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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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Irish shares dip as European traders enjoy May Day break

Irish shares dipped on Monday, taking their cue from early weakness on Wall Street, as traders across continental European markets and much of Asia took the day off to enjoy May Day. Markets were shut for holidays in many countries including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and India. The Iseq index ended […]

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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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Stock markets rally after trade war fears ebb

European stocks jumped to their highest level in more than two weeks on Thursday as investors bought back into risky assets and trade tensions between the United States and China appeared to ebb. After a retaliatory blow from China against proposed US tariffs drew conciliatory noises from Washington, some investors calculated a full-blown trade war […]

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Brewing US-China trade war takes the fizz out of European stocks

European shares fell as China’s response to US tariffs fuelled fears of a trade war. DUBLIN The Irish market reflected the rest of Europe. Cider maker C&C surged 8.75 per cent to close at €2.86 after announcing that it was buying UK drinks distributor Matthew Clark Bibendum. The Irish company will pay a nominal sum […]

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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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US stocks re-enter correction territory on Trump Chinese tariff plan

The Dow Jones briefly re-entered correction territory on Thursday after industrials and steel stocks tumbled following the Trump administration’s plan for heavy import tariffs aimed at China renewed investor concern about the break out of a global trade war. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite all closed down more than 2 […]

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