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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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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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London Stock Exchange has laid out plan for trading link with Shanghai

London Stock Exchange Group has laid out a blueprint for its long-awaited trading link with Shanghai, an initiative that will further China’s efforts to integrate with the international financial system. The London-Shanghai Stock Connect will allow companies from China to sell global depository receipts in the UK, and enable London-traded firms to list similar securities […]

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Oil prices fall as market awaits Trump decision on Iran

Oil prices eased slightly on Tuesday, a day after hitting three-year highs, as investors braced for President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Asian shares picked up, helped by technology stocks as generally upbeat earnings overcame weakness in the global smartphone market and concerns about more […]

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Glanbia rises as over 500,000 of its shares changes hands

European markets rose on Wednesday as miners gained from metal price increases and strong company results boosted investors’ confidence. DUBLIN Food group Glanbia climbed 2.58 per cent as more than 500,000 of its shares changed hands. Kerry Group rose by 1.41 per cent to €86.20. Danone, one of Europe’s biggest dairy companies, reported strong results […]

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Kenmare Resources endures production disruptions, maintains guidance

Titanium and zircon producer Kenmare Resources reported a spate of production disruptions but maintained full year guidance in a first quarter update on Wednesday. The north-Mozambique focused miner recorded a dip in heavy mineral concentrate production due to scheduled maintenance as well as unplanned stoppages as ilmenite and zircon production also dropped. Despite first quarter […]

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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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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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