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  • MIDI share price reaches fresh all-time high

    MIDI share price reaches fresh all-time high

    The MSE Equity Price Index eased by 0.17% to just below the 4,300 mark as the declines in four equities (including those of GO and RS2) outweighed the gains in three other shares. Meanwhile, four shares closed the day unchanged. The total value of...

  • Unconventional monetary policy

    Unconventional monetary policy

    Throughout periods of paramount economic crisis, conventional monetary policy tools may no longer be affective. Hence, unconventional monetary policy may be employed to kick-start economic growth and spur demand. Normally, when a nation’s economy...

  • Eurozone registers €100.7bn trade surplus

    Eurozone registers €100.7bn trade surplus

    In January to June 2018, eurozone exports of goods to the rest of the world rose to €1.1bn (an increase of 3.1% compared with January-June 2017), while imports rose to €1bn (an increase of 3.8% compared with January-June 2017). As a result, the...

  • US tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

    US tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

    The United States ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a US pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. The White House...

  • It’s not only about the security and a guarantee

    It’s not only about the  security and a guarantee

    Last Friday, I came across an article published online titled ‘Only 25 per cent of bonds listed on Stock Exchange are secured’, which stated that “only a quarter of the outstanding bonds listed on the Malta Stock Exchange are secured, with just...

  • Resurgent dollar sends commodities reeling again

    The dollar resumed its rise yesterday, surging to new 13-month highs and upping pressure on commodities, emerging markets and global stocks, though the Turkish lira managed out to eke out a second day of gains. Wall Street futures pointed to a...

  • Blockchain opportunities

    Blockchain opportunities

    FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta have joined forces to organise a second series of events focusing on the financial opportunities and applications of the emerging technologies pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The first event in the...

  • China, US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

    China, US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

    China said on Thursday it will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, offering a glimmer of hope for progress in resolving a conflict that has set world markets on edge. A Chinese delegation led by...

  • Ex-MFSA official is Malta Bankers’ Association’s general secretary

    Karol Gabarretta took over  as general secretary of the Malta Bankers’ Association on July 23. He succeeded James Bonello who retired after 14 years in office. Mr Gabarretta will be representing the association on a number of local bodies, such as...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM  Blue Whale from Piraeus to Aliaga, the Okee August from Aliaga to Annaba, the CMA CGM Gemini from Genoa to Beirut, the Louisa Schulte from Dekheila to Algiers (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd),...

  • Pay for Britain's top bosses rises 23 per cent

    Pay for Britain's top bosses rises 23 per cent

    Pay packages for the bosses of Britain’s 100 biggest listed firms rose 23 percent over the past year, fuelled by payouts for the CEOs of house builder Persimmon and industrial firm Melrose Industries, a survey showed on Wednesday. Excessive...

  • Shares regain footing as lira pulls out of nosedive

    World share markets fought to regain their footing yesterday, as Turkey’s lira pulled out of its recent nosedive and reassuring data from Germany helped offset the latest wobbles in China’s giant economy. After three weeks of heavy pounding,...

  • BOV share price moves back to its multi-year low

    BOV share price moves back to its multi-year low

    The MSE Equity Price Index trended higher for the first time in four days as it rebounded by 0.46% to 4,306.374 points on Tuesday. Today’s gain was due to the uplift in the share price of IHI which outweighed the declines in BOV and Trident.

  • Online tool now helps creditors identify those facing insolvency

    Online tool now helps creditors identify those facing insolvency

    The Courts of Justice, in partnership with the Registrar of Companies, has acquired an EU grant to develop an integrated National Insolvency Register that will in future be interconnected to the European e-Justice Portal. This electronic register...

  • Eurozone beats slowdown expectations but industry brakes

    Eurozone beats slowdown expectations but industry brakes

    Eurozone growth was better than expected in the second quarter, flash estimates showed on Tuesday, in a sign that the negative effects of global trade tensions might be seen only later in the year. However, while the economy expanded by 0.4 per...

  • China revs up spending plan as economy cools

    China revs up spending plan as economy cools

    The Chinese government is expediting plans to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects as its economy shows signs of cooling further, with investment growth slowing to a record low and consumers turning more cautious about...

  • Italy PM, ministers discuss 2019 budget, agree it must cut debt

    Italy PM, ministers discuss 2019 budget, agree it must cut debt

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his top ministers discussed the 2019 budget on Monday and agreed that it would preserve the stability of state finances and lower the public debt, the prime minister's office said. Conte assessed the...

  • That sinking feeling? Sterling traders prepare for Brexit meltdown

    That sinking feeling? Sterling traders prepare for Brexit meltdown

    Having sunk to 13-month lows, sterling could fall by up to another 10 percent in the coming months should Britain crash out of the European Union without a deal on future trade ties, luring more speculators to bet against the currency. Sterling...

  • It's all gone cold Turkey

    It's all gone cold Turkey

    The summer months for global capital markets, particularly the fortnight over mid-August are usually commensurate with low levels of investor activity, low trading volumes, low levels of volatility. We call it the lull of the summer months, where...

  • 'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear

    'Alive and kicking' - German economy shifts into higher gear

    The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting that Europe's biggest economy is powering ahead despite trade-related business...