European Stock Markets Slide at Open, London Down 1.6%

European stocks slid at the open Friday, with EU leaders divided over the size of a financial rescue package to stimulate the bloc's economy left battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

London shed 1.6 percent, Frankfurt tumbled 2.0 percent, Paris retreated 1.5 percent, Milan lost 1.7 percent and Madrid 1.8 percent.

Source: Agence France Presse

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