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  • Why there will be no winners from the US-China trade war

    Why there will be no winners from the US-China trade war

    he clock is ticking for China and the US to resolve their trade dispute. Some progress was made at the last round of talks (January 7-9) but negotiators must find a comprehensive agreement by March 2. If they fail, the US government plans to raise...

  • Interest rate changes and US consumers

    Interest rate changes and US consumers

    The US has been experiencing a strong jobs market, low unemployment rate and rising wages which are all good signs for the economy. That being true, the mentioned factors have also posed a counter effect of rising risk of inflation. In order to...

  • Inflation slightly down

    Inflation slightly down

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices was 1.2% in December, down from 1.4% in November. The 12-month moving average rate was 1.7%. The largest upward impact on annual inflation was measured in the food...

  • Business sentiment fell slightly in December

    Business sentiment fell slightly in December

    The Business Conditions Index eased slightly in December over the previous month, as economic sentiment fell as lower confidence within the industry and retail sectors as well as among consumers offset higher confidence in construction and...

  • Scalable cloud ERP solutions built for a growing business

    Scalable cloud ERP solutions built for a growing business

    The faster a business expands, the more important it becomes to have an ERP solution which can accommodate an increasing amount of operational procedures. The right ERP solution can shape the growth of a business by maximising productivity and...

  • Microsoft pledges $500m to ease housing crunch in its home town

    Microsoft pledges $500m to ease housing crunch in its home town

    Microsoft on Wednesday pledged $500 million for loans and grants aimed at ramping up construction of affordable housing in the Puget Sound area of Washington state where the US technology giant has its home. "In recent years, our region hasn't...

  • Second consecutive annual decline for RF MGS Index

    Second consecutive annual decline for RF MGS Index

    After reviewing the 2018 performance of the Maltese equity market over the past two weeks and highlighting the main developments across various companies, it is also important to assess the performance of the Malta Government Stock...

  • Brand positioning partner selected

    Medis Medical Imaging Systems B.V., the leading global provider of software to clinicians, technicians, and researchers for the quantification of cardiovascular images, have selected Anchovy plc as its brand positioning partner for its global...

  • Shipping movements - January 17, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The APL Denver from Tangier Med, the CMA CGM Racine from Suez Canal to La Spezia (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Maersk Lamanai from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), and the Barbara Krahulik...

  • Pound firms, top London stocks retreat

    The British pound firmed against the dollar and euro yesterday and London stocks dropped, as traders awaited a confidence vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's government after parliament voted massively against its Brexit deal. The pound’s...

  • Malta seeing rapid income convergence with EU average - IMF

    Malta seeing rapid income convergence with EU average - IMF

    Malta’s economic growth continues to be one of the strongest in Europe, resulting in rapid income convergence towards the European Union (EU) average, the International Monetary Fund has said in its annual report on Malta. "Prudent policies and...

  • MSE Equity Price Index sheds over 2%

    MSE Equity Price Index sheds over 2%

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved to its lowest level in nearly four months as it declined by 2.2% to 4,355.106 points. A total of eight equities, including Farsons, MIA, GO and BOV, performed negatively whilst a further five equities closed the...

  • MSE Equity Price Index sheds over 2%

    MSE Equity Price Index sheds over 2%

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved to its lowest level in nearly four months as it declined by 2.2% to 4,355.106 points. A total of eight equities, including Farsons, MIA, GO and BOV, performed negatively while a further five equities closed the day...

  • Consumerism in crisis as millennials stay away from shops

    Consumerism in crisis as millennials stay away from shops

    Christmas may seem like a distant memory, but retailers won’t forget it in a hurry: it was the worst on the UK high street since 2008. Marks & Spencer and Debenhams saw sales fall, while the likes of specialist retailer Halfords and discounter B&M...

  • GO plc – A good time to buy the stock

    GO plc – A good time to buy the stock

    In the latest update to our equity research report on GO plc, we upgraded our stock rating to a buy stance with a one-year price target of €4.70, offering an upside of 18% as of this writing. GO is categorised as a defensive stock, which is...

  • Pound stands firm after May loss, Asian equity markets rise

    Pound stands firm after May loss, Asian equity markets rise

    The pound edged down Wednesday after the record defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan but mostly held its ground as investors consider the next likely developments in the long-running saga. The sterling tanked to a near...

  • Protection of personal data

    Protection of personal data

    The operator of a website embedding a third-party plug-in, such as the Facebook ‘Like’ button, which causes the collection and transmission of the users’ personal data, is jointly responsible with Facebook for that stage of the data processing,...

  • Supporting POYC medicines verification

    Supporting POYC  medicines verification

    With the new Falsified Medicines Directive coming into force on February 9, pharmaceutical companies are now also able to verify and decommission POYC medicines using Shireburn’s own EMVS module at the point-of-sale. In addition to supporting...

  • Pizza Hut in St Julian’s reopens its doors

    Pizza Hut in St Julian’s reopens its doors

    Pizza Hut St Julian’s boasts a fresh new look after an extensive refurbishment, with the new design adding a casual layer of authenticity and humour to the decor.  “It is our intention to continuously improve our customers’ dining experience at...

  • Trading on China’s new Silk Road discussed

    Trading on China’s new  Silk Road discussed

    APS Bank recently held the second from the series of lectures APS talks. The event, Trading on China’s New Silk Road, took place at the PwC Hub in Qormi and was presented by Marcus Schütz, APS Bank chair at the University of Malta. The talk...