London: European stocks fell in initial deals on Monday after a technical glitch delayed the start of trading in several key markets.
London’s FTSE 100 index of leading shares opened down 0.11% at 4,088.33 points and Frankfurt’s DAX retreated 0.45% to 4,655.84.
In Paris, the CAC 40 shed 0.35% to 3,081.15 points after a delayed opening at 9:40am.
Stock markets in Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon also opened late due to technical problems. All, along with Paris, are operated by transatlantic financial markets group NYSE Euronext.
No explanation for the delay was immediately available.