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Oil stocks and online supermarket Ocado buoy European equities

European shares rose on Thursday to a fresh three-month high as oil stocks rallied and online supermarket Ocado shot up after it signed a game-changing deal in the United States. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended up 0.7 per cent, while Italy’s benchmark index bounced 0.3 per cent following heavy losses in the previous session on […]

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Puzzle of the shrug from markets as populists take power in Italy

For years, debt investors have feared a populist government taking power in a large European country. Now, with a deal likely to be struck in Italy to share power between two parties openly hostile to the euro, investors are not clamouring for the exit. The arrival of a coalition government in Italy between the Five […]

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US 10-year Treasury yield on brink of 3%

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was on the cusp of 3 per cent for the first time in more than four years on Monday, as concern about inflation returned. Oil’s move above $70 a barrel and firmer metal prices have fanned worries about inflation, which for much of the post-financial crisis period has […]

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Bank bonus reform could bring down the Government

It’s four years since AIB’s then chairman, David Hodgkinson, made a failed attempt to persuade the minister for finance of the day, Michael Noonan, to support the reintroduction of share bonus plans for top executives. He probably felt emboldened as the bank was on the cusp of returning to profitability following a €20.8 billion bailout, […]

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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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European shares boosted by cautious ECB comments

European shares ended on a high, buoyed by a weaker euro on the back of cautious comments from European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi on inflation, while mergers and acquisitions (M&A) news also sparked some sizeable stock moves. Dublin The Iseq index edged up 0.25 per cent. Ryanair added 1.75 per cent to €16.28, […]

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European shares trade higher as focus turns to monetary policy

European shares rose on Monday, with gains across bourses and industry sectors, as the focus gradually shifts from the earnings season to monetary policy and politics with Italy’s election on Sunday. Shares gave up some of their gains after comments by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi suggested the bank was still confident that inflation […]

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European shares trade higher as Fed policy comes into focus

European shares rose on Monday, with gains across bourses and industry sectors, as the focus gradually shifts from the earnings season to monetary policy and politics with Italy’s election on Sunday. Shares gave up some of their gains after comments by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi suggested the bank was still confident that inflation […]

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Stock investors should brace for lower returns, fund managers say

Stock investors, rattled by a 9 per cent drop in global markets over the past two weeks, should get used to more volatility and a sharp drop over the long term in annual gains, according to fund managers and strategists at Bank of Ireland (BoI). Speaking to The Irish Times on Tuesday, BoI Investment Markets’ […]

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