Greek banks extend slide to peg back European shares

miércoles 28 de enero de 2015 08:53 GYT
 

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By Alistair Smout and Blaise Robinson

LONDON/PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Wednesday, with Greek stocks extending the sell-off sparked by anti-bailout party Syriza's victory in Sunday's election.

The Greek banking index was down over 20 percent on Wednesday, hitting a record low. It has plummeted 98.6 percent since late 2009, before Europe's sovereign debt crisis started.

Traders said local investors feared the new government's anti-austerity stance would make negotiations with the euro zone on a new aid deal difficult and jeopardise liquidity.

The combined value of the top four Greek listed banks, Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, National Bank of Greece , Eurobank Ergasias fell to about 12 billion euros ($13.6 billion).   Continuación...