US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as Greece worries resurface

miércoles 24 de junio de 2015 08:52 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

June 24 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open lower on Wednesday after a setback in Greece's debt talks even as data showed that the U.S. economy's first-quarter contraction was smaller than earlier thought.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attacked the stance of "certain" creditors as "strange" because they rejected proposals presented by Athens to bridge a budget gap, a government official said without referring to specific proposals or which of the three institutions Tsipras was blaming for the deadlock.

Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers at 1300 p.m. ET (1700 GMT).

Greece needs fresh funds to avoid defaulting on a $1.8 billion debt repayment to the IMF on June 30.   Continuación...