Europe stocks dip; Greek shares extend retreat

miércoles 28 de enero de 2015 05:46 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, adds to previous day's losses

* Roche falls as dividend rise disappoints

* Greek stocks down 10 percent since start of week

* Investment inflows expected as European earnings recover

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - European shares dipped in early trading on Wednesday, with Greek stocks extending their sell-off sparked by the victory of leftwing Syriza party in Sunday's election.

Shares of Greek utility PPC and Greece's biggest port, Piraeus Port Authority, fell by 6.6 and 8.3 percent respectively after the new government said it would freeze privatisation plans.

One of the first decisions announced by the Syriza government was stopping the planned sale of a 67-percent stake in Piraeus Port Authority. Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis also told Greek television earlier that the Syriza government would halt plans to privatise PPC.

Athens's ATG index was down 3.6 percent, losing 10.1 percent since the start of the week.   Continuación...