REFILE-European shares fall as Greece delays payment; eyes on payrolls

viernes 5 de junio de 2015 04:05 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1 pct, Greece's ATG down 3.1 pct

* FTSEurofirst eyes steepest weekly loss of 2015

* Greece delays IMF payment; eyes on NFPs as yields rise

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - European shares traded lower on Friday, setting a regional index on course for its steepest weekly fall so far this year, after Greece delayed a debt payment and as caution prevailed before U.S. employment data.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 1 percent at 1,543.66 points at 0759 GMT. Greece's Athex General Composite index was down 3.1 percent.

Greece delayed the payment to the International Monetary Fund, due on Friday, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras demanded changes to tough terms from international creditors for aid to stave off default.

The FTSEurofirst is down 4.6 percent since the start of the week, setting it on course for its biggest weekly fall since December against a volatile market backdrop in which yields on German Bunds rose to eight-month highs on Thursday and the euro has yo-yoed against the dollar.   Continuación...