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European shares ride high on strong economic growth

European shares hit their highest level in more than two years on Monday as confidence over global economic growth and mergers and acquisitions continued to boost investor appetite for stocks. In the US, the S&P 500 and the Dow struggled to edge higher, stalling the strong rally that marked the start of 2018, pressured by […]

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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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Iseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed down 0.2 per cent as the London, Frankfurt and Paris markets all edged lower, while the US market was also in negative territory in early trading. The Dublin market […]

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lseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed down 0.2 per cent as the London, Frankfurt and Paris markets all edged lower, while the US market was also in negative territory in early trading. The Dublin market […]

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European shares reverse early losses as CRH closes lower in Dublin

Major world stock markets rose and government bond yields fell on Tuesday as a combination of strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low inflation provided scant alternatives for investors other than equities. Stocks markets from Asia to Europe to the Americas rose, with technology stocks boosting the Nasdaq Composite index to a record intra-day […]

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