Share report: ISEQ up 0.2%

European shares advanced after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke late yesterday outlined options to stimulate the US economy should it fail to spur more jobs growth.

18th July, 2012
Ben Bernanke gave markets a boost this morning.

European shares advanced for the third time in four days after lenders including Credit Suisse reported profits that beat estimates, while minutes showed the Bank of England may reconsider the case for an interest-rate cut. There was also optimism after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke late yesterday outlined options to stimulate the US economy should it fail to spur more jobs growth.

In Dublin, the ISEQ index was up 0.2 per cent. The main risers...

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