European stock markets rise at open

European stock markets riseEurope`s main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Tuesday, extending a surge on Monday.

London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index opened 0.32-percent higher at 6,762.64 points and Frankfurt`s DAX 30 gained 0.33 percent to 9,276.19 points.

The CAC 40 index in Paris advanced 0.31 percent to stand at 4,243.83 compared with Monday`s close.

European stock markets had rebounded sharply on Monday on easing investor concerns over the unrest in east Ukraine and Iraq.

Tokyo`s Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.83 percent on Tuesday thanks to weakness of the yen which boosts Japanese companies` exports, and after Wall Street had rebounded on Monday, traders said.--PTI




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