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  • MSE Share Index posts 3-day positive streak

    MSE Share Index posts 3-day positive streak

    The MSE Share Index climbed by a further 0.19% to 4,734.735 points today as the gains registered in the share prices of BOV, GO and HSBC outweighed the 0.4% decline in MIA. Trading volumes were weak today as only €0.14 million worth of shares...

  • High dividend paying stocks in euro

    A lot of Maltese investors want to earn interest on their investment. It is not an option for many Maltese to opt for an asset class which does not pay out some form of income. I’m assuming that the majority of these investors would not need the...

  • Out of pocket, Italians fall out of love with the euro

    Out of pocket, Italians fall out of love with the euro

    When the Italian central bank’s deputy governor joined a radio phone-in show last week, many callers asked why Italy didn’t ditch the euro and return to its old lira currency. A few years ago such a scenario, that Salvatore Rossi said would lead...

  • French 2017 deficit reduction target ‘is very hard to achieve’

    The French government’s public deficit reduction target for 2017 would be “very difficult” to achieve, as it underestimated a rise in public spending and set overly optimistic tax income forecasts, France’s auditing court said yesterday. “For...

  • Qatar says oil market can cope with higher shale production

    Qatar says oil market can cope with higher shale production

    Higher oil prices might boost shale oil production but the global oil market could accommodate this as demand remained healthy, Qatar’s energy minister said yesterday. “The market is gradually accommodating for shale oil as well as shale gas – the...

  • Political jitters lift gold and dent euro

    Political uncertainty ahead of European elections gave nervous investors a reason to sell the euro and kept French government debt under pressure yesterday, while the price of safe-haven gold hit three-month highs. Wall Street stocks opened lower,...

  • EU proposes shorter extension of China solar duties

    The European Commission has softened a proposal to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels, a document seen by Reuters showed, after opposition from a majority of EU countries that want lower import prices. The Commission, which...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The MSC Alexandra from Singapore to Barcelona (John Ripard & Son Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime) today. The Maersk Tanjong from Port Said to Port Tangier, the BC Hamburg from...

  • €17m for Marseille cable

    €17m for Marseille cable

    A submarine fibre-optic cable linking Malta to Marseille in France would cost a maximum of €17 million – considerably less than anticipated, according to the executive chairman of the Malta Communications Authority Edward Woods. Finance Minister...

  • Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

    Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

    Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56 per cent of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European...

  • Interesting investments

    Interesting investments

    Investment options have been squeezed by low interest rates for a considerable time. However, this doesn’t mean that investors have no options – just that they need the right advice. Are you happy with the uptake of third pillar pension products?...

  • Communicating for the greater good

    Communicating for the greater good

    Maltapost has an essential role to play in promoting e-commerce, especially for local companies selling to local customers – and its rates for bulky mail could be a deterrent, the executive chairman of the Malta Communications Authority, Edward...

  • More than just a place to work

    More than just a place to work

    There are numerous office complexes planned for Mrieħel but for now, Regus’s area manager for Malta, Andrew Grech, remains convinced that Paceville is the place to be – with hardly any purpose-built office blocks available between Ta’ Xbiex and St...

  • Hanging on to our tax rate

    There are important considerations when an MEP decides to launch a melodramatic tirade against an EU member state. The first is who the MEP is and what his or her agenda might be – and let us not be naïve: there are always dots to connect. Second...

  • Sustainable development of solar energy

    Sustainable development of solar energy

    The promulgation of legislation facilitating investment in renewable sources of energy, together with financial incentives, have been instrumental in encouraging investment to achieve Malta’s 10 per cent benchmark in renewable energy, in...

  • New directors for PG Group

    New directors for PG Group

    PG Group has appointed John Zarb and Ramona Piscopo as chairman and director respectively. These appointments are aimed at strengthening the corporate governance of the board by creating the correct balance between the executive and non-executive...

  • Cordina NED at HSBC Bank Malta

    Cordina NED at HSBC Bank Malta

    Gordon Cordina has replaced Juanito Camilleri as non-executive director of HSBC Bank Malta. Dr Cordina presently operates as a consultant on economic matters at E-Cubed Consultants Ltd, where he also holds the role of executive director. Dr...

  • Directors Chambers adds two members

    Vanessa Vella and Liga Capkevica have joined Directors Chambers, strengthening its presence both in Malta and British Virgin islands. Dr Vella (bottom right) is a lawyer with experience in financial services including banking, insurance, funds,...

  • Mediterrania appoints senior director

    Mediterrania appoints senior director

    Mediterrania Capital Partners, the regional private equity firm focusing on growth investments for companies in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, has appointed Pacôme Zahabi as senior director for Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Abidjan. With...

  • Time to focus on dividends

    Time to focus on dividends

    Since the financial year-end of the large majority of companies listed on the Malta Stock Exchange is in December, these companies must publish their annual financial statements by April 30 at the latest. The annual financial reporting season will...