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  • Stocks and dollar rise as US-China trade war put ‘on hold’

    Stocks and the dollar rose but gave up some gains yesterday after the US-China trade war was declared “on hold”, while in Europe Italy’s borrowing costs climbed and the Milan bourse retreated as two anti-establishment parties got closer to...

  • Money market report for the week ending May 18

    On May 14, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation. The operation was conducted on May 15 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €2.01 billion, €0.004 billion higher than the bid amount of...

  • MIDI share price surges to new 2018 high

    MIDI share price surges to new 2018 high

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in negative territory as it eased by 0.27% to 4,325.630 points from its three-week high of 4,337.148 points. Several equities were active today with eight shares registering declines, four closing the day...

  • 50 years of central banking

    50 years of central banking

    Central banking history is hardly a subject that will pump adrenaline in the veins of financial services practitioners or students. Yet the activities organised by the Central Bank of Malta on its 50th anniversary have provided some exciting...

  • Keeping the maritime sector abreast of developments in the industry

    Keeping the maritime sector abreast of developments in the industry

    Members and guests of the Malta Maritime Forum were invited to participate in a progress meeting held with the aim of keeping the maritime sector abreast with developments in the industry. The meeting was attended by over 50 guests and was...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Durande from Drydocks, the Okee August from Beirut to Bejaia, the Analena from Bizerte (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Caroline Russ from Genoa to Genoa (Gollcher Company Ltd), the MSC Paloma...

  • My rollercoaster ride with Glencore

    My rollercoaster ride with Glencore

    Glencore PLC is perhaps not the biggest trading company on earth. It is difficult to keep scores when permanent mergers and divestments change rankings year by year, but it is pretty much up there. It trades half of the world’s zinc, copper and...

  • GO’s strong results ‘not by accident’

    GO plc held its 20th AGM, during which the senior management team provided shareholders with a detailed review of the company’s performance during 2017. The meeting also approved a net dividend of €0.13 per share, an increase of 18.2 per cent on...

  • ‘Farsons exported to 20 countries in 2017’

    ‘Farsons exported to 20 countries in 2017’

    Simonds Farsons Cisk has continued to widen and deepen its presence in both traditional and new export markets, Norman Aquilina, Farsons Group Chief Executive told The Sunday Times of Malta. “Farsons is now geared to export substantially more...

  • MSE Equity Index turns positive

    MSE Equity Index turns positive

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index fully recouped the previous week’s 0.41 per cent loss, having increased by 1.218 per cent, to close at 8,538.891 points. Turnover increased from €1.3 million to €1.9 million. Activity was spread over 20 equities...

  • Eurozone consumer price inflation stalls in April

    Consumer price inflation (CPI) in the eurozone was flat at 1.2 per cent in April, down from 1.3 per cent in March, according to the final inflation reading by Eurostat. On the other hand, core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as food...

  • Company briefs

    International audit and consulting group Mazars has launched ‘The Next CFO’, a web TV channel that explores the future of corporate finance departments. ‘The Next CFO’ gives audiences an insider’s view into the corporate finance department of...

  • Grooming young talent is the future

    Grooming young talent is the future

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is the ethos today’s businesses need to build their human capital on. Bring them in young, groom them and the return on investment will be...

  • JMV opens Green Building Solutions outlet

    JMV opens Green Building Solutions outlet

    Members of the construction industry, architects and civil engineers were invited to celebrate the official opening of JMV’s Green Building Solutions outlet, which is fully dedicated to sustainable building solutions and devoted primarily to...

  • Travel survey shows increase in car dependency in Malta

    Travel survey shows increase in car dependency in Malta

    A travel survey carried out by Project Aegle concluded that 83.2 per cent of respondents used a car to travel. 10.8 per cent of trips were done by bus while 1.2 per cent were done by coach/minibus. 4.8 per cent of trips were done by other modes of...

  • 80 years of fresh pasteurised milk in Maltese households

    80 years of fresh pasteurised milk in Maltese households

    In the early 1900s, the Maltese Islands were hit by an alarming increase in the prevalence of Mediterranean fever. Sir Temi Zammit, a Maltese member of the Mediterranean Fever Commission, discovered that goat’s milk was responsible for the great...

  • Authentic riding experience

    Authentic riding experience

    Fans of the Husqvarna brand can get their hands on the much anticipated Vitpilen 701. Forming part of the Real Street model range, the Vitpilen 701 has been crafted to suit the progressive lifestyle of modern motorcycling, allowing riders to enjoy...

  • Reducing our waste footprint: information seminars to continue

    Reducing our waste footprint: information seminars to continue

    According to a recent Eurostat survey, in 2016 Malta ranked second in generating the highest amount of municipal waste, with each person producing over 600 kilos of waste every year. To give it context imagine two football pitches filled with...

  • Group goes single-use plastic free

    Group goes single-use plastic free

    This June, to further focus on its environmentally friendly mentality, the QLZH Group, through its foundation, is going ‘single-use plastic free’ across all of its branch outlets throughout Malta and Gozo.  The 25 branches are gearing up to...

  • Thomas Smith Group supports The Grid

    The Grid, Malta’s very own obstacle course race which intrigues enthusiasts from all over the world, will be held on June 2. It is once again being supported by the Thomas Smith Group. The group has supported all three The Grid events since its...