Markets

05 May

Markets drop on US-China trade war fears

European stock markets and oil prices fell this morning as a spat between top U.S. officials and China over the origin of the coronavirus fuelled fears of a new trade war, derailing a rebound in global markets. European shares opened down 2.5% with U.S. stockfutures trading close to 1% in the red. Earlier, MSCI’s broadest index […]

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25 Mar

World markets rally as US agrees $2 trillion stimulus package

After earlier strong gains, European shares were mixed today after an enormous $2 trillion US stimulus package and evidence of moves by companies to deal with the financial effects of the Covid-19~crisis failed to offset the impact on markets of a surge in cases around the world.  After jumping as much as 5.1% in earlier trade, […]

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10 Mar

World market emerge from rout as stimulus hopes calm panic

Europe’s main stocks indices opened higher this morning, a day after markets suffered their biggest losses in more than a decade on crashing oil prices and coronavirus fears. Shares in London and Paris had gained 1.5% in early trade, while the Frankfurt market was up 0.8%. Shares in Dublin also rallied with the ISEQ index […]

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10 Mar

World market emerge from rout as stimulus hopes calm panic

Europe’s main stocks indices opened higher this morning, a day after markets suffered their biggest losses in more than a decade on crashing oil prices and coronavirus fears. Shares in London and Paris had gained 1.5% in early trade, while the Frankfurt market was up 0.8%. Shares in Dublin also rallied with the ISEQ index […]

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24 Feb

Virus pandemic fears knock European markets

A jump in number of coronavirus cases outside China hit European shares this morning, as investors feared the outbreak will take a bigger toll on global growth than anticipated. The pan-European STOXX 600 tumbled 2.5% in early trade, on pace for its biggest percentage loss since October, with all the major regional indexes down over […]

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08 Aug

Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up

Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up Traders are preparing for a period of increased market volatility in the coming weeks, as the Brexit deadline approaches and the US-China trade dispute heats up. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland Neil Wilson, chief market analyst with Markets.com, said the potential disruption […]

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12 Jun

Despite Brexit concerns, domestic economy doing well – SME Market Monitor

Despite Brexit concerns, domestic economy doing well – SME Market Monitor The domestic economy is performing strongly despite a dip in consumer sentiment, according to the latest SME Market Monitor from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. The BPFI said that businesses here have been boosted by improving employment, as well as a 2.1% rise […]

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