BERLIN, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- German shares were almost unchanged at the start of trading on Friday, with the benchmark DAX index growing 35.44 points, or 0.23 percent, opening at 15,508.0 points.
The biggest winner among Germany's 40 largest listed companies was automotive distributor Porsche Holding, increasing by 2.57 percent, followed by carmaker Volkswagen with 2.22 percent and software company SAP with 1.80 percent.
Shares of Deutsche Telekom fell by 0.85 percent. The German telecommunications giant was the biggest loser at the start of trading on Friday.
The yield on German ten-year bonds declined 0.0040 percentage points to minus 0.0930 percent and the euro was trading almost unchanged at 1.1628 U.S. dollars, increasing by 0.01 percent on Friday morning.