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  • RS2 close to 4 more managed services agreements

    RS2 close to 4 more managed services agreements

    The RS2 Group is in an advanced stage of contract negotiation for delivery of managed services to clients in Argentina, Australia, UK and Portugal. Completion of these new engagements is expected by the end of this year, trebling the number of...

  • Liquidity concerns in a weak market

    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...

  • China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt - Moody's

    China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt - Moody's

    China's structural reforms would slow the pace of its debt build-up but would not be enough to arrest it, and another credit rating cut for the country was possible down the road unless it got its ballooning credit in check, officials at Moody's...

  • The selfie generation

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the millennials. I attended a marketing research conference this week and it was indeed refreshing to note that the issues Maltese employers have with millennials are very similar to those being faced by employers in...

  • Central banks launch forex market code of conduct

    Central banks launch forex market code of conduct

    Regulators and leading financial firms launched a new code of conduct for global currency trading yesterday, including measures aimed at ensuring its universal adoption by the world’s major financial institutions. The code is a central element of...

  • The sound of a hybrid chip

    Laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices are all equipped with integrated circuits or chips, a set of electronic components embedded on a small flat piece of semi-conducting material. Songs are stored in a magnetic memory that can be...

  • Gold for Vienna Airport

    Airports Council International, the global association of airport operators, honoured Vienna Airport with the award in gold in the category Europe and 15-25 million passengers for its outstanding service quality. Angela Gittens, director general...

  • Stocks scale new peaks on retailer results, oil slips

    World stock markets scaled fresh highs yesterday, with key United States indexes lifted by rosy retailer results, while the US dollar dipped and oil prices fell after top oil producers extended output cuts for a shorter period than expected. The...

  • International crowdfunding platform launched

    International crowdfunding platform launched

    An international consortium including the Malta Communications Authority has launched a crowdfunding portal to help fund innovative ventures. ‘Crucial Crowdfunding’ is an ERASMUS+ supported project, and is designed for a wide stakeholder base...

  • MSE Share Index moves lower on weak volumes

    MSE Share Index moves lower on weak volumes

    The MSE Share Index erased some of yesterday’s gains as it dropped by 0.14% to 4,629.671 points today. Trading activity was subdued as only €0.15 million worth of shares changed hands. The most actively traded equity was Malta Properties Company...

  • Opec extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

    Opec extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

    Opec today decided to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, Opec delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years. The cuts are...

  • EU, US agree to work on increasing trade cooperation – Commission

    EU, US agree to work on increasing trade cooperation – Commission

    The European Union and the United States have agreed to start work on a plan to increase trade cooperation, a European Commission spokeswoman said today. "As far as the Commission is concerned, President Juncker insisted on intensifying trade...

  • The Home Depot – A stock to keep

    The Home Depot – A stock to keep

    About the company The Home Depot, Inc. is an American home improvement supplies retailing company that sells tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County of Atlanta,...

  • A comparison of the net debt to Ebitda across bond issuers

    A comparison of the net debt to Ebitda across bond issuers

    Over the past two weeks I published the return on equity league table and the dividend league table. The ROE and dividend yields are very important financial metrics for equity investors. From a bond perspective, other financial indicators are...

  • Stocks recover despite China downgrade­

    World stock markets recovered yesterday from initial losses after Moody’s first credit downgrade of China in 30 years, with investors turning their attention to US Federal Reserve minutes that could provide more certainty of a rate hike next...

  • Company briefs

    Go Beyond Investing, the international fintech platform has published ‘The Go Beyond Investor Report: The Making of an Asset Class: Winning Angel Investing Portfolio Strategies 2017’. Go Beyond Investing is a fintech company that has transformed...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Green Fast from Annaba to Annaba (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Catania (Sullivan Maritime) and the MSC Rosa M from Singapore to Barcelona (John Ripard & Co Ltd)...

  • MSE Share Index halts 2-day negative streak

    MSE Share Index halts 2-day negative streak

    Following the declines suffered in the previous two trading sessions, the MSE Share Index rebounded strongly as it advanced by 0.56% to 4,636.252 points today. Out of the 11 actively traded equities, six registered gains, three closed flat whilst...

  • Drivers of an economy

    Drivers of an economy

    Economists, analysts and the majority working in the financial services sector, speak regularly and monitor closely GDP, unemployment figures, inflation. Why is it all important? Among many others, these are the main drivers of a country’s...

  • New president for the Malta Business Bureau

    New president for the Malta Business Bureau

    David Zahra has been appointed president of the Malta Business Bureau (MBB), taking over from John Vassallo. Dr Zahra founded David Zahra & Associates Advocates in 2011, after a number of years practising with one of Malta’s leading law firms. He...