THE Irish market gained 1.11 points yesterday to 2648.51. Latest figures from the Central Bank reveal the pace of the decline in lending to the non-financial business sector and to households increased again in September.
Lending to the non-financial corporate sector declined 3% in the year ending September 2010, following an annual decline of 2.2% in August.
In the financial sector, AIB fell 0.5c to 33.7c. Bank of Ireland shed 0.9c to 53.3c. Irish Life & Permanent fell 1.9c to €1.52, while insurance group FBD Holdings slid 4.9c to €6.13. In the construction sector, CRH decreased 14.5c to €12.30. Kingspan added 0.6c to €6, while Grafton Group tacked on 1.8c to €3.06.
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