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  • China’s Xi says to accelerate market opening, expand imports – media

    China’s Xi says to accelerate market opening, expand imports – media

    President Xi Jinping said yesterday China will accelerate market opening and clear administrative hurdles to boost foreign investment, while stepping up financial regulation to fend off risks. China should quicken the pace to eliminate...

  • Time running out to prevent banks’ Brexit exodus – City of London boss

    Time running out to prevent banks’ Brexit exodus – City of London boss

    Britain must negotiate a staggered departure from the European Union in the next few months or risk seeing thousands of finance jobs move overseas, the policy chief of London’s financial district said. The City of London, home to global foreign...

  • China bulls keep stocks near record high

    Strong data from China kept world shares near a record high yesterday, sent copper to a 4-1/2 month peak while emerging market stocks have achieved a near a five percent gain over the last five days. Figures from Beijing showed China’s economy...

  • Lack of voting rights may keep Snap, others from MSCI indexes

    Lack of voting rights may keep Snap, others from MSCI indexes

    MSCI Inc. has proposed leaving shares of Snap Inc and other companies including Eaton Vance Corp. out of stock indexes because they lack voting rights, a sign of the rising scepticism facing corporate structures that boost the power of...

  • MSE Share Index reaches 4-month high

    MSE Share Index reaches 4-month high

    Daily Stock Market Review – 17 July 2017 The MSE Share Index trended higher for the third consecutive trading session as it added a further 0.28% to a fresh four-month high of 4,733.807 points. However, trading volumes were weak as only €0.14...

  • Abercrombie & Fitch – A speculative stock

    Abercrombie & Fitch – A speculative stock

    Shares in Abercrombie & Fitch fell by 27% this week after announced it has terminated discussions on a potential sale of the company. Is this a buying opportunity? About the CompanyAbercrombie & Fitch (A&F) is an American retailer that focuses on...

  • Building bridges with Africa

    Building bridges with Africa

    The migration crisis is again troubling EU politicians as important political elections approach in Italy and Germany. The response from the European Commission and the European Parliament is at best disappointing. The usual post-summit rhetoric...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MV Euroferry Malta from Salerno to Salerno and the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (both Sullivan Mari-time) today. The CMA CGM Coral from Algaricas to Salerno (CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the...

  • A peek inside the Phoenicia Hotel following its €15m refurbishment

    A peek inside the Phoenicia Hotel following its €15m refurbishment

    The Phoenicia Malta has reopened its doors for business under new management and after an impressive €15 million refurbishment. Gordon Campbell Gray, chairman of Campell Gray Hotels, which manages the hotel, told The Sunday Times of Malta: “The...

  • Energy efficiency potential for stimulus to Malta’s economy

    The Malta Business Bureau and the Malta Chamber of Commerce have outlined their two-year commitment, through the Investing in Energy Project in partnership with The Energy and Water Agency, to foster an energy performance culture among SMEs in...

  • Minimal decline in MSE index as banks fall

    Minimal decline in MSE index as banks fall

    Last week the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index registered a slight decline for the first time after recording five consecutive weekly gains, falling by 0.162 per cent to close at 4,720.527 points. Turnover amounted to €1.7 million spread over 16...

  • German export growth beats expectations, trade surplus rises

    Germany’s exports grew more than expected in May compared to the previous month, exceeding the rate of increase in imports and pushing the country’s trade surplus higher. German exports grew by 1.4 per cent in May, faster than the 0.9 per cent...

  • Be good and talk about it

    When we think about the moral side of a business before deciding whether to invest in it or not we speak of ‘socially responsible’ in­vestment. This refers to the subject of the business, and the way it is conducted. Appalling labour conditions...

  • Accountants elect new president

    Accountants elect new president

    William Spiteri Bailey has been elected president of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) following the institute’s annual general meeting held last Thursday. Mr Spiteri Bailey replaces Franco Azzopardi, who served his two-year term as the...

  • Malta facing a world of opportunity in finance

    As the closing keynote at this year’s Finance Malta conference, I had the great experience of bringing together the many wise and interesting views already expressed during the 10th anniversary event while threading in a few thoughts of my own on...

  • Palumbo Group cruises into construction of large superyachts

    Palumbo Group cruises into construction of large superyachts

    Palumbo Group is fast positioning itself among the top global players in the superyacht sphere with the construction of the largest ever 80-metre Columbus yacht and its first ISA sport yacht since acquiring the ailing Ancona shipyard last...

  • Company briefs

    APS Income Fund, launched in April 2008, has registered an annualised return of 6.07 per cent (up until May 31, 2017), a statement by APS said. Clients can invest either a lump sum investment or set up an automatic investment plan.  On the latter...

  • Clean the Seas project around Malta shoreline

    Clean the Seas project around Malta shoreline

    As of last week, a Mr Green branded rib may be spotted scouring the shoreline each morning. This is part of an eight-week Clean the Seas project that the online gaming operator, Mr Green, has launched in collaboration with the University of...

  • Thousands of Nescafé glass jars recycled every month

    Thousands of Nescafé glass jars recycled every month

    Each month an average of 8,000kg of glass jars is collected through Nescafé collect scheme. Through the scheme, introduced in 2010, consumers can exchange their empty jars for gifts, ranging from Thermos travel mugs, USB sticks, and/or...

  • Insurance unites with Alive

    Insurance unites with Alive

    Argus Insurance Agencies Limited recently organised a fun bike ride from Rabat to Żurrieq in aid of the Alive Foundation, which raises funds to support cancer treatment research. All employees took part in the event, either by cycling or jogging...