ISEQ moves clear of 7300 mark

The ISEQ index of Irish shares continued on its upward trajectory today, rising 34.76 points to 7347.58.

Most of the financial heavyweights were in positive territory. AIB rose 13c to €18.38 and Anglo Irish Bank rose 15c to €12.67. Bank of Ireland rose 2c to €13.42, but Irish Life & Permanent slipped 1c to €16.92.

Bookmaker Paddy Power rose €20c to €12.30.

Pharmaceutical company Elan suffered one of the day's heaviest losses, falling 21c to €11.36.

Meanwhile, FBD continued to slide, shedding 40c to close at €36.70.

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