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  • Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

    Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

    Alex Sceberras-Trigona, left, being congratulated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after being bestowed with the Grand Commander of the Order of Honour by Greek Ambassador Alexandros Rallis, centre, during a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister at...

  • Weekly advice

    • When consumers opt to pay by credit card, retailers cannot charge fees that exceed the cost incurred by the retailer for the processing of the money transaction. • When retailers decide to impose additional charges, if consumers opt to pay by...

  • Governments urged to open purse

    Advocates of a global infrastructure push foresee hundreds of billions of dollars of efficiently managed projects springing up across developed and developing nations alike, putting the unemployed to work while paving the way for stronger economic...

  • Go shares rally by 3.1 per cent

    The Malta Stock Exchange index partially erased last week’s positive performance as it fell by 0.36 per cent, to close at 3,338.554 points. Activity was spread across nine issues of which gainers, fallers and non-movers tallied at three. The two...

  • Growth worries slam stocks, oil, and emerging stock markets

    Stocks on major markets fell yesterday, with an index of global equities hitting a seven-month low, and oil slumped to a four-year low as worries about weak worldwide economic growth continued to take a toll on investor confidence. Most major...

  • China GDP at five-year low

    China’s economy likely grew at its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter as a property downturn weighed on demand, a Reuters poll showed, raising the chances of more aggressive policy steps that may include cutting interest...

  • Daily currency report

    After 12-weeks of consecutive gains, the US dollar’s advance across a broad range of currencies ran into a bit of trouble. The relative absence of economic data and event risk provided investors with an opportunity to book profits on built-up long...

  • FIMBank to enter Greek market

    FIMBank, the Malta-based trade finance specialist, has announced it is entering the Greek market and will be providing a comprehensive range of trade finance and banking solutions, targeting corporate clients, focusing on International as well as...

  • Go trades up to a new 2014 high

    Go trades up to a new 2014 high

    The share price of Go rallied by 3.5 per cent to close at a fresh multi-year high of €2.68 on increased volumes of 49,254 shares across 21 trades. Go remains the top performer of 2014 with a year-to-date increase of 46.8 per cent. Medserv also...

  • Culture of state dependence

    The issue of state dependence is likely to become an important topic for discussion in the coming weeks and months. From public statements made, it would appear that this is an issue that the government wants to address and the Opposition appears...

  • British Chambers of Commerce warns of ‘alarm bell’ for UK recovery

    British Chambers of Commerce warns of ‘alarm bell’ for UK recovery

    The British Chambers of Commerce warned of a “first alarm bell” for Britain’s rapid economic recovery after firms reported the weakest export growth in almost two years and a big slowdown in manufacturing. The BCC’s quarterly economic survey – the...

  • German recession fears mount as exports plunge

    German exports plunged in August by their largest amount since the height of the financial crisis and leading institutes slashed forecasts for growth, fuelling debate on whether Berlin is doing enough to prop up the domestic and European...

  • Listed firms’ cash reserves hit new high in Europe, ME, Africa

    Listed companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have built up cash reserves of €963 billion, according to a new report by Deloitte. The 1,200 listed companies in the region have added a further €47 billion to this surplus in the last 12...

  • Equities and dollar slump as global growth woes multiply

    Wall Street slumped yesterday as anxieties about global economic growth smothered a short-lived, Federal Reserve-sparked rally in equity markets around the world. The dollar gave up some gains from a remarkable three-month run-up and US benchmark...

  • Nissan gains momentum in Europe

    With 12 new product launches in the last 12 months, award-winning plants running at maximum capacity, global leadership in zero-emission mobility and a headlining role in European football for the next four years, Nissan has become a driving force...

  • MIA closes lower at €2.34 as other equities close unchanged

    The MSE Share Index declined marginally to 3,349.286 points as the only mover of the day was the share price of Malta International Airport plc which eased by 0.4% to €2.34 across 2 trades for a total of 6,250 shares. Earlier this week, the...

  • Differences over MIP project at airport

    Differences over MIP project at airport

    There are contrasting views on whether the development of a site within the airport perimeter would impact operations, with Malta International Airport saying it would not in any way restrict development, but sources insisting that it would. The...

  • Start-Up programme to be extended

    Start-Up programme to be extended

    Young Enterprise is going to repeat its Start-Up programme for entrepreneurs, building on the success of last year’s pilot programme. Start-Up is the natural progression for Young Enterprise, which over 26 years has grown from the HSBC Company...

  • Malta ‘naive’ to look at social digital games of skill – Bengtsson

    Malta ‘naive’ to look at social digital games of skill – Bengtsson

    Social digital games of skill are being seen by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority as the natural evolution for Malta from the i-gaming industry – but one of the main operators in Malta believes that this is “naive”. “Betsson looked at social...

  • MSE Share Index closes marginally higher in Q3

    MSE Share Index closes marginally higher in Q3

    During the third quarter of the year, the equity market benchmark closed 1.1 per cent higher at 3,333.187 points. Although the summer months are generally a quieter period for market activity on the Stock Exchange, trading activity across the...

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