European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday, taking a cue from weaker Asia markets, where Japanese stocks sank 2.6% as investors took profits on recent gains and the yen climbed against the dollar. A batch of U.S. data, including consumer prices and earnings from majors such as Goldman Sachs Inc., were keeping investors on edge. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.1% to 285.60, weighed by banks and mining stocks with BHP Billiton PLC off nearly a full percent and Credit Agricole SA down over 3%. The German DAX 30 index eased slightly to 7,666.81, the French CAC 40 index was flat at 3,698.81 and the FTSE 100 index fell 0.2% to 6,102.35.
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