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Most-wanted and least-loved stocks as investors eye 2018

Applegreen Fuel forecourt Applegreen, whose shares surged 29 per cent last year, is among the most widely tipped Irish stocks among analysts for 2018, as the Irish economy continues to grow and the group expands further in the UK and the north-eastern US. Merrion Capital expects the company’s operating profits to grow by between 15 […]

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Light trading volumes on last business day of 2017

Trading was light on the last business day of 2017, with a number of markets closing early ahead of the New Year holiday. Stocks ended the year ahead and the euro looked set to go out on a high against the dollar. DUBLIN AIB closed 1.46 per cent ahead at €5.50 at the end of […]

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Dollar heads for worst year since 2003 as ‘Trump Effect’ fades

The dollar slipped to its lowest in more than three months against a basket of major currencies on Friday as the euro and sterling climbed, putting the greenback on track for its worst showing since 2003. The dollar started 2017 on a high, with the index that tracks it against a basket of six major […]

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Kingspan, Dalata lead Iseq 20 gainers in 2017

Kingspan has emerged as the top gainer on in the Iseq 20 index in 2017, gaining almost 43 per cent as the insulation group continued to shrug off concerns over Brexit and strike at least €620 million of acquisition deals internationally. While the Cavan-based company initially plunged as UK voters decided in June 2016 to […]

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Dollar dips from 4-week high after Alabama election upset

The dollar slipped from a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after a Democrat won a bitter fight for a US Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama, reducing Republicans’ already narrow Senate majority further. The reduced Senate majority could make it harder for President Donald Trump to push through tax cut plans […]

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CRH rises as Trump prepares to unveil infrastructure plan

London’s top-flight index rebounded on Friday and sterling gave up its gains as prime minister Theresa May overcame a major barrier in the Brexit negotiations. Dublin Building materials company CRH closed the day up 1.5 per cent in Dublin on the back of rumours that US president Donald Trump is to ramp up infrastructure spending. […]

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US political turmoil sends shockwave through global markets

News late in the day that former US national security adviser Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, in its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election, sent a shockwave through global markets. European shares had been on course to recover early losses and were heading into positive territory, until […]

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US political turmoil roils global markets

News late in the day that former National Security Adviser in the US, Mike Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, in its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election, sent a shockwave through global markets. European shares had been on course to recover early losses and were heading into positive […]

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Iseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed down 0.2 per cent as the London, Frankfurt and Paris markets all edged lower, while the US market was also in negative territory in early trading. The Dublin market […]

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lseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed down 0.2 per cent as the London, Frankfurt and Paris markets all edged lower, while the US market was also in negative territory in early trading. The Dublin market […]

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