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  • Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

    Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

    Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts. And guest house owners and tour guides that depend on the 2 million visitors each year to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are...

  • German economy still booming but has lost some momentum - Bundesbank

    German economy still booming but has lost some momentum - Bundesbank

    Growth in the German economy, Europe's biggest, remains robust but the underlying momentum has likely weakened and the risk of a global trade war remains, the Bundesbank said on Tuesday in a regular monthly economic report. Much of the...

  • EU agrees to start Australia, New Zealand trade talks

    EU agrees to start Australia, New Zealand trade talks

    European Union countries cleared the way on Tuesday for the bloc to begin free trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in a drive to forge new alliances as trade tensions with the United States increase. The European Commission, which...

  • Russia and Japan warn US of $1bn in tariff retaliation

    Russia and Japan warn US of $1bn in tariff retaliation

    Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against US tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion combined, filings published by the World Trade Organisation showed on Tuesday. The documents from Russia and...

  • Understanding the key drivers of an economy

    Understanding the key drivers of an economy

    Asset managers, economists, analysts and the majority of those working in the financial services sector, and those who have a particular vested interest on the sanity of the global economy, regularly discuss and closely monitor key economic data...

  • Education on board

    Education on board

    The Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) was formed in November 2016. From the onset, four working groups were formed, of which the Education Group started operating from the very first day. Under the able guidance of MMF chairman Joe Borg, the education...

  • Finance without frontiers

    Finance without frontiers

    “Malta’s financial services industry has registered sustained growth in the overall ecosystem. This growth in the industry came from increases of in investment services, insurance operations, retirement schemes, trusts, securitisations, new fund...

  • New executive appointment at BNF Bank

    New executive appointment at BNF Bank

    BNF Bank plc has announced the appointment of Mark Micallef as chief financial officer of the Bank. Prior to joining BNF Bank, Mr Micallef was Deloitte Malta’s banking advisory leader, his specialist areas being banking risk, regulation, strategy...

  • Express Trailers delivers industrial ovens to new factory

    Express Trailers continued to confirm itself as a leading expert in industrial relocations and the transportation of heavy plant and machinery when it recently delivered the new industrial ovens for Busy Bee’s new factory in Mrieħel Industrial...

  • Campbell Soup CEO quits, company cuts forecast

    Campbell Soup CEO quits, company cuts forecast

    Campbell Soup Co. chief executive officer Denise Morrison has unexpectedly stepped down, as the firm issued a bleak forecast for the year and said it would embark on a review of its many brands. Campbell’s shares slumped 12 per cent in...

  • 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...

  • Fall in EU job applicants with UK manufacturers slows - survey

    Fall in EU job applicants with UK manufacturers slows - survey

    A fall in the number of European Union applicants for jobs in British factories has become less sharp but manufacturers remain worried about being able to find skilled workers from the bloc after Brexit, according to a report published on...

  • Trump's bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO

    Trump's bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO

    President Donald Trump has the World Trade Organisation in a chokehold, and the United States has made clear what he wants: no more judicial rulings that interpret WTO rules to Washington's disadvantage. Trump has effectively engineered a crisis...

  • Deutsche Post shares – Patience should pay

    Deutsche Post shares – Patience should pay

    We updated our model post Q1/18 results and maintain our overweight position on Deutsche Post. However we reduced our price target from €42 to €37. The main reason for this drop in price target is twofold. The first is a change in our forward P/E...

  • 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...

  • Ryanair posts record annual profit, pessimistic on year ahead

    Ryanair posts record annual profit, pessimistic on year ahead

    Ryanair posted a record annual profit on Monday as it brushed off a rostering mess-up that forced it to cancel flights and sparked a dispute with pilots, but warned profits would fall back in the coming year due to higher costs and no fare...

  • 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...

  • US, China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

    US, China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

    The US trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Mnuchin and US President Donald...