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Carillion collapse weighs heavily on UK and European equities

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index edged up by 0.08 per cent, beating its UK and European peers. Both UK and European stocks fell on Monday, with Carillion’s collapse causing investors to establish the disruption […]

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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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Best week since April for European shares as UK, Swiss indices hit records

European shares powered to their best week since last April on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism about a strengthening regional economy and fresh new highs on Wall Street. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.8 per cent, holding at a two-month high, while euro zone blue chips […]

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Best week since April for European shares as UK, Swiss indexes hit records

European shares powered to their best week since last April on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism about a strengthening regional economy and fresh new highs on Wall Street. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.8 per cent, holding at a two-month high, while euro zone blue chips […]

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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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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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Slow iPhone sales pushes European tech stocks down

There was very light volume traded on Wednesday as European markets closed the day up marginally while US indices were trading up despite a fall in the technology sector after reports of tepid sales for Apple’s iPhone X. Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index closed up by 0.05 per cent with little movement across the board, […]

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Ryanair shares down 2% after decision to recognise pilots’ unions

Markets kicked off the build-up to Christmas on a positive note after US lawmakers agreed on tax cuts in the world’s biggest economy. DUBLIN Ryanair remained the big focus on the Irish market following its pledge at the weekend to recognise pilots’ unions. Its stock hit a low of €14.20 before paring back some of […]

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Ryanair shares down 2% following decision to recognise pilots’ unions

Markets kicked off the build-up to Christmas on a positive note after US lawmakers agreed on tax cuts in the world’s biggest economy. DUBLIN Ryanair remained the big focus on the Irish market following its pledge at the weekend to recognise pilots’ unions. Its stock hit a low of €14.20 before paring back some of […]

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Ryanair and H&M lead European equities lower

Global equities painted a mixed picture on Friday with Ireland’s benchmark index underperforming its European counterparts. The Irish stock exchange overall index closed down by 0.52 per cent while, across the pond, Britain’s major index climbed higher, reversing earlier losses thanks to a sliding pound and buoyant oil stocks. Across Europe, Ryanair and H&M were […]

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