European shares dip but no sign of alarm before Greece summit

martes 7 de julio de 2015 12:30 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 closes down 1.6 pct

* Euro STOXX 50 closes down 2.1 pct

* Technip slumps after restructuring news (Adds detail and comment, updates closing prices)

By Alistair Smout and Liisa Tuhkanen

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - European shares extended their losses on Tuesday as Greece launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from sceptical creditors at an emergency euro zone summit, billed as the last chance for Athens to cut a rescue deal.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were only days left to secure a deal, while Greek officials denied suggestions that Athens had not put forward new proposals for the emergency summit, held two days after Greek voters rejected conditions for a new bailout in a referendum.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 closed down 1.6 percent and the euro zone Euro STOXX 50 fell 2.1 percent, adding to Monday's 2.2 percent drop.

"I think what we're seeing is investors registering their disappointment with the Greeks and just abandoning equities as quickly as possible and heading towards the usual safe havens," said IG market analyst Chris Beauchamp.

France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals to restart financial aid talks, while the ECB kept a tight grip on funding to Greek banks.   Continuación...