 100 dropping 0.49 percent to 6,590.69 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 shed 0.25 percent to 4,424.83 points, while the DAX 30 in Frankfurt gave up 0.21 percent to 9,490.79 points. bur-rl/cc

European stocks steady at open

Europe's main stock markets opened steadily at the start of trading on Tuesday after the previous day's slump and as investors looked ahead to the release of British manufacturing data. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.01 percent to 6,622.23 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 index grew 0.18 percent to 4,444.02 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.15 percent to stand at 9,525.07 compared with Monday's closing values.

European stocks close down sharply

Europe's main stock market indices closed down on Monday, with London's FTSE 100 dropping 1.09 percent to 6,622.84 points. In Paris, the CAC 40 fell 1.08 percent to 4,436.08 points, while the DAX 30 in Frankfurt shed 1.91 percent to 9,510.85 points. bur-rl/ric
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