Euro stocks see worst day since 2011 as Greek crisis worsens

lunes 29 de junio de 2015 04:16 GYT
 

* Athens market shut as Greece imposes capital controls

* Euro STOXX set for worst one-day fall since late 2011

* Bank stocks slump, Euro STOXX Volatility index rises

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

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

By Sudip Kar-Gupta

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - European stock markets slid lower on Monday, with southern European banks hit particularly hard, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls.

Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Portugal's PSI-20 indices all sank around 4 percent. So did the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index, its worst one-day percentage loss since late 2011. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 2.7 percent.

Greece faces defaulting on 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) of loans from the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. After talks with Greece's lenders broke down at the weekend, the European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks. Athens was forced to shut the banks to keep them from collapsing.   Continuación...