Euro zone shares sink after Greeks vote 'No'

lunes 6 de julio de 2015 04:23 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 1.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 1.7 pct

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By Atul Prakash

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - The euro zone's blue-chip share index fell 1.7 percent on Monday after Greek voters rejected austerity measures demanded in return for a debt deal, raising concerns about the country's possible exit from the euro zone.

Banks were the worst hit, with the Euro STOXX banks index down 2.1 percent.

Italy's Unicredit and Intesa Sanpaolo both were down more than 3 percent. Spain's Santander, France's Societe Generale and Germany's Deutsche Bank all fell about 2.5 percent.

The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 1.7 percent by 0803 GMT after setting a five-month low, while the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 1.2 percent.

However, Monday's fall was not as strong as some had expected, considering markets had been betting on a rapid resolution of the crisis going into the weekend.   Continuación...