European shares dip as Athens angst fails to abate

jueves 28 de mayo de 2015 12:33 GYT

* Athens' ATG falls 1.7 pct, underperforms FTSEurofirst 300

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By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - European shares retreated on Thursday, as lingering 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 closed down 1.7 percent, underperforming a 0.5 percent decline on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index. The ATG is up 1.4 percent since the start of 2015, compared with an 18 percent gain for the FTSEurofirst.   Continuación...