LONDON Nov 14 European stocks eased on
Wednesday, failing to hold the previous day's gains as
anti-austerity strikes across southern Europe and a lack of
resolution on Greek debt put the euro zone crisis back in the
The FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.3 percent at
1,096.06 points by 0809 GMT, eating away at Tuesday's 0.4
percent rise which was its first daily gain in four sessions.
"The failure to sustain any momentum to the upside suggests
there is a buyers' strike and they are staying on the sidelines,
waiting for a resolution either in Greece or in the U.S.," said
Ioan Smith, strategist at Knight Capital.