Stock markets in Europe have opened on a fairly solid note despite another sizeable 2.3 percent reverse on Japan's main index.
In early trading, the Stoxx 50 index of leading European shares was up 0.7 percent at 2,756. Investors will likely be nervous as a similarly steady opening on Tuesday soon turned sour and European markets had another big down day.
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