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  • Saudis, oil majors discuss gas investments ahead of giant IPO

    Saudis, oil majors discuss gas investments ahead of giant IPO

    Saudi Arabia and international oil companies have discussed gas venture opportunities inside the kingdom and abroad as part of the top crude-exporting country’s drive to diversify investments before the listing of national energy giant Saudi...

  • Freezing accounts across borders

    Under the domestic laws of most member states, a creditor is permitted to request the court to issue warrants against its debtor to safeguard a money claim. A creditor seeking to recover a debt will most commonly try to do so by taking out...

  • Investors play safe around the world as Syria tensions rise

    Nervous investors sought shelter in gold, Treasuries and the yen yesterday as tensions between the United States and Russia over Syria took centre-stage after comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. United States indexes were lower while...

  • Understanding asset allocation decision-making

    Investors with global portfolios of equities and bonds are generally aware that their asset allocation decisions, the proportions of funds they invest in the different asset classes, their regional exposures as well as the degree of currency...

  • BOJ paints brighter picture of regional Japan, Trump uncertainty niggles

    BOJ paints brighter picture of regional Japan, Trump uncertainty niggles

    The Bank of Japan offered its most optimistic view of the country’s regional economies in nearly a decade, even as some firms warned that uncertainty over US President Donald Trump’s trade policies could affect their capital expenditure plans. BOJ...

  • Tesla overtakes GM to become most valuable US car maker

    Tesla overtakes GM to become most valuable US car maker

    For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable US car maker is not based in Detroit. Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc overtook General Motors yesterday to become the US car maker with the largest market capitalisation as the...

  • Regulators investigate Barclays CEO over whistleblowing case

    Regulators investigate Barclays CEO over whistleblowing case

    British regulators are investigating Barclays chief executive Jes Staley and the bank itself over the handling of a whistleblowing incident, the bank said yesterday. The investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential...

  • Money market report for the week ended April 7

    On April 3, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on April 4 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €13.17 billion, €1.58 billion lower than the bid...

  • 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...