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Market Analysis

  • Why is the price of oil falling?

    This week the price of West Texas Intermediate (better known as WTI) fell below $45 bbl. Has the price of oil reached the bottom? In this short article, I will attempt to answer this and other questions related to the price of oil mainly from an...

  • An exceptional year for Malta Government Stocks

    An exceptional year for Malta Government Stocks

    After analysing the 2014 performance of the equity market in last week’s column, it is also worth looking into the developments across the bond market. The Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index, which tracks movements in the bid prices of the Central Bank of...

  • Stocks fall on world growth concerns, as copper plunges

    Securities around the world fell yesterday after the World Bank cut its economic growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, with stocks lower across regions and copper suffering its biggest one-day drop in more than three years. The outlook fueled fears...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Quartz from Damietta to Genoa (Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the MV Euroferry Malta from Salerno to Salerno and the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (both Sullivan Maritime), today. The...

  • Primary bond market in full swing ahead of QE

    As we highlighted in one of our end of year commentaries for 2014 (please visit the Trader Talk section at www.cc.com.mt for further reference) we indicated that the volatility which characterised the last 6 weeks of 2014 could well be a taste of...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Savannah from Port Said to Genoa (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime), the Flex Box Container from Valencia to Livorno, the HH West...

  • US dollar hits five-year highs, stocks advance

    Global equity markets rose and the dollar climbed to its highest since 2009 yesterday as momentum grew for the European Central Bank to launch a bond-buying programme and data showed US economic resiliency in the face of slowing world growth. US...

  • Shipping movements

    These are the cargo ships sailing to Malta this week: The Furth from Varna to Durres, the Anna Shepers from Valencia to Livorno, the CMA CGM Marco Polo from Le Havre to Khor Fakkan and the CMA CGM Agadir from Algiers to Tunis (all Carmelo Caruana...

  • Dollar is at seven-year high vs yen

    The dollar hit a seven-year high against the yen yesterday and US Treasury yields rose ahead of the release of minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting, which investors say will show a US central bank ready to raise interest rates next...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expectedin Malta: The Stjerneborg from Sfax to Tripoli, the HS Bruckner from Valencia to Livorno, the Otterhound from Trapani to Catania, the Saint Roch from, El Khoms to El Khoms, the HH West (ex-Conwest) from Skikda to...

  • Dollar surges to seven-year high versus yen

    The dollar surged to a seven-year high against the yen and global equity markets rallied yesterday on news of strong private-sector US job growth and after the Republican Party seized control of the US Senate in midterm elections, auguring well...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Stadt Schwerin from Annaba, the Flex Box Container from Valencia to Livorno and the Karina from Tunis to Algiers (all Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd) today. The Fas Dammam from Skikda, the Devon Strait from...

  • Global equity markets edge higher, stocks head lower

    Global equity markets edged higher yesterday, lifted by solid corporate results and benign US inflation data that may give the Federal Reserve enough leeway to keep interest rates lower for longer, but US stocks faltered as some big corporate...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Avonmoor from Algiers to Annaba, the Anne Schepers from Valencia to Livorno (both Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd) and Agamemnon from Port Said to Genoa (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) today. The Kapalua Kontor...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Jamila from Bejaia to Casablanca and the Avon-moor from Skikda to Algiers (both Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd) today. The Elbella from Misurata to Mersin, the Coneste from Algiers to Tunis, the CMA CGM...

  • The summer bond market rally

    The summer bond market rally

    Few investors may have noticed the extent of the rally in Malta Government Stock prices over the past three months. Since most local investors have substantial exposures to Malta Government Stocks (especially those of a longer term nature due to...

  • World stocks climb as euro dips

    World stock indexes rose and the euro fell yesterday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi renewed a pledge to keep monetary policy loose for an extended period. A recovery in Russian and Chinese shares also helped emerging markets...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Sheerness from Port Tanger to Port Said (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd), the CMA CGM Ivanhoe from Port Said to Genoa, the CMA CGM Lyra from Fos-Sur-Mer to Port Said and the Fas Dammam from Bejaia...

  • European stocks close unchanged

    European stocks ended flat yesterday, as worries over Scotland’s vote on independence and growing expectations of a more hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve kept investors on edge. The market has become concerned that supporters of Scottish...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Vega Carina from Skikda to Bizerte, the Conwest from Algiers to Algiers, the Oued Ziz from Skikda to Skikda (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the Northern Jupiter from Port Tanger to Port Said and the...

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