European shares decline over fears of deep recession

Irish Times | Apr 3, 2020 at 6:50 PM
  • European shares fell again on Friday as economic data showed the region was heading into a deep recession sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Britain’s Ftse 100 share index logged its fifth weekly decline in six on Friday.
  • Bus operator Firstgroup, owner of the Irish airports service Aircoach, climbed 10.11 per cent to 52.3p as it emerged as one of the beneficiaries of a £167 million (€190 million) British government aid package to transport companies to keep commuter services going for essential workers.