European shares helped by rise in utilities, oils; Athens drops

miércoles 27 de abril de 2016 10:38 GYT

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* FTSEurofirst 300 edges up in choppy trade

* Greek stock market down almost 3 pct

* Oils, utilities top sectoral gainers

* Munich Re drops after warning

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Danilo Masoni

LONDON/MILAN, April 27 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher on Wednesday helped by gains among utilities and energy stocks, while Greek equities lost ground after euro zone officials delayed a meeting on the country's bailout.

Greece's benchmark ATG equity index fell 2.8 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the region.

The Athens market fell after the Eurogroup said 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.   Continuación...