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Stocks linked to Russia hit by fears over US sanctions

Further US sanctions on Russian interests hit Europe-listed stocks on Monday, denting a recovery as investors became more hopeful a trade war between the United States and China could be averted. DUBLIN The Iseq remained virtually flat on thin trading volumes. The slide in Independent News & Media’s (INM) share price continued, following the drip […]

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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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European shares fall as diplomatic tensions with Russia rise

European shares fell on Monday as a late surge in the euro and diplomatic tensions with Russia more than offset hopes that the protectionist shift in US trade policy may be more selective and tactical than first feared. The regional Stoxx 600 benchmark fell 0.7 per cent to its lowest level since February 2017, having […]

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Mixed trading across Europe as worries persist over Trump’s tariffs

The Iseq in Dublin was flat as trading remained choppy across Europe on geopolitical concerns. Engineering firm GKN and miners dragged the FTSE 100 into the red, with a broker downgrade for Just Eat also weighing on the London market. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average in New York fell as worries […]

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Markets welcome US jobs growth but Dublin trading subdued

A strong jobs report out of the US boosted European shares on Friday after a sluggish start to trading, while US tariffs on steel and aluminium hit steelmakers. The US jobs data showed the country recorded its biggest increase in more than 18 months in February, but a slowdown in wage gains pointed to only […]

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Dublin’s Iseq lags European peers after choppy trading session

European shares ended Friday in positive territory after a choppy session, posting a slim weekly gain as investors digested disappointing company results. The UK’s top share index dipped after bank RBS and Aer Lingus owner IAG tumbled following their results, sending the FTSE 100 to a slight weekly loss. US stocks rose with treasuries and […]

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Volatility reigns although feared global wipeout partially stalls

European shares closed down more than 2 per cent on Tuesday on the back of continued market volatility in the US. Britain’s major share index, the FTSE 100, had its worst day since the Brexit vote as a violent global sell-off in stock markets shook investors. US equity indexes fluctuated after a tumultuous morning that […]

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Dublin stock market staunches sell-off as US rally soothes meltdown fears

The Iseq stock market index in Dublin this afternoon has begun to reverse earlier sharp declines, after markets in the US staged a partial recovery that has, for now, soothed fears of a global equities meltdown. By early afternoon the stock market in Dublin was down close to 2 per cent, as a sell-off that […]

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Dublin stock market staunches sell-off as US rally soothes fears of a meltdown

The Iseq stock market index in Dublin this afternoon has begun to reverse earlier sharp declines, after markets in the US staged a recovery in mid-morning trading that has, for now, soothed fears of a global equities meltdown. By early afternoon the stock market in Dublin was down close to 2 per cent, as a […]

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