US STOCKS-Wall St dips as investors eye Greece and Ukraine talks

miércoles 11 de febrero de 2015 14:55 GYT

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By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors worried about how much risk they should take on while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with euro zone finance ministers on Wednesday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal to extend an international bailout.

The meeting included discussion of what could constitute a "bridge agreement" for Greece once its bailout expires on Feb. 28, a Greek government official told Reuters. But the chairman of the meeting, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, had said ahead of the meeting that talks will likely be inconclusive.

Adding to the market's uncertainty, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting.   Continuación...