European stock markets rise at open

London: European stock markets advanced at the start of trading on Thursday.

London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed nearly 0.6 percent to 7,043.17 points compared with the close on Wednesday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index added 0.7 percent to 11,377.21 points and the Paris CAC 40 won 0.9 percent to 5,026.66.