European stock markets slide at open

May 31, 2019: European stocks tumbled at the open Friday, resuming a midweek slump, with investors spooked by fresh trade war concerns after US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on all Mexican imports.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 1.3 percent to 11,742.21 points and the Paris CAC 40 retreated 1.0 percent to 5,198.76.

Outside the Eurozone, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index lost 0.7 percent to 7,167.24 points, compared with Thursday's closing level.

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Posted on: 2019-05-31T13:14:00+05:00

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