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  • GO share price reaches fresh multi-year high

    GO share price reaches fresh multi-year high

    The MSE Equity Price Index resumed its upward trend as it added 0.18% to an over-two-week high of 4,441.331 points. Four equities advanced, including GO and Farsons, while BOV continued to slide to a fresh multi-year low. Activity was mainly...

  • Visa waiver for UK nationals post-Brexit welcomed by business bureau

    Visa waiver for UK nationals post-Brexit welcomed by business bureau

    Given the amount of travel between the UK and the EU for business and leisure, it was crucial for the EU Council and the European Parliament to come finalise the proposal to waive visa requirements to UK nationals for short stay visits to the EU...

  • Is blockchain all hype? A financier and supply chain expert discuss

    Is blockchain all hype? A financier and supply chain expert discuss

    This is an article from Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates.o Arturo Bris: Have you ever watched footage from the early 1980s of people trying to explain the internet? They’re sceptical...

  • The abrupt monetary U-turn – a leading indicator pinch

    The abrupt monetary U-turn – a leading indicator pinch

    The economic pressures over the past days have abruptly pushed the Federal Reserve (Fed), to place the probability of further rate increases underneath the carpet, for the time being. The decision was primarily brought about by the anticipated...

  • Eurozone equities falter as Italy enters recession

    The eurozone's main stock markets faltered yesterday, with Milan sliding on gloomy news that the Italian economy has now officially entered a recession, but London was buoyed by upbeat corporate earnings. In early afternoon deals, Milan stocks...

  • GasanMamo Insurance contributes to KC12 success

    The participants of the 12th edition of the Kilimanjaro Challenge (KC12) in Africa are back in Malta after completing their mission journey with success. Last month, a group of 20 people from Malta climbed the highest free-standing mountain to...

  • RSM posts record revenues as consulting services power growth

    RSM, a global network of audit, tax and consulting firms focused on the middle market, has reported record global revenues of $5.37 billion for 2018, crowning five consecutive years of growth. The last year has seen the network collectively...

  • Redefining economic strategy - Lawrence Zammit

    In last week’s contribution I covered in a very brief way the wider scenario in which the yearly meeting of the World Economic Forum took place this year. I had argued that this backdrop does not represent much reason for optimism. To make things...

  • Calamatta Cuschieri completes 20 capital market transactions in four years

    Calamatta Cuschieri completes 20 capital market transactions in four years

    Calamatta Cuschieri has completed 20 capital market transactions in four years as it seeks to help businesses grow by assisting them in raising funds or listing through the capital markets.  Calamatta Cuschieri’s roles included those of sponsoring...

  • BOV share price drops to fresh multi-year low

    BOV share price drops to fresh multi-year low

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved lower for the first time in seven trading sessions as it eased by 0.02% to 4,433.382 points. Activity was mainly concentrated around BOV and MIA, with volumes exchanged in these two equities representing 60% of the...

  • Moody’s affirms Malta’s rating at A3 with a positive outlook

    Moody’s affirms Malta’s rating at A3 with a positive outlook

    Moody’s has affirmed Malta’s rating at A3 with a positive outlook. It attributed the rating to the Maltese economy’s robust growth dynamics, relatively elevated wealth levels that support the country's shock-absorption capacity, and a stable and...

  • EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world's biggest trade zone

    EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world's biggest trade zone

    Two new landmark agreements between the EU and Japan come into effect on February 1, 2019: the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The economic agreement is the largest bilateral trade deal ever made by the EU...

  • European fund merely replaced other sources of finance – EU Auditor

    European fund merely replaced other sources of finance – EU Auditor

    The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been effective in raising finance for investments in the EU, but the amounts of investment mobilised may be overstated, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. The...

  • Chinese property market: a house of cards

    Chinese property market: a house of cards

    Approximately a quarter of Chinese GDP revolves around real estate, and since China’s economy accounts for around 15 per cent of global GDP, the health of Chinese real estate is of concern for investors worldwide. As stated by the International...

  • A bad day for Mr Market

    A bad day for Mr Market

    Almost seven years ago I wrote an article titled ‘Introducing Mr Market’ in which I explained the   parable about the imaginary investor called ‘Mr Market’ to describe the movements in share prices. In his famous book The Intelligent Investor,...

  • Atlas launches online travel claims service

    Atlas launches online travel claims service

    Atlas has launched an online travel claims service to help clients claim online, making the process as stress-free as possible. This service is available for any type of travel claim – all clients have to do is fill in a simple form and, depending...

  • Emirates to recruit Maltese cabin crew

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is looking for Maltese candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team. The Dubai-based airline is holding a cabin crew recruitment today at Salini Resort Hotel and Spa, Salina Bay, St...

  • Shipping movements - January 31, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MSC Ajaccio from Gioia Tauro to Valencia (John Ripard & Son Ltd); the K-River from Skikda to Skikda (Thomas Smith & Co. Ltd); the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime Ltd); the...

  • Pound recovers as markets eye Brexit, Fed

    London stocks rallied yesterday and the pound rebounded from no-deal Brexit fears, while traders awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and crunch trade talks between China and the United States. British Prime Minister Theresa May...

  • Financial sleaze image hurtful to Malta, says de Marco

    Financial sleaze image hurtful to Malta, says de Marco

    The government’s mismanagement of the financial sector was a key reason why Malta had dropped to its lowest-ever place on Transparency International’s corruption index, the shadow minister for finance, Mario de Marco, said in Parliament.  The...