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  • MSE Share Index moves lower on weak volumes

    MSE Share Index moves lower on weak volumes

    The MSE Share Index erased some of yesterday’s gains as it dropped by 0.14% to 4,629.671 points today. Trading activity was subdued as only €0.15 million worth of shares changed hands. The most actively traded equity was Malta Properties Company...

  • The Home Depot – A stock to keep

    The Home Depot – A stock to keep

    About the company The Home Depot, Inc. is an American home improvement supplies retailing company that sells tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County of Atlanta,...

  • A comparison of the net debt to Ebitda across bond issuers

    A comparison of the net debt to Ebitda across bond issuers

    Over the past two weeks I published the return on equity league table and the dividend league table. The ROE and dividend yields are very important financial metrics for equity investors. From a bond perspective, other financial indicators are...

  • Stocks recover despite China downgrade­

    World stock markets recovered yesterday from initial losses after Moody’s first credit downgrade of China in 30 years, with investors turning their attention to US Federal Reserve minutes that could provide more certainty of a rate hike next...

  • Company briefs

    Go Beyond Investing, the international fintech platform has published ‘The Go Beyond Investor Report: The Making of an Asset Class: Winning Angel Investing Portfolio Strategies 2017’. Go Beyond Investing is a fintech company that has transformed...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Green Fast from Annaba to Annaba (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Catania (Sullivan Maritime) and the MSC Rosa M from Singapore to Barcelona (John Ripard & Co Ltd)...

  • Changing VW culture ‘tougher than expected’

    Changing VW culture ‘tougher than expected’

    Some Volkswagen managers are struggling to adapt to the German carmaker’s drive to improve accountability after its diesel emissions fraud, its chief executive said, suggesting it could take years to establish a new corporate culture. The attempt...

  • International employment disputes

    In principle, parties to a contract have autonomy to choose the law that applies to that contract and to choose the courts that have jurisdiction to determine disputes arising from that contract. In certain instances, however, such autonomy is...

  • Buoyant data bolsters euro rally

    Shares climbed across the euro zone yesterday after data showed robust growth, and Wall Street ticked higher as a US federal budget proposal called for slashing healthcare programmes and boosting military spending. Businesses across the euro zone...

  • Exports, consumers and construction drive German growth surge

    Exports, consumers and construction drive German growth surge

    The German economy picked up steam in the first quarter helped by strong exports, booming construction and higher household and state spending, burnishing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s economic credentials as she gears up for national...

  • Local digital marketing firm prepares for public listing

    Local digital marketing firm prepares for public listing

    Local digital marketing and data firm ANCHOVY. has been given the green light to join the Malta Stock Exchange Prospects list, following the approval of its €1 million bond issue.  The 5.5 per cent unsecured 2027 bonds will have a nominal value of...

  • Anchovy bonds approved on Prospects

    Anchovy bonds approved on Prospects

    The Malta Stock Exchange has approved the listing of Anchovy's bonds on Prospects, the MSE's platform specifically set up for SMEs. Studios plc 5.5% Unsecured Bonds 2027 having a nominal value of €1,000 per Bond. With respect to taking Anchovy to...

  • No trade talks before Brexit Bill settled, EU tells London

    No trade talks before Brexit Bill settled, EU tells London

    European Union governments agreed a common Brexit negotiating plan yesterday and renewed their insistence that they would not open talks on a post-Brexit trade deal until London agrees to settle what it owes the Union. Ministers from the 27 other...

  • Hertz Malta appoints new general manager

    Hertz Malta appoints new general manager

    Hertz Malta, operated by United Garage Limited, a subsidiary of the United Group of Companies, has appointed Ron Scerri as general manager, responsible for its local car rental and lease operations. One of the oldest Hertz franchisees in Europe,...

  • Money market report for the week ending May 19

    On May 15, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on May 16 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €13.98 billion, €0.30 billion higher than the bid amount...

  • EU to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months

    EU to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months

    EU antitrust regulators will rule in the “next few months” whether Alphabet’s Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said yesterday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine. The...

  • Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields as challenges mount

    Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields as challenges mount

    Ford Motor is replacing chief executive officer Mark Fields with James Hackett, the head of the unit developing self-driving cars, the US automaker said yesterday, responding to investors’ growing unease over its stock price and prospects. The...

  • Merkel lifts euro as oil climbs on Opec talks hopes

    The euro surged to a six-month high yesterday after Angela Merkel said it was “too weak” for Germany, though rumblings in Spain, Britain and Brussels reminded investors that Europe still has plenty of uncertainties to deal with. A one-month high...

  • Trade and the migration crisis

    Trade and the migration crisis

    It may seem strange that when the European eco­nomies are beginning to show signs of recovery, especially in Spain and France, the EU heads of state continue to treat the refugee crisis with a ‘fortress Europe mindset’. Political expediency seems...

  • History shows UK markets lag briefly around polls

    History shows UK markets lag briefly around polls

    History shows British financial markets lag around election time, albeit not for long, but investors seeking parallels for next month’s vote must beware of Brexit. For decades, stocks have particularly underperformed other world markets in the...