Greek shares underperform sluggish European markets
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By Sudip Kar-Gupta
LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - European stocks slipped on Wednesday, weighed down by some weak corporate earnings, while the Greek market underperformed after euro zone officials delayed a meeting on the country's bailout.
Greece's benchmark ATG equity index fell 4 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the region.
The Athens market fell following the Eurogroup saying late on Tuesday that euro zone finance ministers would not meet on Thursday and needed more time to discuss two sets of Greek reforms that would unlock new loans.
The broader, pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which hit a three-month high last week, was down 0.2 percent, with markets held back by some frail-looking corporate results. Continuación...