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LONDON, Nov 15 AFP

November 15 2012, 8:30PM

Europe's main stock markets have fallen at the start of trading.

London's FTSE 100 index of top companies was down 0.6 per cent at 5,687.59 points in early trade on Thursday.

In Paris the CAC 40 shed 0.63 per cent to 3,378.28 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 slipped 0.52 per cent to 7,064.99.