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Markets trend down as US-China trade talks hit obstacle

Global stocks sold off while investors raced for the safety of the Japanese yen and some government bonds on Wednesday as concerns rose that setbacks to US-China trade talks would undermine world economic growth. US president Donald Trump said trade discussions with China would need to be rerouted, saying the current track appeared “too hard […]

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AGMs, Apple’s back tax, betting tax and the sale of hundreds of Dublin apartments

It’s a busy morning on the Irish corporate front with figures out from CRH, while AIB, Glanbia and Tullow Oil all hold agms. Glanbia directors are expected to come under fire at its agm in Kilkenny over the price it pays farmers for milk and how it funds various supplier support schemes. The company last […]

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European shares choppy as earnings fail to set trend

European shares steadied on Tuesday as a batch of company updates failed to set a clear trend and chipmakers were weighed down by a warning of a downturn in orders by Austria-based chipmaker AMS, which supplies Apple. The pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark ended flat at the end of a choppy day, marginally weighed down after […]

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Rising US Treasury yields affect shares as Europe edges ahead

European shares edged up on Monday as a rise in US Treasury yields helped lift bank stocks to nearly five-week highs, more than offsetting a disappointing update from UBS and losses among bond-proxy sectors. London’s blue-chip index made gains as the pound continued to fall on expectations that the Bank of England would delay an […]

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Spotify hits the right note, INM data breach, gender pay deadline, and a robot warning

The Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says she intends to undertake an investigation into a data breach at Independent News &Media (INM), whether personal data was accessed and if so, whether it was processed lawfully and fairly in accordance with data protection legislation. After taking a tumble in recent trading, there was a little respite […]

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Italian politics and weak banks weigh on European shares

European shares dipped on Wednesday as strong results from Adidas and robust mining stocks were more than offset by weak banks and a drop in Italian stocks over fresh political jitters. Italy’s FTSE MIB index fell 1.1 per cent, turning lower after right-wing leader and aspiring prime minister Matteo Salvini reiterated his party’s view that […]

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Italian politics, banks weigh on European shares

European shares dipped on Wednesday as strong results from Adidas and robust mining stocks were more than offset by weak banks and a drop in Italian stocks over fresh political jitters. Italy’s FTSE MIB index fell 1.1 per cent, turning lower after right-wing leader and aspiring prime minister Matteo Salvini reiterated his party’s view that […]

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Investors phlegmatic in the face of US government shutdown

A flurry of merger activity among European stocks drove strong moves on Monday as some regional indexes notched up new records, with investors shrugging off the US government shutdown as a global stocks “melt-up” continued to grip European markets In New York, the S&P and the Nasdaq hit fresh records as investors bet US lawmakers […]

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Tech lifts euro zone stocks as Steinhoff sinks further

European shares edged up on Thursday as financial and tech stocks recovered, while troubled furniture retailer Steinhoff sank further, stung by an accounting scandal. Investors recovered their risk appetite, pushing euro zone stocks up 0.2 per cent, with financials the strongest sector, helping the bank-heavy Italian and Spanish markets outperform strongly with gains of 0.6 […]

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Tech lifts euro zone stocks as Steinhoff collapses

European shares edged up on Thursday as financial and tech stocks recovered, while troubled furniture retailer Steinhoff sank further, stung by an accounting scandal. Investors recovered their risk appetite, pushing euro zone stocks up 0.2 per cent, with financials the strongest sector, helping the bank-heavy Italian and Spanish markets outperform strongly with gains of 0.6 […]

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