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  • Money market report for week ending March 8

    On March 7, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at...

  • MSE equity price index climbs to 16-month high

    MSE equity price index climbs to 16-month high

    The MSE Equity Price Index trended higher for the tenth consecutive trading session on Monday as it surged by 1.67% to 4,671.017 points (the highest since October 2017). Several equities ended the day in positive territory, including IHI (+5.4%),...

  • Kering : a new addition to our equity list

    Kering : a new addition to our equity list

    We started coverage of Kering with a 'buy' recommendation and a 'price target' of €540. The luxury retail industry reported strong results for 2018 and did not suffer from the trade-war between the US and China. We like Kering because it offers a...

  • US set to become net exporter of oil by 2021: IEA

    US set to become net exporter of oil by 2021: IEA

    Crude production is set to continue expanding in the United States thanks to shale oil, with the country becoming a net exporter from 2021, a development which should reinforce global energy security, the IEA said Monday. "The second wave of the...

  • Turkey tumbles into recession as polls loom

    Turkey tumbles into recession as polls loom

    Turkey's economy entered its first recession in a decade, official data showed on Monday, just weeks before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government faces local elections where growth and inflation will be key issues for voters. Economic output...

  • Court 'bars Ghosn from attending' Nissan board meeting

    Court 'bars Ghosn from attending' Nissan board meeting

    A Japanese court on Monday barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, according to local media, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct. Nissan removed Ghosn as chief shortly after...

  • The economics of an ageing population

    The economics of an ageing population

    There was a time a few decades ago when policymakers were trying to come up with strategies to deal with high population growth rates. Emigration, birth control and fiscal incentives to have fewer children were some of the tactics used to deal...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Pinara from Sfax to Benghazi, the Janina from Skikda to Sousse, the CMA CGM Musset from Koper to Port Said, the Lion from Algiers to Izmir, the APL Oregon from Aliaga to Valencia, the Hansa...

  • Taking stock of the stock market

    Taking stock of the stock market

    When a company goes public, offering share participation to potential investors for the first time, the bargain goes like this: “I, the company, will get your money, dear investor, without recourse. I will never ever give it back to you. Your...

  • Blockchain technology in the banking world

    Blockchain technology in the banking world

    In 2016 the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed the use of digitisation and new technologies and how such may affect the banking systems of tomorrow. The ECB reflected on the utilisation of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), their potential...

  • Shireburn Indigo launches integration with Revolut for Business

    Local companies using cloud-based Shireburn Indigo Payroll are now able to pay employees from a Revolut Business account. Companies using Shireburn Indigo Payroll are now able to effect payments to their staff using their company’s Revolut...

  • Positive companies’ results push index higher

    Positive companies’ results push index higher

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to trade in positive territory, with another substantial gain of 1.397 per cent to reach 9,165.303 points. Investor participation was more or less in line with the previous week, as €3.2 million worth of...

  • ECB to hold off interest rate hikes, downgrades outlook

    The European Central Bank last Thursday announced it would hold off on any interest rate hikes until December, moving away from the previous guidance that rates would start rising in October. In a surprisingly pessimistic move, the ECB also...

  • Disclaimer - March 10, 2019

    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Traders’ obligations and the rights of consumers

    Traders’ obligations and the rights of consumers

    ­As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their rights, their requests to sellers for remedies or compensation are also increasing. To be able to provide the best possible after-sales service and avoid unnecessary hassle and negative...

  • Reviewed national action plan for sustainable use of pesticides in Malta

    Reviewed national action plan for  sustainable use of pesticides in Malta

    The sustainable use of pesticides legislation has measures that reduce the risks and the impact of pesticide use on human health and the environment. The legislation promotes the use of alternative approaches or techniques, such as non-chemical...

  • Weekly advice - March 10, 2019

    ▪ Goods sold must conform with the description and specifications provided to the consumer in the contract of sale. ▪ Goods sold should be fit for all their normal purposes, and hence perform the functions that similar products do. ▪ Traders’...

  • IoD to run flagship ‘Chartered Director Taster’

    IoD to run flagship ‘Chartered Director Taster’

    The Institute of Directors Malta Branch (IoD) will this Wednesday be running a ‘Chartered Director Taster’ with IoD UK international trainer Jean Pousson. Becoming a Chartered Director is a world class designation and the flagship qualification...

  • Company briefs - March 10, 2019

    Finance Malta is organising its 12th annual conference on June 5 and 6 at the Hilton Conference Centre, St Julian’s. The conference is set to deliver an interesting and informative two-day event that will provide delegates with networking...

  • Selling or renting a property should be cheaper

    Selling or renting a property should be cheaper

    With property prices on the rise, the expense of renting or selling through an agent is increasing at an astronomical rate. The seller of a €200,000 property can easily be required to cough up an excess of €11,700. When renting a home, the tenant...