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  • The 2015 dividend league table

    The 2015 dividend league table

    An article on the dividend league table has now become an annual event following the conclusion of the annual financial reporting season on April 30. The dividend league table is based on the net dividend yield and not the gross yield by each of...

  • US stocks tread water as Fed minutes loom

    US stocks were little changed, staying near their record highs, in quiet afternoon trading yesterday as investors await the minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting for hints on when interest rates will be increased. Stock market volumes...

  • Universe card – a brand-new payment card

    Universe card – a brand-new payment card

    Living your life to the maximum is possible with the Universe card – a brand-new payment card for people who are going places. With worldwide benefits and complete with 24/7 global concierge services, it is a guaranteed gateway to the high...

  • German retailer Metro in talks over sale of store chain

    German retailer Metro in talks over sale of store chain

    German retailer Metro yesterday confirmed that it was in talks over the sale of department store chain Kaufhof, adding it could do a deal if the price and strategy were right. A Metro spokesman said the group had not reached any decisions yet and...

  • Fitch reviews BOV support rating

    Fitch reviews BOV support rating

    Fitch Ratings are currently reviewing the issue of sovereign support for banks globally. As part of this exercise, the agency has announced that BOV’s support rating has been reviewed downwards from ‘2’ to ‘5’. The support rating evaluates the...

  • Brighter outlook for M&S after profit rise

    British retailer Marks & Spencer raised hopes that it has finally rediscovered a winning formula as it reported a rise in annual profit for the first time in four years and its intention to return excess cash to shareholders. After a poor...

  • Malta International Risk Congress at Hilton Malta

    It’s not too late to reserve your space at this year’s Malta International Risk Congress on June1-2 at the Hilton, St Julian’s. A great line-up of expert speakers will be discussing risk regulation and its impact on European and international...

  • Altice and Time Warner Cable talks ongoing – source

    Altice’s acquisition of US cable group Suddenlink has not dampened its interest in buying much larger Time Warner Cable, a source familiar with the matter said. “Altice is very keen on Time Warner Cable,” the person said after Altice’s...

  • Malta to hold first logistics managers & practitioners forum with HSBC’s support

    Malta to hold first logistics managers & practitioners forum with HSBC’s support

    Building on last year’s inaugural TransLog events that sparked a new wave of interest in the transport and logistics potential of Malta, the first edition of the logistics managers & practitioners forum will be held on Friday, June 19. Supported...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Leonie P from Algers, the Sirius from Alexandria to Iskenderun, the Hoheplate from Sfax to Annaba, the CMA CGM Pelleas from Jeddah to Valencia (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Venezia...

  • New trading portal launched

    New trading portal launched

    There’s a new trading portal in town – Tomato. Users can also upload the items they wish to sell in a simple and secure manner. It’s a sure-fire way to transform unwanted stuff into much-needed cash. Tomato.com.mt allows sellers to showcase an...

  • The latest in laminate flooring

    The latest in laminate flooring

    A market leader in the local scene, M. Demajo (Timbers) Ltd is proud to introduce one of its latest products – the Kaindl 10mm narrow plank laminate flooring which is a first of its kind in Malta, offering style, strength and durability all at...

  • HSBC share price tumbles to 4-week low

    The share price of HSBC continued to decline and tumbled by 2.3 per cent to a fresh four-week low of €1.80 across 20 deals totalling 57,812 shares. The decline in HSBC’s share price offset the gains registered in four other active equities leading...

  • Why Budweiser is the king for shareholders

    The name Anheuser Busch (ABI) might not ring a bell for many beer lovers. However, if I were to say that this Company brews famous brands like Budweiser, Corona, Beck’s and Stella Artois (to mention a few) you’ll appreciate what I have to say even...

  • When trademarks cause confusion

    The EU’s General Court has once again shed light on which factors must be taken into consideration to establish whether two trademarks could cause confusion. If such confusion exists, it would not be possible for both marks to be registered as...

  • UK inflation negative for first time since the 1960s

    UK inflation negative for first time since the 1960s

    Britain’s annual rate of consumer price inflation fell below zero for the first time since the 1960s, official figures showed yesterday, pushed down by lower travel costs due to an early Easter. The Office for National Statistics said consumer...

  • UK’s Osborne says country not facing ‘damaging deflation’

    UK’s Osborne says country not facing ‘damaging deflation’

    Britain is not facing “damaging deflation” and is well-equipped to stave off the risk of this happening, Finance Minister George Osborne said yesterday after data showed consumer price inflation fell below zero in March. “We should not mistake...

  • Athens sees EU deal soon

    Greece’s labour minister said yesterday Athens would soon conclude a deal with its foreign creditors that could unlock further loans to the cash-starved country. Greece’s new government has been in talks with its EU and International Monetary Fund...

  • Equities gain, euro tumbles as ECB hints at faster debt purchases

    Equities around the world jumped yesterday and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its one trillion euro bond-buying programme over the next two months. The dollar gained 1.6 per cent against the euro and was...

  • Vodafone registers quarterly sales rise

    Vodafone registers quarterly sales rise

    Britain’s Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years yesterday in the clearest sign yet that Europe’s mobile market is edging towards recovery. The world’s second largest mobile operator has been hit hard by...