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  • Pathway to deregulation

    US equities continue to rally this week on continued optimism of increased fiscal spending by the Trump administration when they take office. For what has for many months been depicted as a disaster scenario in investors’ eyes is now turning into...

  • IBM invests in UK data centres as tech sector defies Brexit worries

    IBM invests in UK data centres as tech sector defies Brexit worries

    Global IT group IBM will triple the number of its cloud data centres in Britain, it said yesterday, joining Facebook and Google in investing in the UK after its vote to leave the EU. IBM said it would build four new data centres to meet demand...

  • Oil prices rise to highest this month on hopes of Opec deal

    Oil prices rise to highest this month on hopes of Opec deal

    Oil prices rose yesterday to their highest this month as a growing consensus emerged in the market that Opec would overcome internal disputes and scepticism to strike a deal that materially reduces crude output. Some warned a failure by the...

  • Wall Street hits record highs as dollar up vs yen

    US and European shares rose yesterday, with Wall Street’s three main stock indexes hitting record highs for a second straight day, on expectations that markets would benefit from US President-elect Donald Trump’s policies. The Dow topped 19,000...

  • Where do we go from here?

    In her testimony about the outlook before the Joint Economic Committee, US Federal Reserve chairwoman gave investors further reason to believe that a rate hike is imminent and the market is now pricing in an almost certainty of a rate hike in the...

  • 2017 ‘will end a decade of global monetary easing’

    2017 ‘will end a decade of global monetary easing’

    Next year will be the first since 2006 that there will be no big monetary policy easing across the world’s leading industrialised nations, signifying the end of the 35-year bull market in bonds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said yesterday. Having...

  • Black Friday expected to be a record-breaking online affair this year

    Black Friday expected to be a record-breaking online affair this year

    Spending on Britain’s Black Friday discount shopping day is forecast to break last year’s record takings, though it is expected to be predominantly an online affair this year. Last year marked a change in the nature of the event imported from the US.

  • The future of the accountancy profession

    The future of the accountancy profession

    The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) is having its biennial conference at Corinthia Hotel in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, on Friday. This year’s theme – ‘Disruptive Innovation: Adapting for your Tomorrow’ – focuses on the multifaceted...

  • British PM hints she may be open to transitional agreement with EU

    British PM hints she may be open to transitional agreement with EU

    Prime Minister Theresa May pledged yesterday to address business concerns that Britain could fall off a “cliff edge” into uncertain trading conditions after leaving the EU, hinting at some form of a transitional agreement. It was the strongest...

  • Oil rally boosts equity markets while US stocks close to peaking

    US stocks climbed yesterday to approach a record peak, and European equity markets also advanced, thanks to strong gains in the energy sector as oil prices touched a three-week high. Brent crude surged more than three per cent to $48.30, its...

  • Money market report for the week ended November 18

    On Monday, November 14, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on Tuesday, November 15, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €32.64 billion, €1.19...

  • Focus on Medserv's interim directors' statement

    The MSE Share Index opened the week minimally lower at 4,503.907 points as the declines in five equities slightly outweighed the gains registered in another four shares. Meanwhile, FIMBank, MIA and Santumas Shareholdings all closed the day...

  • Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple is to replace faulty batteries in some iPhone 6s handsets that cause the smartphone to "unexpectedly shut down", the technology giant has said. The iPhone maker is asking any users of the 6s who have encountered the issue to visit an Apple...

  • Top 5 Stocks in the S&P 500 after Trump

    Top 5 Stocks in the S&P 500 after Trump

    On November 9 2016, the world woke up to a new reality: Donald Trump elected as the 45th President of the United States.The Republican victory ended up being the opposite of what investors had originally feared; markets rallied like there is no...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The AS Cypria from Aliaga to Tanger Med (CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferrry Malta from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (both Sullivan Maritime), the Green Fast (Ploce...

  • The future of retirement

    The future of retirement

    Many would love to retire from work at the age of 50, embark on a round-the-world cruise and take life easy after years of having to deal with a nasty boss and even nastier workmates. This is the staff that dreams are made of. But real life is...

  • Trump: What it means for investors

    Trump: What it means for investors

    On November 9 the world woke up to a new reality. Donald Trump is set to be the 45th US President. Below is a question and answer session with two investment managers at Calamatta Cuschieri. Kristian Camenzuli (KC) will be tackling questions on...

  • Faculty forum seeks better collaboration with industry

    The University’s Faculty of Econo­mics, Management and Accoun­tancy (Fema) recently launched the Fema Business Forum. Its aims are to ensure better active collaboration on various fronts between faculty staff and industry, to develop a platform to...

  • Export training accredited by the University

    Export training accredited by the University

    A 10-week training course that Trade Malta promotes with early-stage exporters is being accredited as a unit within the University of Malta’s Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course is designed for SMEs interested in exporting and...

  • Shireburn software chosen for Pama Shopping Village

    Shireburn’s shopping mall management software solution, CA+, has been chosen to manage the Pama Shopping Village, connecting all the retail and food and beverage outlets to the company’s Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA) mall software. By using CA+,...