Greek nerves push European shares off 7-1/2-year high

lunes 23 de marzo de 2015 07:13 GYT
 

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.9 pct, after gaining 0.8 pct on Friday

* Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina

* European exporters getting expensive -JPMorgan

By Blaise Robinson

PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) - European shares slipped from multi-year highs on Monday, as a new bout of worries concerning Greece led investors to book profits on the market's solid start to 2015.

Shares in Pirelli outperformed, rising 2.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the Italian tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro ($7.66 billion) deal.

The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned ChemChina take over the world's fifth-largest tyre maker and one of the symbols of Italy's manufacturing industry.

Traders said lingering uncertainty over Greece pegged back European stock markets on Monday.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in his first official visit to Berlin on Monday, amid a standoff between Athens and its creditors.   Continuación...