Rise in equity markets a welcome boost

Equity markets around the world are up some 11 per cent since the turn of the year.

6th May, 2006

Equity markets around the world are up some 11 per cent since the turn of the year.

Consistent merger and acquisition activity, together with a view that perhaps in some economies we are close to the end of the interest-rate cycle, has offset any negative impact from spiralling energy prices.

It’s already been a good run so far for markets. Our own ISEQ index of Irish shares has nearly doubled in the past three years....

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