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European stocks to open mixed after Nice attacks


European stocks are expected to open mixed on Friday as investor sentiment was dampened by an attack in France in which a man drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 80 people.

London’s FTSE 100 is seen up 1 point at 6,655, Germany’s DAX index is expected to open 24 points higher at 10,092, while France’s CAC 40 index is seen down 5 points at 4,380.

Late on Thursday, a man drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, in the South of France, during Bastille Day celebrations, leaving at least 80 dead and around 18 in critical condition. The attacker was killed. French President Francois Hollande extended the state of emergency in France for another three months.

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