European shares dip as uncertainty over Greece continues

jueves 28 de mayo de 2015 10:26 GYT

* Athens' ATG falls 1.5 pct, underperforms FTSEurofirst 300

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

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

European equities had rallied on Wednesday on reports of a staff-level agreement between Greece and its creditors, until German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said not much progress had been made.

Athens' benchmark ATG equity index was down 1.5 percent, underperforming a 0.5 percent decline on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index. The ATG is up around 1.5 percent since the start of 2015, less than the 18 percent gain by the FTSEurofirst 300.

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