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  • Global stocks fall as investors take profits

    Stocks around the globe turned lower yesterday as investors sold equities ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting a day after two Fed officials said US short-term interest rates could rise as soon as next month. The...

  • IHI slides nearly 6.0%

    IHI slides nearly 6.0%

    The MSE Share Index erased yesterday’s gains as it slipped by 0.54% to 4,414.806 points today. Much of the decline in the index was due to the 5.8% slump in the share price of International Hotel Investments plc which retracted to the €0.612 level...

  • Keep following the indicators

    Investing in financial markets requires its fair share of decision making. Assuming individuals are rational in their decisions, market knowledge would want to be known beforehand for a better understanding of the state an economy is in. In...

  • Workers’ right to unused leave

    An employee remains entitled to an allowance by way of compensation for any days of annual leave not taken in the course of his employment even when the said employee himself decides to retire from the job, the Court of Justice of the European...

  • BHP Billiton says commodity price ‘free fall’ over

    BHP Billiton says commodity price ‘free fall’ over

    BHP Billiton reported a record $6.4 billion annual loss yesterday, hammered by a bad bet on shale, a dam disaster in Brazil and a commodities slump, but sounded a note of optimism as prices stabilise and its costs fall. The world’s biggest mining...

  • Stocks fall while bond yields rise

    Wall Street stocks followed European and Asian bourses lower yesterday, retreating from record highs touched on Monday, after weak US data and comments by an influential Federal Reserve policymaker that the US central bank could raise interest...

  • GO share price at a 12-week high

    GO share price at a 12-week high

    The MSE Share Index kicked-off this shortened week on a positive note as it edged up by 0.28% to 4,438.659 points. Activity was spread across eight equities, with six of them closing higher whilst only HSBC and Lombard registered declines. Trading...

  • Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Google takes on FaceTime and Skype with video calling app

    Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google launched Google Duo today, pitting it directly against Apple Inc's FaceTime, which allows video calls only between...

  • Creating job opportunities and meeting increased market demand

    Creating job opportunities and meeting increased market demand

     Turnover is for show, but cashflow is king. A solid strategy for your company’s accounts goes a long way to help your business stay healthy and solvent. If guidance for your accounting and tax requirements is what you need, then a reliable...

  • It's all about the coupon

    It's all about the coupon

    A fixed income instrument (bond) is a financial instrument which, at inception, involves the exchange of monies between two parties to a transaction in exchange for claims on the underlying features and characteristics of the bond. Simply put, a...

  • A new guide to the world of casinos

    A new guide to the world of casinos

    The land-based casino scene in Malta is evolving dramatically, as well as the online gaming industry. Since February, Malta's casino scene made the headlines with the grand opening of the new Olympic Group Casino Malta, for which Prime Minister...

  • Ferraris and fine wines lure investors hit by rate ructions

    Ferraris and fine wines lure investors hit by rate ructions

    Alternative investments such as a Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, a rare blue diamond or a case of Romanee-Conti Grand Cru wine from Burgundy are going mainstream as investors grapple with ultra-low interest rates and volatile stocks. Spooked by the end...

  • Pros and cons of Cloud HR

    Soaring to new heights of value with Cloud human resources demands bold transformation schemes that facilitate integration of people, processes and technology, according to a recent KPMG International survey. Nowadays, businesses are facing...

  • Money market report for the week ended August 12

    On Monday, August 8, 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 €41.62 billion, €1.37 billion...

  • China signals growth, not political disputes, should dominate G20

    China expects next month’s summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than disputes like the South China Sea, senior officials said yesterday. The summit of the world’s 20 biggest...

  • Russia says oil market talks with Saudi developing – newspaper

    Russia, the world’s top oil producer, is consulting with Saudi Arabia and other producers to achieve oil market stability, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, adding that the door is still open for more discussions on freezing output levels if...

  • US stocks hit record highs on oil rise

    Wall Street stocks rose to record highs yesterday, boosted by expectations for continued monetary policy easing around the globe and a jolt in oil prices, which jumped on speculation the world’s top producers may be open to a production cut. The...

  • Rescuing our troubled youth

    Rescuing our troubled youth

    It has never been more difficult to be a young person. This may be an overstatement but we cannot deny that the tragic incidents we are seeing in the US, Europe and Japan where young people suffering from depression or some other mental illness...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Vega Sigma from Annaba to El Khoms, the Viona from Le Havre to Alexandria, the Tim-S from Aliaga to Tanger Med (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd) and the MV Eurocargo Napoli from Salerno to Salerno (Sullivan...

  • ‘Focused on making health affordable in 21st century’

    ‘Focused on making health affordable in 21st century’

    Ivan Bartolo, CEO of health IT solutions company 6PM, speaks to Anthony Manduca about his drive to revolutionise the health market and the progress of 6PM’s emCare subsidiary company. Malta must wake up to the fact that its health service will...