Quiet trading sees index unchanged

The ISEQ index was unchanged 2,780.60 points in quiet trading. The Government said on Thursday it would announce the cost of winding down nationalised lender Anglo Irish Bank within weeks.

Irish sovereign bond yields are still near record highs as markets remain nervous about the final cost of the Anglo issue.

Bank of Ireland dropped 2.8c to 68.2c with more than 12 million shares traded in Dublin. Allied Irish Banks shed 0.5c to 75c. Irish Life & Permanent declined 3c to 1.60, while insurance Group FBD Holdings weakened 6.2c to 6.638

CRH progressed 16c to 13.18. Kingspan slipped 6.9c to 5.57, while Grafton Group fell back 3c to 2.928.


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