European stocks open down after Paris attacks

PARIS (AFP) - The Paris stock market sank on Monday (Nov 16) in the first trading since devastating terror attacks on the French capital, with travel and leisure companies hit by demand worries, dealers said.

In opening deals, the CAC 40 index of top French companies dived 1.1 per cent to 4,756.92 points, before pulling back slightly.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 slid 0.93 per cent to open at 10,609.14 points compared with Friday's close.

In initial deals, London's FTSE 100 fell 0.61 per cent to 6,080.83 points.