European stock markets climb at open

London: European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index climbing 0.3 percent to 7,631.64 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index gained 0.3 percent to 12,400.27 points compared with Tuesday’s close, while the Paris CAC 40 won 0.2 percent to 5,414.75.