European stock markets slide further at open

London - European stocks slid further at the start of trading on Thursday following sharp losses the previous session.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index lost 0.8% to 6 868.19 points, having slumped 1.4% on Wednesday.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 1.3% at 11 053.58 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.9% to 4 898.35.

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