Cut shares exposure, says €2.2tn top adviser

Cut shares exposure, says €2.2tn top adviser

UBS Global Wealth Management, which oversees more than €2.2 trillion in invested assets, has gone underweight on shares for the first time since the eurozone crisis.

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All Irish firms selling into Britain hit by sterling

All Irish firms selling into Britain hit by sterling

The Irish Stock Exchange has been on an interesting journey during 2019, writes Joe Gill.

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Fresh US-China trade fears spook stock markets

Fresh US-China trade fears spook stock markets

European shares handed back gains yesterday to close flat after comments from the White House undid optimism over a potential US-China trade deal, while a strong rally in shares of chemicals company Bayer propped up German equities.

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Markets slow on German woes and G20 jitters

Markets slow on German woes and G20 jitters

Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler impacted European stock markets as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of gains before G20 meetings that may see more trade talks between the US and Chinese presidents.

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US shares surge as rate cut talk pierces gloom

US shares surge as rate cut talk pierces gloom

US stocks rose yesterday , led by a rebound in the technology sector, as Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank would act as appropriate”to trade war risks, leaving the door open for a possible rate cut.

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Irish investors brace for more bad trade war news

Irish investors brace for more bad trade war news

Investors in global stocks and Irish shares, in particular, will learn this week whether the growing fears over escalating trade wars will send markets reeling again.

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Trade wars are like a bar fight. Things can go seriously wrong very quickly

Trade wars are like a bar fight. Things can go seriously wrong very quickly

Stock markets have enjoyed substantial gains and until last September the rally looked set to continue.

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Uber makes rocky stock market debut

Uber makes rocky stock market debut

Transportation network company Uber has had a rocky start with its New York Stock Exchange debut, with shares sinking almost 9%.

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Nervous stock markets watch countdown toward Friday escalation in US trade dispute with China

Nervous stock markets watch countdown toward Friday escalation in US trade dispute with China

Irish and UK shares were mixed as the trade war between the US and China threatened to flare by the end of the week, barring a last-minute intervention by one of the combatants.

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Stocks fall on rising trade war fears

Stocks fall on rising trade war fears

Stocks around the world tumbled and oil prices slumped after US President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China, triggering an investor exodus from risky assets.

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Learning to be patient in investing in the stockmarket

Learning to be patient in investing in the stockmarket

Some of you may not have a lot of interest in soccer but I feel there are many lessons we can learn from the game when it comes to investing.

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Davy is latest forecaster to lower Irish growth expectations

Davy is latest forecaster to lower Irish growth expectations

Davy Stockbrokers is the latest forecaster to lower its expectations for Irish economic growth this year.

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Datalex shares nosedive on accounting probe

Datalex shares nosedive on accounting probe

Datalex shares fell by nearly 11% after an independent review confirmed widespread and "significant" accounting irregularities at the travel software company.

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An economic concern but not yet a crisis

An economic concern but not yet a crisis

Stock markets and investors can be prone to short-termism, a condition causing the sufferer to measure trade and export numbers by the month or quarter and, on seeing statistics that are merely stagnant or even down infinitesimally, panic.

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FTSE 100 boosted by BP and weak pound

FTSE 100 boosted by BP and weak pound

The FTSE 100 rallied on Tuesday led by oil giant BP as the pound weakened and investors shrugged off concerns about eurozone economic growth.

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PETER BROWN: The true market feeling on Brexit...is boredom

PETER BROWN: The true market feeling on Brexit...is boredom

Stock markets are confident that deadline will be extended, writes Peter Brown.

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Stocks to rebound, says top analyst

Stocks to rebound, says top analyst

A less aggressive posture from the world’s central banks, and moves by Chinese authorities to support economic growth, will assure a rebound in equities from the US to China, according to veteran economist Allen Sinai.

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US stocks ‘to hit bumps’

US stocks ‘to hit bumps’

Investors chasing the US equity rally should pull back as the S&P 500 Index bumps up against key technical levels on charts and the earnings season will probably bring more bad news, warned Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief US equity strategist.

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2018: A snowball in the face for stock markets

2018: A snowball in the face for stock markets

At the start of 2018, financial markets were brimming with confidence. The previous year had been a cake-walk for equities, with volatility at record lows and valuations rising steadily.

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Why making money from shares just got a lot trickier

Why making money from shares just got a lot trickier

The Irish Stock Exchange Index — the Iseq — is ending the year in a sorry state.

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Apple slip sees Wall Street end good week with a dip

Apple slip sees Wall Street end good week with a dip

US stocks slipped as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years.

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Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia as stocks slump

Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia as stocks slump

Investors are wary of possible further US interest rate hikes.

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US stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields higher

US stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields higher

US stock and bond prices fell again today after the Labour Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace, and investors worried about a three-day surge in yields.

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Tech firms lead slide as trade worries weigh on US stocks

Tech firms lead slide as trade worries weigh on US stocks

The sell-off came amid speculation that the Trump administration was preparing to impose tariffs on another 200 billion dollars of Chinese goods.

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US stocks end losing streak as industrials and retailers rise

US stocks end losing streak as industrials and retailers rise

Apple fell after saying a new round of bigger US tariffs could push it to raise prices.

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US stocks decline as technology companies struggle

US stocks decline as technology companies struggle

A steep slide in technology companies weighed on US stocks on Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.

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Stock market investigation underway as $100bn of shares issued in fat finger' error

Stock market investigation underway as $100bn of shares issued in fat finger' error

Samsung Securities is set to be included in a probe into the "overall stock markets system" in South Korea after it accidentally issued more than $100bn worth of shares to its employees.

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Euronext completes acquisition of Irish Stock Exchange

Euronext completes acquisition of Irish Stock Exchange

Euronext announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) after receiving regulatory approvals.

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Stock mostly higher but Facebook sinks again

Stock mostly higher but Facebook sinks again

Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.

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US stocks rally after several days of choppy trading

US stocks rally after several days of choppy trading

Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading on Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week.

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Wall Street stocks stretch winning streak to six days

Wall Street stocks stretch winning streak to six days

Stocks on Wall Street have ended their strongest week in five years and have now recovered more than half the losses they suffered at the beginning of the month.

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US stocks make modest gains as Dow Jones hits new high

US stocks make modest gains as Dow Jones hits new high

US stocks saw modest gains during another quiet session on Wall Street on Thursday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high before 2017's final trading day.

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US stocks surge on upbeat earnings and forecasts

US stocks surge on upbeat earnings and forecasts

Stocks staged their biggest rally in two weeks tonight as earnings and economic reports reassured investors that the economy is continuing its recovery.

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Stocks close higher as investors digest earnings

Stocks close higher as investors digest earnings

US Stocks have closed moderately higher after investors sorted through a mix of earnings numbers and awaited reports from Yahoo Inc and Apple Inc after the close.

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US stocks extend gains

US stocks extend gains

US stocks tonight closed sharply higher after investors got a shot of confidence from the start of the second-quarter earnings season.

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US rate cut 'may not go far enough'

The US Federal Reserve’s surprise interest rate cut may not be enough to prevent the world’s largest economy from falling into recession, experts warned today.

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Interest rate cut fails to stop Dow diving

The New York stock exchange plunged at the opening of trading today despite a last-minute interest rate cut by the US central bank.

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Setbacks put drug firms under pressure

The pharmaceuticals sector was under pressure today after high-profile setbacks for AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline spooked investors.

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Glaxo suffers drug setback

Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline today raised its full-year earnings target after reporting a boost in sales despite setbacks in the launch of new drugs.

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LSE rejects 'derisory' Macquarie bid

Australian bank Macquarie went hostile today with a £1.5bn (€2.2bn) takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange that its target has already rejected as “derisory”.

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Hostile bid for London Stock Exchange

Australian bank Macquarie went hostile today with its takeover campaign for the London Stock Exchange by tabling an offer worth £1.5bn (€2.2bn).

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Elan's shares lose 25% of their value

Following Elan's announcement that will delay filing it's annual report, its shares have lost more than 25% of their value this morning.

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Elan files for more time to file annual report

Elan announced today that it intended to file a form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to extend until July 15 the filing date for its Annual Report for fiscal 2002.

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