Share report: US retail sales boosts shares

European shares climbed amid an increase in merger and acquisition activity and as a US report showed retail sales rose more than forecast in September.

15th October, 2012
In Dublin, the ISEQ was up just 0.1.

European shares climbed amid an increase in merger and acquisition activity and as a US report showed retail sales rose more than forecast in September.

In Dublin, the ISEQ was up just 0.1. In London, the FTSE was up 0.2 per cent, France's CAC index was up by 0.9 per cent while Germany's DAX had added 0.4 per cent.

US stocks also rose following the retail sales announcement but also after a positive earnings announcement from Citigroup overshadowed a...

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