European stocks firm at open

The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt January 26, 2018. — Reuters pic
The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt January 26, 2018. — Reuters pic

LONDON, April 16 — Europe’s main stock markets firmed in opening trade today.

In initial deals, London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies rose around 0.2 per cent to stand at 7,448.01 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index added about 0.1 per cent to 12,026.74 points while the Paris CAC 40 nudged marginally higher to reach 5,510.72 compared with yesterday’s closing level. — AFP