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  • European shares dip as investors pounce on poor earnings

    European shares sagged and the dollar and bond markets barely budged yesterday, as traders braced for midterm elections in the United States and potentially lively sessions ahead. Japan and Hong Kong had helped Asia overcome another Chinese...

  • EU digital tax plan flounders as states ready national moves

    EU digital tax plan flounders as states ready national moves

    A European Union plan to tax big internet firms like Google and Facebook on their turnover was on the verge of collapsing on Tuesday after several EU governments rejected it and announced national initiatives instead. Under a proposal from the...

  • Stock exchange: Trading volumes surge to near 3-week high

    Stock exchange: Trading volumes surge to near 3-week high

    The MSE Equity Price Index on Tuesday added 0.4% to 4,466.160 points, largely reflecting the gains in the share prices of BOV, FIMBank and GO whilst only Plaza Centres trended lower. Meanwhile, several other equities closed the day unchanged...

  • Market risk within the context of a portfolio

    Market risk within the context of a portfolio

    Investments, whichever shape they take, inevitably involve an element of risk. I say inevitable as it is the degree of risk which is commensurate with the return on an investment. Investments may take varying forms, and even the 'relatively'...

  • Lifetime achievement award won by Prudential chairman

    Lifetime achievement award won by Prudential chairman

    A man of Maltese descent has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Malta Stock Exchange. Paul Manduca is the group chairman of Prudential plc. He resides in the UK has held various CEO positions with renowned financial institutions such...

  • Malta, the new kid on the blockchain

    Malta, the new kid on the blockchain

    The Maltese government has, over the past 18 months, been actively involved in developing a comprehensive regulatory framework addressed at the issuance of virtual financial assets, the provision of certain services relating to virtual financial...

  • New ad tech model and marketplace for digital advertising industry

    Adeezy is set to launch a new global marketplace for the digital advertising industry to connect advertisers, publishers and campaign managers directly with creative talent and content creators from all over the world. Harnessing blockchain...

  • Gasan Group wins prestigious award for outstanding performance

    Gasan Group wins prestigious award for outstanding performance

    The Gasan Group recently received the 2018 Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Company of the Year Award at the annual awards dinner hosted at the Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta. The awards bring together the many stakeholders of the Maltese capital market and...

  • Investors slam brakes on stocks rally

    World stocks slipped and US shares were set to fall yesterday, halting a four-day recovery rally as anxiety surrounding global trade conditions and rising US interest rates dampened risk appetite. European shares managed to reverse losses in...

  • Money Market report for the week ending November 2

    On October 29, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on October 30, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €8.01 billion, €0.32 billion higher than the...

  • Various equities unchanged

    Various equities unchanged

    The MSE Equity Price Index edged minimally higher from its three-week low of 4,445.878 points (recorded last Friday) to 4,448.2015 points on the back of increases in FIMBank, Farsons and Trident. On the other hand, MIA slipped lower whilst nine...

  • Malta’s first businesswoman awards launched

    Malta’s first businesswoman awards launched

    The Malta Businesswoman of the Year Awards have been launched, aimed at recognising and encouraging excellence amongst businesswomen in the country. The awards are supported by HSBC Bank Malta plc and fall under the patronage of the President of...

  • NXP Semiconductors – Shares bounce after earnings report

    NXP Semiconductors – Shares bounce after earnings report

    From October 29 (last Monday when we published a report on ToM) to date, the shares of NXP Semiconductors rallied over 19 per cent after reporting a satisfying quarter. We reviewed our model of NXP Semiconductors post Q3 2018 results and maintain...

  • Equality, expectations and envy

    Equality, expectations and envy

    It is the time of the year when retail businesses stack their shelves with goodies that consumers will hopefully buy as gifts for Christmas. It is also the time when many will reflect on how year after year they change not just by getting older...

  • Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo celebrate 40 years of partnership

    Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo celebrate 40 years of partnership

    Simonds Farsons Cisk and PepsiCo marked 40 years of partnership during a visit to Malta by a high-level PepsiCo delegation. Silviu Popovici, president of Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Christophe Guille, VP/GM Central Europe and Greater Balkans and...

  • While politicians get protectionist, more businesses are pushing moral agendas

    While politicians get protectionist, more businesses are pushing moral agendas

    Donald Trump’s delayed reaction to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shows how the US president’s “America First” campaign is shifting the government’s role towards a more pragmatic, rather than moralistic, approach to global...

  • Shipping movements - November 5, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The BF Nilou from Trapani, the CMA CGM Nerval from Aliaga to Valencia (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Malta from Livorno to Genoa (both...

  • Healthy investors’ lifestyle

    When we invest in shares, we do this in the confidence that we have acquired a steady dividend income and the potential of hopefully sizable capital gains. Rarely do we give thought to the fact that we have bought something else quite valuable,...

  • EU financial instruments post-2021

    There is no doubt that the investment climate across Europe has improved. This occurred both due to the improved economic conditions in most EU Member States but also due to an extra effort made through Jean-Claude Junker’s plan which saw...

  • Pastizzara reject cartel accusation

    Pastizzara reject cartel accusation

    A number of pastizzara have debunked the accusation that they acted as a cartel over the recent price rise of Malta’s favourite snack. “This is a tough business,” says Christopher Bonnici, operations manager at Jeff’s Pastizzeria. “Our profit...