GLOBAL MARKETS-Greek bailout jitters push stock markets off highs

February 20, 2015 9:31 AM

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LONDON Feb 20 (Reuters) - World stocks eased off five-month highs on Friday and the euro fell before a European finance ministers' meeting that could potentially cut Greece adrift and set it on the path to exiting the euro zone.

European equity markets opened a touch higher however , focusing on continued signs of economic improvement across the euro bloc, as data showed robust private sector growth in France and Germany.

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