Market returns to positive territory

THE ISEQ Index closed in positive territory yesterday. The Dublin exchange gained 20.99 to close at 8,938.14.

In the financial sector, AIB added 14c to €21.63 while rival Bank of Ireland fell 12c to €16.53. Anglo Irish suffered as profit taking was the order of the day, falling 20c to €15.20. Irish Life & Permanent jumped 25c to €20.

In construction, CRH stormed 38c higher to €29 as the dollar lost ground against the euro. Kingspan rose 27c to €18.40 while Grafton dropped 3c to €11.45.

Elsewhere, C&C climbed 20c to €12.25 with over 2.4 million shares traded. DCC added 61c to close at €24.11. Oil and gas exploration company Petroneft Resources crossed the line 5c higher at 73 cent.

More in this section

The Business Hub

News and analysis on business, money and jobs from Munster and beyond by our expert team of business writers.

Sign up
Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day.

News Wrap

A lunchtime summary of content highlights on the Irish Examiner website. Delivered at 1pm each day.

Sign up

Our Covid-free newsletter brings together some of the best bits from, as chosen by our editor, direct to your inbox every Monday.

Sign up