European shares fall as Greek stocks slide

martes 5 de mayo de 2015 09:38 GYT

* Athens' ATG index down 4.4 pct worries over debt

* FTSEurofirst 300 falls, DAX down over 1 pct

* U.S. trade deficit rises

* UBS rises after profits almost double

* Asset performance in 2015:

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday as renewed worries over Greece weighed on the region's stock markets.

Athens' benchmark ATG equity index fell 4.4 percent on concern over a deadlock in Greece's attempts to make a deal with its international creditors.

Greece stepped up diplomatic efforts with its euro zone partners on Tuesday to avoid running out of money this month, when it must make a big debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as cash reserves dry up.   Continuación...