Dublin market heading for big gain on Brexit hopes
Dublin’s ISEQ index is on track for its biggest one-day percentage gain this year, soaring more than 230 points (3.7%) this evening, boosted by optimism that a Brexit deal can be reached.
After holding talks yesterday in the UK, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said they saw “a pathway to a possible deal”.
EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart Stephen Barclay, meanwhile, held a “constructive” meeting today, both the British and EU sides said.
Shares in the banks jumped in Dublin this evening with AIB surging more than 13%, while Bank of Ireland was up over 11% and Permanent TSB gained 7%.
Other shares recording strong gains included ICG, Ryanair, Cairn Home sand Dalata Hotel Group.
Irish government bonds also rallied today, outperforming their euro zone peers on hopes that a Brexit deal was in sight.
European markets were also higher this evening, with the Frankfurt DAX jumping 2.3%, while the Paris CAC had gained 1.7% and the London FTSE index was up 0.84%.
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