Greek shares fall, Europe slips as no deal seen in debt talks

lunes 16 de febrero de 2015 13:30 GYT

(Updates prices at settle; adds Greek official's comment)

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, just below 7-year high

* Low hopes for deal in Greece debt talks

* Shares in Bouygues up after says signs of buyer interest

By Francesco Canepa and Blaise Robinson

LONDON/PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Greek shares fell and pan-European indexes slipped on Monday as investors tempered their expectations that euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels would find common ground with Greece's new leftist government.

The currency bloc's finance ministers and the Greek government, elected last month on promises of ending austerity and onerous credit terms, met to discuss what the country is prepared to do to continue to get more loans from the euro zone.

But with a deadline looming in the form of the expiry of the current funding package on Feb. 28, there was little optimism among those who took part in preparatory talks since Friday.

The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares closed 0.1 percent lower at 1,502.10 points, just below a seven-year high touched during the session on Friday.   Continuación...