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Strong JPMorgan earnings update boosts US financial stocks

The UK’s top share index held on to record highs on the last day of the trading week as the Iseq overall index edged up by 0.58 per cent. Meanwhile, in the US, a strong update by the biggest US lender by assets, JPMorgan lifted financial stocks while robust retail sales data helped Amazon provide […]

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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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Shares tread water on thin holiday trading volumes

European shares inched lower on Thursday with company news and macro events scarce in holiday-thinned trading, while Britain’s FTSE 100 hovered just under a record high. Wall Street’s main indexes were slightly higher in late morning trading , helped by gains in technology stocks. Dublin Volumes were wafer-thin on the Iseq, as traders and investors […]

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European shares flag as ECB provides no momentum

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum even though the European Central Bank raised its growth and inflation forecasts. Europe’s STOXX 600 ended the day down 0.46 per cent, while US stocks climbed higher in morning trading, […]

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European shares slip; Italian stocks fall on political uncertainty

Stocks globally reached a record high on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected interest rate increase by the US Federal Reserve. Political jitters hit Italian stocks on Wednesday however and the broader European market slipped later in the day. Italy’s parliament will be dissolved between Christmas and the new year, with national elections probably set […]

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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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Banks lead European markets higher

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced with banks outperforming after US Fed Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s proposed replacement, Jerome Powell, signalled that he would not add to financial regulations. Retailers got a leg up after the strongest euro-zone confidence data since 2000 underscored the region’s economic resilience. Core European bonds fell and the euro […]

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Good News:Updated iPad With Lowest-Ever Price

Apple Inc  unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet with a brighter screen on this Tuesday, available to order from Friday and with a $329 starting price. The prise is the lowest ever for a full-sized tablet from Apple. Apple Inc also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and […]

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