LONDON – European stock markets moved lower at the open on Tuesday as investors waited for the German ZEW survey to indicate how optimistic economists are about the future in the euro zone's largest economy. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.2% to 333.86, on track to break a two-day winning run. John Wood Group PLC advanced 5.5% in London after a well-received earnings report. Shares of Industria de Diseno Textil SA, also known as Inditex , dropped 2.9% after Citigroup cut the fashion retailer to neutral from buy. Among country-specific indexes, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index fell 0.2% to 6,725.77, France's CAC 40 index dropped 0.2% to 4,327.96 and Germany's DAX 30 index slipped 0.1% to 9,644.71.
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