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  • It’s all about quality

    It’s all about quality

    With almost 150 businesses certified across the Maltese islands, including restaurants, visitor attractions and destination management companies (DMCs), the Malta Tourism Authority Quality Assured (QA) seal is becoming a recognised brand...

  • RS2 lifts the share index higher

    The share index erased some of yesterday’s declines as it rebounded by 0.23% to 4,469.320 points. Trading volumes remained subdued as €0.11 million worth of shares changed hands. Only five shares were active today, with RS2 and Santumas...

  • Just add water

     Ever asked yourself what life would be like without the basic needs? Water, food and oxygen are all natural luxuries we take for granted, yet what happens when one of these becomes scarce? Whilst oxygen and debatably food are well in abundance...

  • Digital libraries victory

    Digital libraries victory

    While lending libraries have been key in providing public access to information and knowledge for centuries, in this day and age of paperless book, libraries have tried to keep up with the increasingly widespread digital phenomenon. Free internet...

  • Carmakers fund charging sites to boost electric cars demand

    Carmakers fund charging sites to boost electric cars demand

    Top carmakers in Germany have agreed to jointly invest in thousands of ultra-fast charging sites across Europe to boost mainstream acceptance of electric cars, the companies said. Spurred on by the success of US rival Tesla which has received huge...

  • Samsung Electronics considers structural split as investor pressure builds

    Samsung Electronics considers structural split as investor pressure builds

    South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd said yesterday it would increase dividends and consider splitting itself, as the tech giant faces possibly the biggest structural change in its 47-year history. The world’s top maker of smartphones, memory...

  • Stocks firm, oil sags on doubts over supply deal

    Stock prices around the world edged up yesterday following upbeat US growth data, while the oil market fell to its weakest level in over a week on doubts Opec could reach an accord to reduce output. The dollar slipped against a basket of...

  • Share index eases on weak activity

    The share index erased some of yesterday’s gains as it retreated by 0.29 per cent to 4,459.126 points. Trading activity declined today with only €0.07 million worth of shares changing hands – down from a near three-week high of €0.45 million...

  • Interest rate risk is real

    October and November have been gruelling months for European and US government bonds. The sharp upward moves in yields on government bonds, across all segments of the yield curve, resulted in a marked re-pricing (lower) of bond prices. True,...

  • Greece seeks to fix borrowing costs in debt relief crisis talks

    Greece seeks to fix borrowing costs in debt relief crisis talks

    Greece is pushing its creditors to fix the borrowing costs on its massive debt pile at current low levels in a bid to save millions of euros in coupon payments if interest rates rise. The priority is to fix the repayments on the largest chunk of...

  • OECD sees resurgent US growth boosting global economy

    OECD sees resurgent US growth boosting global economy

    Global growth would pick up faster than previously expected in the coming months as the Trump administration’s planned tax cuts and public spending fire up the US economy, the OECD said yesterday, revising up its forecasts. In its twice-yearly...

  • UK think tank plans legal challenge over Europe single market access

    A British think tank said yesterday it planned to take legal action over whether the government could take Britain out of the single market as part of its exit from the European Union, in the latest legal attempt to challenge the Brexit...

  • Oil prices gyrate as Opec heavyweights head to Vienna

    Oil prices gyrate as Opec heavyweights head to Vienna

    Oil prices edged higher yesterday, after falling as much as two per cent in early trading, as the market grappled over the shaky prospect of major producers being able to agree output cuts at a meeting tomorrow aimed at reining in global...

  • Oil up in choppy trade as dollar and stocks dip

    Crude futures rallied in choppy trading yesterday ahead of an Opec meeting later in the week that could reap production cuts, while the US dollar recovered from earlier losses but was still slightly lower. The dollar index dipped 0.08 per cent.

  • Money market report for the week ended November 16

    On Monday, November 21, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on Tuesday, November 22, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €33.72 billion, €1.08...

  • BOV. HSBC lift the MSE Share Index higher

    Following the declines registered in the previous three trading sessions, the MSE Share Index advanced by 0.66% to 4,472.126 points today reflecting the rebounds in the share prices of BOV (+1.8%) and HSBC (+2.4%). Meanwhile, MIA and MIDI moved...

  • Five pro Trump exchange traded funds

    On November 9, the world woke up to a new reality; Donald Trump elected as the 45th President of the United States. The Republican victory ended up being the opposite of what investors had originally feared; markets rallied like there is no...

  • The long four years ahead

    The long four years ahead

    Whatever opinions one may have about the style and substance of the US President-elect, one thing is certain: Donald Trump is likely to be president for the next four years and the world had better come to terms with the changes that his...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Platon from Mersin to Valencia, the AS Cypria from Tanger Med to Rijeka, the EM Corfu from Aliaga (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Malta from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo...

  • 17 per cent tax is good for business, jobs and country

    17 per cent tax is good for  business, jobs and country

    We have had continuous economic growth in Malta for many years now. GDP has risen from €6.9 billion in 2011 to €8.8bn in 2015, an impressive €1.9bn or 27.5 per cent. The country is passing through a cycle of prosperity, so why talk about lowering...

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