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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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Wall Street hits record as European stocks trade higher

On the day Mifid II launched Ireland saw relatively strong trading volumes according to Dublin traders and the Iseq overall index closed up 0.02 per cent with Ryanair and Bank of Ireland leading the pack. Britain’s main stock index rose 0.4 per cent to within a whisker of its recent record high, reversing an earlier […]

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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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M&A activity and oil issues dominate European trading

Mergers and acquisitions were the dominant influence on European share trading on Tuesday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index climbed 0.7 per cent to its highest level since November 9th. Dublin The Iseq closed flat as the […]

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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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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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Royal Dutch Shell should face investigation, says Amnesty International

Royal Dutch Shell should face investigations in three countries for alleged complicity in Nigerian government abuses, including murder and rape, more than two decades ago in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Amnesty International has said. Authorities in Nigeria, the Netherlands and UK should investigate Shell’s conduct, especially in the Ogoni area of the southern delta, […]

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Royal Dutch Shell helps European shares edge upwards

European shares edged up on Tuesday, aided by a strong performance from Royal Dutch Shell, which boosted oil and gas stocks, while the Irish focus was on Dublin-based UDG Healthcare, which reported full-year results. DUBLIN The Irish market lagged most European peers with traders noting that volumes were light for the most part on Tuesday. […]

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