Unease over Greece pegs back European shares

miércoles 11 de febrero de 2015 07:27 GYT
 

* Greek shares surrender some of Tuesday's gains

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Feb 11 (Reuters) - European shares slipped on Wednesday, with investors uneasy over how euro zone ministerial meetings on Greece's debt crisis will pan out.

National Bank of Greece dropped 9.4 percent, Bank of Piraeus shed 4.7 percent while Athens ATG equity index fell 3.2 percent, giving up ground following an 8 percent rise on the Athens market on Tuesday.

The Athens market lagged a 0.3 percent decline on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index.

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras comfortably won a confidence vote on cancelling its bailout programme before euro zone finance ministers meet later on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss how to proceed with financial support for the country.

EU leaders meet on the same issue on Thursday.

Jean-Louis Cussac, head of Paris-based Perceval Finance, said the lack of clarity over how the Greek situation would play out was causing some investors to hesitate over buying into European equities.   Continuación...