Unease over Greece pegs back European shares

miércoles 11 de febrero de 2015 11:15 GYT
 

* Greek shares surrender some of Tuesday's gains

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct

* Capital concerns weigh on UniCredit

By Blaise Robinson and Sudip Kar-Gupta

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, while a fall in UniCredit weighed on bank stocks.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed for a showdown 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.

National Bank of Greece dropped 9.6 percent and Bank of Piraeus shed 4.7 percent, helping drag Athens' benchmark ATG equity index 4.2 percent lower following an 8 percent rise on Tuesday.

Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.3 percent.

Banking stocks were also affected by UniCredit, whose shares fell even though it met its full-year profit target, as investors focused on a slight weakening in its core capital.   Continuación...