Dublin's ISEQ index bucked the downward trend this morning and was ahead by 2 per cent this afternoon, driven by a strong performance from CRH which gained more than eight per cent to €32.24. Other European markets also turned positive this afternoon, while the Dow Jones in New York opened higher.
Analysts said CRH, the largest producer of asphalt in the US, should benefit from a substantial increase in infrastructure spending under a Trump administration.
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