Greek shares outpace European indexes on rescue extension hopes

martes 24 de febrero de 2015 05:21 GYT

* Athex up 6.2 pct, FTSEurofirst 300 flat

* Greek shares boosted by bailout extension prospects

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By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Greek shares outperformed flat European indexes on Tuesday after a list of proposed reforms submitted to international partners was received favourably by the European Commission.

Greece's Athex index, which reopened on Tuesday after a three-day weekend, surged 6.2 percent, hitting a 2-1/2 month high after the new government in Athens sent in a list of economic reforms that would pave the way for a four-month extension of its bailout.

"The list has been submitted so unless we get any negative comment on that, I don't see any other negative pushing the market down this morning," Mike Reuter, a trader at Tradition, said.

The broader pan-European FTSEuforirst 300 index was flat at 1,535.36 points at 0920 GMT after setting a fresh seven-year high at 1,537.12 points in early deals.   Continuación...