European shares fall as debt woes hit Greek stocks

viernes 5 de junio de 2015 06:08 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1 pct, Greece's ATG down 4.7 pct

* FTSEurofirst eyes steepest weekly loss of 2015

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

* Europe bourses in 2015:

By Francesco Canepa

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - European shares dropped on Friday, setting a regional index on course for its steepest weekly fall so far this year as the Athens stock market slid after Greece delayed a debt payment.

Greece's benchmark Athex General Composite (ATG) index tumbled 4.7 percent, underperforming a 1 percent decline on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which was on track for its biggest weekly decline since December.

Switzerland's Syngenta was among the worst performers on the FTSEurofirst, retreating 2.8 percent on worries about regulatory hurdles for its deal with U.S. agrochemicals firm Monsanto.   Continuación...