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Shares bounce on hopes for US-China breakthrough

European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as car makers and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered. In London, the FTSE 100 hit its third record high in one week, with stocks buoyed by signs of continued improvement in the trading relationship between the US and China. US […]

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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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Glanbia rises as over 500,000 of its shares changes hands

European markets rose on Wednesday as miners gained from metal price increases and strong company results boosted investors’ confidence. DUBLIN Food group Glanbia climbed 2.58 per cent as more than 500,000 of its shares changed hands. Kerry Group rose by 1.41 per cent to €86.20. Danone, one of Europe’s biggest dairy companies, reported strong results […]

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European rally evaporates in mid-session

European shares fell again, compounding a difficult week that saw a widespread equity sell-off. The Iseq in Dublin limited the drop to 0.2 per cent. In London, Vodafone posted a disappointing trading update and dragged British shares into a third day of losses as outsourcing firms failed to recover after Capita’s profit warning during the […]

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Iseq hits eight-month high as global markets cheer growth indicators

Irish shares rose to an eight-month high on Thursday, driven by CRH, Kingspan and Bank of Ireland, as equity markets globally surged on the back of strong data from the world’s largest economies. The Iseq overall index advanced 0.8 per cent to 7,126.57, a level last seen in May, while the pan-European Stoxx 600 index […]

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Iseq hits 8-month high as global markets cheer growth indicators

Irish shares rose to an eight-month high on Thursday, driven by CRH, Kingspan and Bank of Ireland, as equity markets globally surged on the back of strong data from the world’s largest economies. The Iseq overall index advanced 0.8 per cent to 7,126.57, a level last seen in May, while the pan-European Stoxx 600 index […]

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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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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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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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