European shares dip as uncertainty over Greece lingers

jueves 28 de mayo de 2015 06:35 GYT
 

* Athens' ATG falls 1.1 pct, underperforms FTSEurofirst 300

* Tech shares outperform on fresh M&A activity

* Europe bourses in 2015: link.reuters.com/pap87v

* Asset performance in 2015: link.reuters.com/gap87v

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - European shares slipped lower on Thursday, as lingering uncertainty over Greece's debt problems pegged back the region's stock markets.

European equities had rallied on Wednesday on reports of a staff-level agreement between Greece and its creditors but German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble later said there was not much progress in the talks.

Athens' benchmark ATG equity index was down 1.1 percent, underperforming a 0.3 percent fall on the broader, pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index. The ATG is up around 2 percent since the start of 2015, less than an 18 percent gain on the FTSEurofirst 300.

Desperate to receive more funds before it runs out of cash, the government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has alternated between lashing out at the creditors, especially the International Monetary Fund, and declaring that a deal is just around the corner.   Continuación...