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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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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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Shares rise as China’s Xi backs away from trade war

European shares rose on Tuesday after Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs, fuelling optimism that a trade war between his country and the US could be averted. Gains were widespread, with the STOXX 600 closing up 0.82 per cent, slightly below Wall Street, where the S&P 500 was up 1.8 per cent […]

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Dropbox a bright spot on negative week for Silicon Valley

After a relatively difficult week for Silicon Valley as investor sentiment turned sour against companies like Facebook, one bright light came in the form of Dropbox, which went public on Friday. The company jumped as much as 48 per cent after it debuted on the Nasdaq on a day when fears continued to mount over […]

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European shares bounce off six-month lows

European shares bounced off six-month lows on Tuesday as the focus shifted from politics to dealmaking and earnings, with paper and packaging stocks soaring after Smurfit Kappa rejected a bid approach. Telecom Italia jumped 5.9 per cent after activist investor Elliott confirmed it had built a stake in a bid to improve governance and strategy […]

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Trump’s tariffs plan batters industrial stocks

The Irish Stock Exchange in Dublin was closed on Friday due to the incelement weather. European shares fell to six-month lows after Donald Trump said the US would impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminium, prompting worries about a global trade war. Such concerns sparked a broad sell-off in Europe, weighing particularly on the export-oriented […]

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Cairn Homes leads Iseq 20 on house price hopes

Cairn Homes and C&C led Irish large-caps higher, as the wider Iseq overall index stood out as a bright spot in Europe as traders returned to their desks for the first session of the new year. The Iseq overall index added 0.2 per cent to 7,054.55, recovering most of the ground lost on Friday, while […]

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Slow iPhone sales pushes European tech stocks down

There was very light volume traded on Wednesday as European markets closed the day up marginally while US indices were trading up despite a fall in the technology sector after reports of tepid sales for Apple’s iPhone X. Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index closed up by 0.05 per cent with little movement across the board, […]

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