Frankfurt / Main (AP) - The Dax has started after a weak October start with slight losses in the new trading week. The German leading index fell in the morning by 0.26 percent to 11,981.06 points. For example, German industrial orders fell further in August.

The MDax, which includes medium-sized German stocks, fell 0.12 percent to 25,502.29 points. The Eurozone leading index EuroStoxx 50 also fell slightly.