European stocks drop at open

17th January, 2019 11:12:20 printer

LONDON: European stock markets slid at the open Thursday after the UK government narrowly survived a no-confidence vote and as US-China trade tensions resurfaced.

London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.4 percent to 6,832.74 points while the pound was also down, reports AFP.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index shed 0.7 percent to 10,852.50 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.6 percent to 4,782.63.