London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.3 percent

LONDON (AFP) - Europe’s leading stock markets rose at the open Wednesday following gains across much of Asia.

London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed 0.3 percent to 7,290.04 points.

In the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX index won 0.1 percent to 15,944.27 points and the Paris CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 7,065.94.