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  • Open weekend

    Building materials supplier Philip A. Tabone has launched a range of products, including concrete repair solutions, flooring systems, waterproofing products, insulation systems, scaffolding, shuttering and expansion joints, during an open weekend...

  • Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Transforming Malta’s spatial data infrastructure

    Malta will soon embark on a €7 million project which will seek to develop and implement a national spatial data infrastructure which will bring Malta to the forefront of geo-spatial technology. The project, which is being spearheaded by the...

  • Agreement is signed with Naxxar Lions FC

    Agreement is signed with Naxxar Lions FC

    Ving Insurance Brokers Ltd will be sponsoring the First Division Football Team, Naxxar Lions FC. The collaboration will act as a branding exercise for the new insurance broker as well as helping Naxxar Lions FC in its new project on international...

  • Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

    Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

    Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index...

  • BA owner IAG reports profit rise, share buyback

    BA owner IAG reports profit rise, share buyback

    British Airways owner IAG said it will return €500 million to investors after reporting higher annual profits yesterday, helped by cost-cutting and lower fuel costs. Europe’s largest airline group said annual operating profit rose 8.6 per cent to...

  • Positive announcements push index up

    As a direct consequence of positive published results by three listed companies with a considerable market cap, the MSE Index gained 0.13 per cent, to reach a fresh nine year high at 4,747.812 points. Furthermore, most of the other shares which...

  • Peugeot boss offers UK union reassuring words on Vauxhall plants

    Peugeot boss offers UK union reassuring words on Vauxhall plants

    The head of French carmaker PSA played down the threat to British plants as he discussed his potential takeover of GM’s European operations during a visit to London yesterday. Carlos Tavares, chief executive of Peugeot-maker PSA, has been on a...

  • Stocks fall, bond markets rally as Trump optimism starts to pause

    Key global stock markets fell yesterday as investors lowered bets that policies of US President Donald Trump would benefit economic growth, and instead favoured assets considered safer such as bonds and gold. Oil futures fell, pressuring energy...

  • Daily currency report

    The euro saw a quick spike midweek on the announcement from centrist politician François Bayrou that he will back Emmanuel Macron in an alliance. Polls had earlier indicated a small drop in support for Marine Le Pen, president of the National...

  • Share index closes virtually flat

    The share index closed the day practically unchanged at nearly 4,748 points on volumes amounting to €0.43 million. Week-on-week, the local equity index moved to yet another fresh nine-year high on the back of the gains in GO (+1.5%) and MIA...

  • The resilience in EM HY bonds

    Year-to-date EM high yield (HY) corporate bonds continued to show their resilience, despite the fact that expectations of monetary tightening continued to weigh over investor’s sentiment. Is it the greed of investors holding tight to their high...

  • Comfort in uncertainty

    In the past weeks I have often commented on the international political uncertainty that is having a negative impact on the economy, thereby generating economic uncertainty. However, the issue of uncertainty is also important at the micro level...

  • Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch

    Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch

    When Apple Inc. launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this winter, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as...

  • Barclays reports surprise increase in capital reserves

    Barclays reports surprise increase in capital reserves

    Barclays reported a surprise increase in its capital reserves yesterday thanks to the speedy sale of unwanted assets, helping the British bank put money aside as it braces for legal battles and worsening market conditions. Reporting results for...

  • Stocks set record highs, oil jumps on inventory drop

    Global stock prices posted record highs for a third straight session yesterday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in US crude inventories and comments by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about pursuing significant tax reform. The...

  • German consumer morale falls more than expected heading into March

    The mood among German consumers worsened more than expected heading into March to reach its lowest level in four months, a survey showed yesterday, citing rising inflation and economic risks linked to the policies of US President Donald Trump. The...

  • Heightened trading activity across equity market

    The share index retreated by 0.11% to 4,747.818 points from yesterday’s nine-year high of 4,752.876 points as the declines in the share prices of IHI (-1.5%), GO (-1.4%) and MIA (-1.2%) slightly outweighed the gains registered in Lombard (+4.9%),...

  • Exchange traded funds

    Exchange Traded Funds I will start off by defining an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). An ETF includes a basket of equities, bonds, commodities or assets which track an index. Take the Lyxor ETF DAX (DAX FP EQUITY) as an example. If you buy this ETF,...

  • German business morale brightens despite Trump, Brexit and French vote

    German business morale brightens despite Trump, Brexit and French vote

    German business morale was surprisingly buoyant this month, a survey showed yesterday, supporting expectations of a robust start to 2017 in Germany and the eurozone despite worries about US trade policies, Brexit and the French election. The...

  • UK farmers hold on to cash, cut investment on Brexit uncertainty

    British farmers are holding back on big investments as they brace for the UK’s exit from the European Union, their largest market and a vital source of subsidies. Agriculture enjoyed a brief boost after Britain voted to leave the bloc last June,...

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