Agence France-PresseDecember 24, 2013 07:44
European stock markets eased at the start of shortened trading sessions on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.10 percent to 6,672.22 points.
In Paris, the CAC 40 shed 0.05 percent to 4,213.13 points compared with Monday's closing value.
Both indices were to end trading early afternoon ahead of the festive break.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 was shut on Tuesday, a day after closing up 0.94 percent at a record-high 9,488.82 points.
Business was being affected Tuesday also by storms across Britain and France.