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Share report: European shares rise following Putin speech

European shares rose this afternoon following a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the recent vote in Crimea.

18th March, 2014
In Dublin, the Iseq was up 0.5%

European stocks rose today after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech during which he assured Europe he does not seek to split up Ukraine.

The speech comes after weeks of turmoil in the region and a March 16 Crimean referendum which backed joining Russia by almost 97 per cent - a vote condemned as illegal by the European Union and United States.

In Dublin, the Iseq was up 0.5 per cent, while London’s FTSE index was...

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