The answer back from the ISEQ was as follows.
02/10/09 3,230.82Yes to jobs, Yes to investment indeed.
Difference = -11.5%
According to the Irish Times,
Investors decided it was “get out of Ireland day”, according to one Dublin-based share dealer.
Overall, the Iseq index closed down 6.5 per cent, worse than the performances of other European stock markets on a weak day.
“We haven’t had a day as bad as this since the Lehman Brothers collapse last year,” one dealer said.
Oh deary me.