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Italian political crisis sees risk appetite wither in Europe

Politics dominated markets on Monday, with risk appetite withering in Europe as Italy lurched toward fresh elections. The region’s shares and currency reversed early gains. Holidays in the US and UK also slowed trade. DUBLIN Traders complained that business in Dublin was “very, very quiet”, largely thanks to the closure of New York and London […]

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Italian politics dominate markets on a day when US and UK holidays slowed trade

Politics dominated markets on Monday, with risk appetite withering in Europe as Italy lurched toward fresh elections. The region’s shares and currency reversed early gains. Holidays in the US and UK also slowed trade. DUBLIN Traders complained that business in Dublin was “very very quiet”, largely thanks to the closure of New York and London […]

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Bank of Ireland attracts interest as markets generally flat

Borrowing costs and rising oil prices dampened any gains on the European and US markets in the final session of the week. The Iseq index closed marginally higher as markets prepared for a holiday weekend in the US and UK. Meanwhile, potential political turmoil in Spain and Italy rocked Europe’s markets. Dublin Traders said the […]

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European stocks fall as car shares skid

European stocks fell on Thursday as car industry shares came under pressure after the US launched an investigation into auto imports, while stocks were also weighed down by US president Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Dublin The Iseq market closed flat as decent gains for many stocks […]

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Ryanair lifts Iseq as global investors hail easing US-China trade wars threat

The Iseq surged 1.2 per cent on Monday, helped by a surge Ryanair, one of the index’s heavyweight stocks, and as investors globally were cheered by easing trade tensions between the US and China. The Iseq closed at 7,181.25, less than 55 points off the decade-high reached by the index in January before equities were […]

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Greencore must convince investors it has drawn line under US woes

Greencore shares have recovered almost half their ground since slumping 30 per cent four days before St Patrick’s Day as the convenience foods group warned that problems in its US business would lead to weaker-than-expected earnings this year. Chief executive Patrick Coveney will be hoping that he can draw a line under the US woes […]

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Italian political risk scares investors but Europe closes higher

Irish stocks edged higher on Wednesday while a weak euro provided support to the broader European market. In Italy, investors on the Milan bourse were scared off after the country’s two anti-system parties made progress in forming a coalition – thus potentially freeing up billions for tax cuts and welfare. Britain’s FTSE 100 was driven […]

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Strong performance by oil stocks boosts European shares

European shares inched up aided by a strong performance from oil stocks boosted by news of an increase in crude prices. DUBLIN Former Ires Real Estate Investment Trust chief executive David Ehrlich sold 11.8 million shares to the listed landlord’s biggest investor Capreit for €1.3773 each. However, the news had little impact on the Ires […]

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Market Beat: Investors have rightly learned to fear results day at Paddy Power Betfair

Paddy Power Betfair chairman Gary McGann was unfazed two years ago when a lucrative executive bonus scheme was met by a mini shareholder revolt at the group’s first annual general meeting as a merged entity. As almost a third of investors polled on directors’ pay voted against the resolution, McGann insisted the bookmaker had succeeded […]

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Smurfit Kappa gains in Dublin after positive trading update

Healthcare and technology companies led gains in European equities on Friday as the euro slipped amid mounting concern about the region’s economic outlook. Financial stocks recovered some earlier losses incurred after disappointing earnings reports from BNP Paribas, Société Générale and HSBC. Wall Street was led by gains for Apple after Berkshire Hathaway, the company owned […]

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