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LONDON, Dec 21 AFP

December 21 2012, 7:18PM

Europe's main stock markets slid in opening deals on Friday, with London's FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.41 per cent at 5,933.97 points.

Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index fell 0.52 per cent to 7,632.41 points and in Paris the CAC 40 recoiled 0.47 per cent to 3,649.33.