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Positive start for European markets
(12-31 17:05)

Europe's main stock markets gained Tuesday in low-volume deals before the new year break. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index opened up 0.10 percent to 6,738.25 points.
In Paris, the CAC 40 won 0.12 percent to 4,281.02 points on the last trading day for both the British and French bourses before closing on New Year's Day.
On its final trading day of 2013, Frankfurt's DAX 30 fell 0.39 percent on Monday to finish at 9,552.16 points, after striking a new historic intra-day high.
Over the course of 2013, Frankfurt stocks soared by a staggering 25.5 percent, boosted by optimism over the US economy after the Federal Reserve decided to scale back its stimulus policy.
The British and French stock markets are on course to register impressive annual gains of about 15 percent, aided also by the brightening global economic outlook and low interest rates.—AFP

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