Aer Lingus and Ryanair had contrasting days. While Aer Lingus rose by 0.6 per cent to €1.409, Ryanair closed down 2.3 per cent at €6.60 on profit taking. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks posted a gain in the first full week of 2014, as data showed US and German unemployment fell and that Ireland returned to the bond mar(...)

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On its final day of trading on the Iseq before moving to the FTSE,  Grafton  appeared to reap the rewards of the Government’s proposed financial package for home improvements, the building materials company closing up 1 per cent

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TODAYResults: AG Barr; Finsbury Food Group.Indicators: European Markit Manufacturing PMI (Sep); US Chicago Fed National Activity Index (Aug).Other: L(...)

It was a good day for Paddy Power, with shares rising 0.9 per cent to €69.85, a near all-time high. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Global equity markets and crude oil rose yesterday after more data pointed to an improving US economy, helping to offset intensified worries ab(...)