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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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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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Sterling drop weighs on Iseq as European shares advance

The Iseq index stood out as a weak spot across European markets on Friday as a drop in the value of sterling against the euro as a result of weaker-than-expected UK economic figures weighed on sentiment. The Iseq index fell 0.2 per cent to 6,798.38 points, resulting in a 0.4 per cent decline for the […]

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CRH shares soar while INM recovers lost ground

Shares in CRH soared the most in eight months on Friday, lifting Dublin’s Iseq index, as investors mulled over comments made by the building materials group’s chief executive, in which he said that options to increase shareholder value are under careful review. Meanwhile, the pan-European Stoxx index held steady at the end of a strong […]

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CRH shares soar most in eight months

Shares in CRH soared the most in eight months on Friday, lifting Dublin’s Iseq index, as investors mulled comments from the building materials group’s chief executive where he said that options to increase shareholder value are under careful review. Meanwhile, the pan-European Stoxx index held steady at the end of a strong week as a […]

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Shares rally after Trump signals strike on Syria not imminent

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index outperformed wider European markets on Thursday, rising 0.95 per cent. European shares rose alongside a relief rally across global markets after US president Donald Trump signalled that military strikes in Syria may not be imminent. However, the signals were not sufficient for UK investors, and Britain’s FTSE 100 remained flat […]

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Syria relief rally helps European shares edge higher

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index outperformed wider European markets on Thursday, rising 0.95 per cent. European shares rose alongside a relief rally across global markets after US president Trump signalled that military strikes in Syria may not be imminent. However, the signals weren’t sufficient for UK investors and Britain’s FTSE 100 remained flat on the […]

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Markets edge down on trade war jitters

Stock markets edged downwards on Friday after US president Donald Trump’s threat to impose an extra $100 billion in tariffs on China exacerbated fears of a more serious trade dispute, while the dollar paused ahead of crucial US payrolls data. European shares followed their Asian counterparts into the red but the falls were limited, and […]

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Markets edge down on trade war jitters

Stock markets edged downwards on Friday after US president Donald Trump’s threat to impose an extra $100 billion in tariffs on China exacerbated fears of a more serious trade dispute, while the dollar paused ahead of crucial US payrolls data. European shares followed their Asian counterparts into the red but the falls were limited, and […]

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