Tuesday, March 31, 2015   

European equities open lower
(05-07 15:14)

Europe's main stock markets fell at the open on Wednesday following losses across Asia and on Wall Street.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies dropped 0.33 percent to stand at 6,775.94 points compared with Tuesday's closing level.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.50 percent to 9,418.50 points and in Paris the CAC 40 lost 0.31 percent to 4,414.39.
Asian stock markets closed lower on Wednesday with a stronger yen sending Tokyo tumbling after a long weekend, while Tuesday's sell-off on Wall Street and tensions in Ukraine added to downward pressure.
Investors were awaiting the congressional testimony of US Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen later in the day for clues about the state of the US economy.
European stock markets had fallen on Tuesday, pulled down by downbeat earnings in the financial sector and the Ukraine crisis. --AFP   
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