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  • EU’s top diplomat says China’s New Silk Road must be open to Europeans

    EU’s top diplomat says China’s New Silk Road must be open to Europeans

    Projects along China’s New Silk Road must be open to Europeans, the EU’s top diplomat said yesterday, as China’s prepares its first summit dedicated to the ambitious plan to link Asia, Africa and Europe. President Xi Jinping has championed what...

  • Stocks gain ahead of French election

    The euro and stocks on major markets recovered yesterday as a market-friendly presidential candidate held the lead ahead of Sunday’s first-round election in France. Former French finance minister, Emmanuel Macron, remained atop the polls for...

  • Share index relatively unchanged

    The share index closed today’s session relatively unchanged at 4,717.813 points as the uplifts in BOV and Plaza were offset by declines in GO and RS2. Meanwhile, a further six equities retained their previous closing price. Bank of Valletta moved...

  • Sell in May and go away

    "Sell in May and go away is an investment strategy for stocks based on a theory that the period from November to April has significantly stronger growth on average than the other months. Typically an investor would sell at the start of May and...

  • Challenging period for Medserv

    On April 5, Medserv plc published its 2016 financial statements as well as its updated Financial Analysis Summary which included the 2017 financial forecasts. Moreover, the UK-based research house, Edison Investment Research, published an updated...

  • World stocks edge up

    World stock indexes mostly rose yesterday following mostly upbeat US corporate earnings, while US bond prices and gold fell as markets indicated improving risk sentiment. The dollar recovered from recent weakness against the euro and the...

  • S. Korea, US trade agreement review

    A key policy adviser to South Korea’s presidential frontrunner said yesterday he does not expect a renegotiated free trade agreement with the United States to hurt trade between the two major export nations. “Statistics show the US has achieved...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Antwerp from Algiers to Algiers, the Maersk Regensburg from Algiers to Annaba, the Maersk Arizona from Sfax to Misurata (all Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Catania (Sullivan...

  • More than seven in 10 institutional investors see ‘hard’ Brexit – research

    More than seven in 10 institutional investors see ‘hard’ Brexit – research

    More than seven in 10 (73 per cent) institutional investors believe Brexit will be ‘hard’, including 29 per cent who believe it will be ‘very hard’, research by Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group, reveals. More...

  • Google Earth releases update featuring Sir David Attenborough

    Google Earth releases update featuring Sir David Attenborough

    Google Earth has received an update "two years in the making" that includes new guided nature tours from Sir David Attenborough. The exploration app, which enables users to explore the planet thanks to satellite imagery captured by the technology...

  • The final straight to the Élysée

    The French go out to vote Sunday in what seems to be one of the most undecided presidential elections in recent French history.The failure of the Socialists and the Republicans to get either of their candidates within the polls’ top two...

  • Greek debt must be sustainable for IMF to join bailout – Lagarde

    Greek debt must be sustainable for IMF to join bailout – Lagarde

    The International Monetary Fund would not take part in a bailout programme for Greece if it deemed the country’s debt unsustainable, the international lender’s chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview published yesterday. Greece needs to...

  • China to gather friends for big summit on New Silk Road

    China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation: the Italian prime minister. President...

  • Banned at sea: Venezuela’s crude stained oil tankers

    Banned at sea: Venezuela’s crude stained oil tankers

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean Sea, workers in scuba suits scrub crude oil by hand from the hull of the Caspian Galaxy, a tanker so filthy it can’t set sail in international waters. The vessel is among many that are contaminated at two...

  • Enhancing medical devices safety

    The recent adoption by the European Parliament of two Regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices signifies peace of mind for all EU citizens. Ranging from simple contact lenses and plasters to sophisticated pacemakers...

  • Risk aversion hits stocks, dollar as sterling jumps

    Stock indexes and the US dollar fell yesterday as a snap general election call in Britain added to a growing list of uncertainties for investors, including saber-rattling in the Korean Peninsula and an election in France. US vice president Mike...

  • Malta Stock Exchange doubles its daily trading hours

    Malta Stock Exchange doubles its daily trading hours

    The Malta Stock Exchange has doubled its daily trading hours from three to six, bringing it in line with standards applied by other European stock exchanges.  The extended trading hours, which came into effect today, also form part of initiatives...

  • MFSA issues warning about virtual currency OneCoin

    MFSA issues warning about virtual currency OneCoin

    The operators of a website and Facebook page promoting a virtual currency named 'OneCoin' are not regulated or authorised entities, Malta's financial watchdog has warned. The MFSA also warned the general public that OneCoin "is not a currency...

  • BOV reaches new 10-year high

    BOV reaches new 10-year high

    As the Malta Stock Exchange held its first extended trading session (from 09:30 am to 15:30 pm), the MSE Share Index remained in negative territory with a further marginal dip to 4,703.205 points as the declines across six equities (including...

  • TheStudentCampus wins Best Tech Startup

    TheStudentCampus wins Best Tech Startup

    TheStudentCampus was named Malta's Best Tech Startup during the annual MCA eBusiness Awards hosted by the Malta Communications Authority. It was selected as winner based on its high potential of growth, its unique selling proposition and the...