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  • Current market events

    Global capital markets have seen limited activity as investors await fresh developments as we welcome news that U.S and China talks have resumed. Yet, no decision has been made on U.S auto tariffs, but European and Japanese officials seem to be...

  • Shipping movements - February 21, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Arizona from Algiers to Algiers, the Maersk Lota from Malaga to Genoa (both Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the X-Press Annapurna to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd), the CMA CGM Leo from Genoa to Beirut (CMA...

  • New Merill GBP hedged share class launched

    Following the success of the Merill SICAV plc, which has now surpassed €70 million in assets under management, Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of a new GBP hedged share class under the Merill High Income...

  • Stocks higher tracking US-China trade hopes

    Stock markets around the world rose yesterday as investors tracked growing optimism that China and the United States will reach a trade deal and as the UK faced more political turmoil with the resignation of three government MPs over Brexit. Among...

  • Italy vs Spain - Edward Rizzo

    Although I’m a keen football follower and openly support Juventus and the Italian national team, my article this week is not football-related but deals with the recent performances of both the Italian and Spanish economies and their significance...

  • European stocks slide on doubts over trade talks

    European stock markets mainly fell yesterday after a mixed session in Asia, with investor doubts growing over US-China trade talks, dealers said. Asian equities diverged as hopes receded that China and the United States can reach a deal ending...

  • New €50m government stock issue announced

    New €50m government stock issue announced

    The Accountant General has announced the issue of €50m Malta Government Stock subject to an over-allotment option of €30million. The issue is as follows: (i) 1.4% Malta Government Stock 2024 (III) Fungibility Issue, and (ii) 1.85% Malta Government...

  • First international e-mobility summit to be held in Malta

    First international e-mobility summit to be held in Malta

    Malta will be hosting the first international e-mobility summit on March 8 at the Inter­Continental Arena in St Julian’s. The summit will bring to­gether key international industry players, electric vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and citizens...

  • Emirates signs deal for 40 A330-900s, 30 A350-900s

    Emirates signs deal for 40 A330-900s, 30 A350-900s

    Emirates airline has announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of agreement signed with Airbus. The deal is worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices. The latest generation Airbus A330neo and A350 aircraft, will...

  • IMF and World Bank constituency meeting

    Malta recently hosted a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank ‘constituency’ it belongs to. IMF and World Bank member states are organised into constituencies, namely groups of countries sharing one or more common...

  • Neurotech secures digital marketing partner

    Neurotech International Ltd (ASX: NTI) has chosen Anchovy as its digital lead generation partner. Anchovy will support Neurotech’s new strategic direction which focuses on delivering Mente through a subscription-based go-to-market model focused...

  • Engel & Völkers opens market centre in Athens

    Engel & Völkers opens market centre in Athens

    Engel & Völkers continued its international expansion with the opening of a market centre in Athens. It operates from the Athens Tower 1, the highest building in Greece, with office premises spanning approximately 700 square metres. Premium...

  • Money market report for week ending February 15

    On February 11, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on February 12 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €5.91 billion, €0.49bn higher than the...

  • European stocks mostly drop after rally

    Europe’s major stock markets mostly slid yesterday, as investors set aside a bright performance in Asia and paused following last week’s bumper gains, dealers said. “European stocks have had a stuttering start to the week, with strong Asian gains...

  • European airlines facing winter blues

    European airlines facing winter blues

    Airlines do not like winter as demand for seats usually falls and revenues are low. In the very competitive European airlines’ industry, overcapacity keeps troubling both the larger legacy airlines as well as the low-cost carriers that have...

  • GO concludes a highly successful IPO of BMIT Technologies

    GO concludes a highly successful IPO of BMIT Technologies

    Last Friday, BMIT Technologies plc, a subsidiary of GO plc, was formally listed on the Malta Stock Exchange marking the remarkable success of an IPO, where institutional and general investors subscribed to close to 99 million shares valued at...

  • Shipping movements - February 18, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Pinara from Sfax to Annaba, the APL California from Koper to Port Said, the CMA CGM Nerval from Aliaga to Valencia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MSC Clorinda from Barcelona to Salalah (John...

  • US divergence trade is back on

    US divergence trade is back on

    The intensification of the trade discussions between the US and China as well as the increasing probability of a global economic slowdown has once again forced central banks across major economies to revise their policy path indicating a more...

  • Winner dreams of women being nominated to businessmen awards

    Winner dreams of women being nominated to businessmen awards

    There were 22 nominations for HSBC’s first Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award – but the winner dreams of the day when more women would be nominated to gender-neutral ‘businessman of the year’ awards. “I would like to think that I would also...

  • Times of Malta boosts digital revenue team with four experts

    Times of Malta boosts digital revenue team with four experts

    The Times of Malta has boosted its digital revenue team with the addition of four specialised recruits. George Liapis, digital revenue manager, has a strong digital background, having worked in digital marketing, e-commerce, business development...