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Euro near six-month lows, Asian shares dip on Italy woes

Asian shares fell on Tuesday and the euro struggled near six-month lows as early elections loomed in Italy, although a revival in diplomatic talks with North Korea and a retreat in oil prices supported sentiment. European shares looked set to extend losses, spreadbetters showed, as investors feared Italy’s election campaign could focus on the country’s […]

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Italian political crisis sees risk appetite wither in Europe

Politics dominated markets on Monday, with risk appetite withering in Europe as Italy lurched toward fresh elections. The region’s shares and currency reversed early gains. Holidays in the US and UK also slowed trade. DUBLIN Traders complained that business in Dublin was “very, very quiet”, largely thanks to the closure of New York and London […]

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Italian politics dominate markets on a day when US and UK holidays slowed trade

Politics dominated markets on Monday, with risk appetite withering in Europe as Italy lurched toward fresh elections. The region’s shares and currency reversed early gains. Holidays in the US and UK also slowed trade. DUBLIN Traders complained that business in Dublin was “very very quiet”, largely thanks to the closure of New York and London […]

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Bank of Ireland attracts interest as markets generally flat

Borrowing costs and rising oil prices dampened any gains on the European and US markets in the final session of the week. The Iseq index closed marginally higher as markets prepared for a holiday weekend in the US and UK. Meanwhile, potential political turmoil in Spain and Italy rocked Europe’s markets. Dublin Traders said the […]

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European stocks fall as car shares skid

European stocks fell on Thursday as car industry shares came under pressure after the US launched an investigation into auto imports, while stocks were also weighed down by US president Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Dublin The Iseq market closed flat as decent gains for many stocks […]

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CRH surge gives concrete boost to Iseq

Where CRH goes, so too goes the Iseq. The Irish market has gained as much as 12 per cent from its lows in March, coming this week within 40 points of its February highs – which themselves had marked the Irish stock market’s highest level in more than a decade. The move had been fuelled […]

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Markets trend down as US-China trade talks hit obstacle

Global stocks sold off while investors raced for the safety of the Japanese yen and some government bonds on Wednesday as concerns rose that setbacks to US-China trade talks would undermine world economic growth. US president Donald Trump said trade discussions with China would need to be rerouted, saying the current track appeared “too hard […]

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Turkey’s lira plunges to new low as Japanese investors sell

Turkey’s lira plunged to a new record as the central bank’s inertia exacerbates market concerns, fueling a selloff by Japanese investors. The currency hit fresh all-time lows versus the dollar, the euro and the yen on Wednesday, amid a lack of policymaker action to fight Turkey’s economic woes. The drop was exacerbated during thin liquidity […]

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Shares bounce on hopes for US-China breakthrough

European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as car makers and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered. In London, the FTSE 100 hit its third record high in one week, with stocks buoyed by signs of continued improvement in the trading relationship between the US and China. US […]

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Ryanair lifts Iseq as global investors hail easing US-China trade wars threat

The Iseq surged 1.2 per cent on Monday, helped by a surge Ryanair, one of the index’s heavyweight stocks, and as investors globally were cheered by easing trade tensions between the US and China. The Iseq closed at 7,181.25, less than 55 points off the decade-high reached by the index in January before equities were […]

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