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  • Heathrow chief welcomes Britain’s focus on business in Brexit talks

    Heathrow chief welcomes Britain’s focus on business in Brexit talks

    The boss of London’s Heathrow welcomed the government’s recent emphasis on protecting business in Brexit talks, as Europe’s biggest airport reported record passenger numbers yesterday. Heathrow is Britain’s biggest trade port, handling a quarter...

  • Dollar steady after Fed fall

    Stocks, bonds and commodities showed signs of fatigue yesterday, having been driven higher by signs that softening US inflation could see the Federal Reserve keeps its interest rates lower for even longer. MSCI’s 47-country All World share index...

  • New chairman for APS Bank

    New chairman for APS Bank

    Frederick Mifsud Bonnici has been appointed non-executive chairman of APS Bank. He succeeds Emmanuel P. Delia, who retires after 18 years at the helm. Joseph C. Caruana also retired as dDirector. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants...

  • Shareholders agree BOV share capital increase

    Shareholders agree BOV share capital increase

    Bank of Valletta shareholders expressed concern over a €360 million claim brought against the bank by Italian bond holders when they met at an extraordinary general meeting this morning. The shareholders were asked to approve four resolutions,...

  • An outlook after the second quarter results

    Daimler Daimler AG is a multinational automotive organisation headquartered in Germany that released its second quarter financial results for 2017. The results displayed figures that are ahead of expectation specifically, a 10% plus margin on auto...

  • The return of the euro

    The return of the euro

    In last week’s article, I explained the impact on the international and local bond markets from recent monetary policy statements as well as political developments in the US. Naturally, these events also influenced the currency markets. As a...

  • Twitter’s stock on the rise

    Twitter Inc. heads towards its quarterly earnings report with a stock that has risen more than 40 per cent since April when much of Wall Street was ready to write off the tech company. The company’s share price popped after its most recent...

  • UK charities hit by global crackdown on illegal funds

    UK charities hit by global crackdown on illegal funds

    More than 300 UK-based charities have had their bank accounts closed in the last two years after being caught up in a global crackdown on illegal money flows, forcing the government to explore how to allow them easier access to the financial...

  • Innovative solution for transporting temperature sensitive products

    Vienna Airport is offering a new and innovative concept – VIE Cool Handling – to transport temperature sensitive goods in air cargo. Four new customised reefer trailers enabling the improved transport of temperature-sensitive air cargo on the...

  • Brent crude oil gains and US stocks hit highs

    Brent crude oil’s rise back above $50 a barrel helped lift stocks on global markets yesterday, while upbeat earnings and economic data soothed worries the world economy may be headed for another slowdown. All three major US stock indexes hit...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Lotus from Trapani to Annaba, the Performance from Damietta to La Goulette (both CMA CGM Malta Agnecy Ltd), the Antwerp from Bejaia to Algiers (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) and the MV Eurocargo Malta...

  • Share index climbs to over 4-month high

    Following the minimal declines registered in the previous two trading sessions, the share index rebounded by 0.35% today to an over four-month high of 4,744.232 points as the gains in the share prices of six equities outweighed the small dip in...

  • New ifs Malta committee elected

    New ifs Malta committee elected

    Kenneth B. Micallef has been confirmed as president of the Institute of Financial Services Malta (ifs Malta) for another year. The committee also welcomed two new members: Jean Paul Attard and Christian Farrugia. The ifs Malta Committee for...

  • Mapping the investment route

    Mapping the investment route

    The European Central Bank kept a cautious tone in last week’s policy meeting, where Mario Draghi stressed the importance of keeping monetary easing measures on standby, for any significant weakening in economic data. Having said that, tapering...

  • Winners of competition announced

    Winners of competition announced

    Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a higher education institution licensed by the National Commission for Further & Higher Education and an Affiliate Institution of the University of London, announced the winners of the first Make Your...

  • 6PM taken off Stock Exchange lists

    6PM taken off Stock Exchange lists

    6PM has been formally removed from its public listing, following its acquisition by British company Idox. The shareholders of 6PM Holdings plc received the voluntary public offer from Idox, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, last...

  • UK watchdog to require banks to publish data on service

    UK watchdog to require banks to publish data on service

    Banks in Britain will have to publish data every quarter from next year to show the quality of service they provide to customers to try to boost competition, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed yesterday. Performance based on set...

  • Fed, Trump keep dollar glum as Greece warms Europe

    The dollar sat at a more-than-one-year low while stocks climbed yesterday as investors bet that subdued US inflation and strains in Washington would limit Federal Reserve interest rate moves for the rest of the year. The Fed started a two-day...

  • Broad trading activity on the Stock Exchange

    The share index eased by 0.05% to 4,727.870 points as the declines in the share prices of five equities slightly outweighed the gains in seven other shares. GO, RS2 and Mapfre Middlesea closed the day unchanged. The most actively traded equity...

  • World needs $94 trillion spent on infrastructure by 2040 - report

    World needs $94 trillion spent on infrastructure by 2040 - report

    Nearly a fifth of the $94 trillion in global infrastructure investment needed by 2040 risks being unfunded if current spending trends continue, the G20-backed Global Infrastructure Hub said today. To close the spending gap, annual infrastructure...