Irish stocks were the worst performers among European peripheral markets in August, as shares in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece rebounded on investor expectations of further EU support for their national economies.
The Iseq rose by just 1.86 per cent for the month, while Spain, Italy and Greece all put up double-digit results, with Portugal following closely.
Global markets rallied by 2.08 per cent as mixed economic data checked gains, according to data compiled by S&P...
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