European stocks finish lower after volatile session

Irish Times | Oct 8, 2021 at 9:39 PM
  • European stocks ended a volatile session lower on Friday as investors digested data showing slowing jobs growth in the United States, but they still marked their best week in two months as fears of soaring inflation were tempered.
  • Cairn Homes slipped 0.7 per cent to €1.12, while CRH was marginally off, losing 0.27 per cent to end the week at €40.68, following on the heels of a 3 per cent gain in the prior day’s trading.
  • The Stoxx 600 rose 1 per cent on the week as relief over a temporary lifting of the US debt ceiling and as easing fears of an energy crunch calmed rallying oil and gas prices which had triggered inflation worries.