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  • Trump considers trade order that could lead to duties – official

    Trump considers trade order that could lead to duties – official

    US President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to launch a trade investigation that could lead to supplemental duties in certain product categories, a Trump administration official said. Trump has made reducing US trade deficits a key...

  • Oil prices firm on strong demand, political uncertainty in Syria

    Oil prices were firm yesterday, supported by strong demand and political uncertainty in Syria, although another rise in US drilling activity kept a lid on gains. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil, were at $55.39 per barrel...

  • US stocks rise with oil futures, investors await earnings

    Wall Street stock indexes rose yesterday as higher oil futures boosted the energy sector and investors placed their bets ahead of the US quarterly corporate earnings season. However, United States Treasury yields dipped in advance of the...

  • Are Volkswagen shares driving forward?

    Are Volkswagen shares driving forward?

    About the company Volkswagen shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on May 28, 1937 by the German Labour Front and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group and is the largest automaker...

  • Excellence redefined for the 21st century

    Excellence redefined for the 21st century

    Political talk about the need for improved education to promote social mobility is never lacking. Educationists boast how much we are spending on education, on the new schools we are building, on the number of free gadgets we distribute to...

  • US South, not just Mexico, stands in way of Rust Belt jobs revival

    US South, not just Mexico, stands in way of Rust Belt jobs revival

    In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, this southern US port city has attracted a new Airbus factory, seen its steel industry retool, and gained thousands of jobs building the Navy’s new combat vessel. Some 300 miles north in Huntsville,...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Gerrit Braren from Alexandria to Algiers, the Repulse Bay from Algiers to Mersin, the CMA CGM Rabelais from Aliaga to Valencia, the AS Cypria from Koper to Damietta, the CMA CGM Verdi from Damietta to Salerno...

  • Sterling’s fate hangs on tone of Brexit negotiations – Reuters poll

    Sterling’s fate hangs on tone of Brexit negotiations – Reuters poll

    How Britain’s divorce negotiations with the European Union progress will decide whether sterling sinks possibly as low as $1.10 or bounces as high as $1.50 in the coming year, a Reuters poll of foreign exchange strategists has found. The pound is...

  • German February industry output surges in ‘extraordinary’ first-quarter

    German industrial output surged in February and the trade balance swelled as the engine room of Europe’s largest econo­my fired on all cylinders to satisfy demand at home and abroad, assuaging angst about rising protectionism. Industrial output...

  • University, STMicroelectronics sign collaboration agreement

    University, STMicroelectronics sign collaboration agreement

    The University of Malta and ST Microelectronics’ Malta plant have entered into a two-year collaboration agreement to conduct joint work on projects with the aim of maximizing manufacturing efficiency based on scientific knowledge. The University...

  • PwC showcases IT solutions to transform businesses

    ‘Business in action with cloud solutions’ was the theme of the recently held Digital Business Conference organised by PwC’s Academy. The aim of the conference was to bring together business leaders and IT professionals to explore innovative ways...

  • Esprimi and Informa Consultants sign strategic alliance

    Esprimi and Informa Consultants sign strategic alliance

    Esprimi, the market research arm of Business Leaders Malta, has signed a strategic alliance with Informa Consultants in its quest to provide a wider range of market research solutions. “At Business Leaders, we believe that the whole is greater...

  • The Blockchain disruption

    The Blockchain disruption

    Of all recent innovations that have or will profoundly change the world as we know it, one will be more disruptive than all others: the Blockchain. With the potential to redefine the economic fabric of contemporary society, the Blockchain is an...

  • Boston Multi Family Office shortlisted for two international awards

    Boston Multi Family Office has featured in the shortlists for two categories of the Wealth Briefing European Awards 2017. The company has been nominated for Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company of the Year and group director Katherine Ellis has...

  • Lombard and BOV shares reach new highs

    Lombard and BOV shares reach new highs

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index registered a 0.311 per cent decrease last week to close on Friday at 4,703.726 points. The major banks, namely Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), HSBC Bank Malta plc and Lombard Bank plc, together with International...

  • US manufacturing continues growing for 7th consecutive month

    According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), activity in the US manufacturing sector continued to expand in March for the seventh consecutive month. The headline index was in line with expectations at 57.2, though lower than the 57.7...

  • It’s not all glitter

    It’s not all glitter

    “Gold,” said the Swiss private banker, lowering his voice to a conspiratorial whisper, “is a very promising investment for the next few years ahead.” He had the looks of someone deeply pleased with himself when initiating a valued customer to such...

  • Company briefs

    The Malta Employers’ Association has welcomed the news that the government has managed to achieve a surplus in its budget. The association said that in its memorandum to the political parties before the last election, it had placed fiscal...

  • Look beyond just property to unlock investment potential

    Look beyond just property to unlock investment potential

    For many people, investing in bricks and mortar by buying second or subsequent properties makes financial sense. While this approach has advantages, there are also significant drawbacks and numerous factors to consider. Here we compare property to...

  • Trane seminar for engineers

    Trane seminar for engineers

    Trane, a leading provider of cooling, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems recently hosted an educational seminar for local engineers and maintenance personnel. The seminar, entitled ‘State of the art HVAC...