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  • One-stop business aviation company offers host of services

    One-stop business aviation company offers host of services

    Hyperion Aviation offers turnkey management solutions, having significant experience in strategy, planning, management, marketing, sales, finance and aircraft maintenance. The company has invested considerable amounts into its processes and...

  • CSB Legal joins Interlegal network

    CSB Group’s boutique law firm, CSB Legal, is now a member of Interlegal, a prominent and comprehensive network formed by independent law firms in over 30 countries. CSB Legal’s membership application was formally considered at the network’s...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    ■ We do not have an automatic right to return non-faulty goods. ■ We should always check with the seller if an exchange or return is possible before concluding a sale. ■ When purchasing gifts we should always request a gift receipt with the terms...

  • MFSA defends its BOV record

    MFSA defends  its BOV record

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has defended its role as the regulator of Bank of Valletta, saying the IMF had always praised it and that BOV supervision was actually in the hands of a Joint Supervisory Team. Fitch Ratings London on...

  • RS2 continues its expansion

    The RS2 Group has progressed with its strategy of establishing worldwide presence through its subsidiaries in the United States and the Philippine, with offices now operational in Denver and Manila. In addition to the new licence and processing...

  • Banking equities drag index lower

    The Malta Stock Exchange index fell for the second consecutive week, closing the week 1.4 per cent lower at 4,442.867 points. The week was characterised by a drop in equity prices of listed local banks. Elsewhere, the sovereign bond market was...

  • Dow, S&P 500 hit record highs while dollar loses steam

    Key US equity indexes swept to record intraday highs on Black Friday thanks to gains in consumer staple stocks, while European shares also advanced, and a stabilisation in US Treasury yields led investors to sell the dollar. The small cap Russell...

  • Azerbaijan signals Opec wants big cuts from non-Opec producers

    Opec may ask oil producers outside the cartel to make big cuts in output, Azerbaijan said, highlighting the challenges in striking a deal as the two sides enter the final stages of talks aimed at cutting production to stabilise prices. The oil...

  • Daily currrency report

    The euro fell even further against the US dollar this week, moving firmly into the danger zone around the $1.05 trading level. To put that level into perspective, over the past two years, the EUR/USD rate has traded in a 17 per cent range from...

  • Company briefs

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry’s SME Committee is organising an information session on Monday to give an overview of the changes in the VAT system which the European Commission proposed in the VAT Action Plan issued earlier...

  • Wall Street ends at record highs as dollar loses steam

    Wall Street ends at record highs as dollar loses steam

    Key stock indexes on Wall Street swept to record intraday and closing highs on Black Friday thanks to gains in consumer staple and technology shares, while European stocks climbed and a stabilisation in US Treasury yields promoted investors to...

  • Credit rating downgrade pulls BOV to a 3-month low

    Credit rating downgrade pulls BOV to a 3-month low

    The MSE Share Index moved lower for the third consecutive day as it declined by a further 0.62% to a near six-week low of 4,442.867 points reflecting the declines in the share prices of BOV and RS2. Week-on-week, the local equity Index lost 1.37%...

  • Liquidity concerns in a weak market

    One out of the many considerations investors should make in investment decisions is to ascertain how liquid an instrument is, both at the time of purchase as well as at the time of divestiture. Equities, bonds, currencies and collective investment...

  • The developing scenario

    When Donald Trump was elected to become the next president of the United States of America, I had commented that the emerging political sentiment we saw this year (Trump’s own election and the UK referendum result in favour of Brexit) goes against...

  • Political upheaval raises stability risk across the eurozone – ECB

    Financial stability risk was rising in the eurozone and concerns may re-emerge about some countries’ ability to sustain their debt, potentially raising pressure on the bloc’s weakest sovereigns, the European Central Bank said yesterday. In an...

  • Commission’s initiative to give boost to EU start-ups

    The EU Commission’s Start-up and Scale-up Initiative has been launched to pull together all the possibilities that the EU already offers start-ups, adding new focus on venture capital investment, insolvency law and taxation. Many new firms do not...

  • Age discrimination not always illegal

    It is not illegal to discriminate between candidates for a job on the basis of age when the possession of particular physical abilities are strictly and genuinely a pre-requisite for the job in question, the Court of Justice of the European Union...

  • Dollar pulls back after skittling world currencies

    The dollar surged to a near 14-year high before pulling back on Thursday, clocking up records against a range of other top world currencies and skittling emerging markets. Stronger data from the world’s biggest economy had underpinned the...

  • Globalisation and post-Trump investment ideas part II - Europe

    Globalisation and post-Trump investment ideas part II - Europe

    Anyone who read my article last week was treated to some thoughts about globalisation. As a bonus to readers I also shared some investment insight adequate for these turbulent times. I promised to continue the article this week. The euro and the...

  • The MGS market after Trump

    The MGS market after Trump

    In last week’s article, I documented the unexpected reaction across equity, bond and foreign exchange markets following the surprising election of the Republican nominee Donald Trump to the White House. From the various telephone calls and e-mails...