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  • MPG praises Malta’s NAIF framework

    Malta has addressed one of the biggest issues in European fund management – the speed to market – with its new Notified Alternative Investment Funds (NAIF) framework, according to Jeremy Leach, chief executive officer of the Managing Partners...

  • Money market report for the week ended May 20

    On Monday, May 16, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted the following day and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €49.95 billion, €1.49 billion...

  • Bayer offers to buy Monsanto

    German drugs and chemicals group Bayer AG said it made an offer to buy US seeds company Monsanto Co for $122 per share in cash, or a total value of $62 billion including debt, to create the world’s biggest agricultural supplier. Bayer said...

  • Ryanair to cut prices sharply as European fare war looms

    Ryanair to cut prices sharply as European fare war looms

    Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, is prepared for a fare war to break out later this year and will cut its own fares sharply to increase its market share to sustain profits, it said yesterday. The Irish airline, Europe’s largest by...

  • Bail-in level for eurozone banks to be set case-by-case – EU Commission

    The European Commission yesterday adopted a regulation clarifying that there would be no harmonised minimum level of banks’ assets that can be wiped out by regulators when a lender is wound down, a move that slightly softens requirements for...

  • Dollar up on rate hike talk as stocks flat

    Global stock markets were little changed and the US dollar gained yesterday as investors weighed the possibility that US interest rates could soon be raised. Commodities were weak across the board. Oil prices fell and were on track for a fourth...

  • MSE share Index registers 3-day negative streak

    MSE share Index registers 3-day negative streak

    The MSE Share Index opened the week in the red as it shed 0.14% to 4,541.868 points – the third consecutive decline for the local equity benchmark. Trading activity remained subdued as only €229,000 worth of shares changed hands.  The 3.1% decline...

  • 159 super yachts at Grand Harbour Marina in 2015

    159 super yachts at Grand Harbour Marina in 2015

    Grand Harbour Marina hosted 159 super yachts last year, a slight improvement on the 154 it had hosted in 2014.  “Undoubtedly, the location of Grand Harbour Marina set against the timeless backdrop of historical fortifications of Fort St Angelo and...

  • French insurer AXA divests €1.8b from tobacco

    French insurer AXA divests €1.8b from tobacco

    French insurer AXA plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry, citing the impact of smoking on public health, and said it plans to sell its €1.8 billion of assets in the sector. AXA said it would divest its 200 million euros of equity...

  • The greatest market traders of all time

    The greatest market traders of all time

    While all investors must trade, a "trader" by profession does not technically make investments. An investment must promise a certain amount of safety of principal and an adequate promise of return. Investors make informed decisions after careful...

  • Ryanair plans sharp cuts to ticket prices as 'fare war' looms

    Ryanair plans sharp cuts to ticket prices as 'fare war' looms

    Irish low-cost giant Ryanair plans to cut fares sharply in coming months, but said it expects to boost profit by boosting its share of an increasingly competitive European short-haul market. The airline, Europe's largest by passenger numbers,...

  • Bayer announce €55 billion bid for Monsanto

    Bayer announce €55 billion bid for Monsanto

    German drugs and chemicals group Bayer AG said it had made an offer to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co for $122 per share in cash, or a total value of $62 billion (€55 billion), to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier. Bayer said...

  • Regulating the regulators

    Regulating the regulators

    Many argue that we have never had so much regulation imposed on every aspect of our lives. Increasing sensitivity to health and safety issues at work and elsewhere, a growing awareness of consumers’ rights as well as the need to ensure that the...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Tim-S from Tanger Med to Gebze, the Vega Carina from Sfax to Algiers, the CMA CGM Medea from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta, the BF Nilou from Tunis, the Viona from Antwerp to Alexandria (all CMA CGM Malta Agency...

  • As Brexit vote looms, US banks in UK review their European commitments

    As Brexit vote looms, US banks in UK review their European commitments

    If Britain votes to leave the European Union in June, some US banks could give up parts of their business in the bloc altogether. The option is an extreme scenario under consideration by some Wall Street firms if the terms of an exit, currently a...

  • Use of cloud for core HR processes on the increase

    Use of cloud for core HR processes on the increase

    During the third quarter of 2015, PwC surveyed over 650 companies around the world about their organisation’s use of HR technology. The research shows that HR’s big bet on cloud is still dominating the change agenda at an ever increasing rate. In...

  • New appointments at APS Bank

    New appointments at APS Bank

    Wilhelm Attard and Anthony Buttigieg have joined APS Bank as head of Operations Support and head of Retail and Commercial Banking, respectively. Mr Attard has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, most recently with HSBC and previously...

  • Contactless payments technology on the rise

    Contactless payments technology on the rise

    Cashiers and customers across Malta and Gozo have new reasons to exchange smiles instead of cash as more retailers adopt Contactless payment technology in 2016. This is now possible as Global Payments have successfully managed to certify the...

  • Two thirds of UK private equity specialists will vote against Brexit

    A survey carried out by RSM among private equity specialists has revealed that two thirds are planning to vote to remain in the EU when British voters take to the polling booths on June 23, with only a fifth saying they would be voting to...

  • MSE index down 0.33%

    MSE index down 0.33%

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index added a further 0.33 per cent to the previous week’s 0.1 per cent decline, to close the third week of May lower at 4,548.199 points. Gains in the share prices of four equities, primarily the large cap equites...