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  • Turkey and the recent market movements

    Turkey and the recent market movements

    In the initial months of the year we had predicted that 2018 would be, a difficult year for investors and the word volatility will be the order of the day. Many market participants, including us, were aware that the prime concern were the...

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX could help fund deal to take Tesla private - NYT

    Elon Musk's SpaceX could help fund deal to take Tesla private - NYT

    Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, could help fund a bid to take electric car company Tesla Inc private, the New York Times reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the matter. Musk startled Wall Street last week when he said in a tweet...

  • Further about the silly season

    If I had to vote for the event that symbolised the silly season this year, I would vote for the argument that there was in Rome near Fontana di Trevi last week, when a Dutch teenage girl and an Italian-American woman came to blows over a...

  • Shares, emerging market currencies steady after mauling

    Bruised world shares and emerging market currencies fought to regain their footing yesterday after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States later this month and Turkey’s lira continued its recovery run. Asian equities had hit...

  • Mdina International provides training to Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisers Ltd

    Mdina International Ltd, a training company that specialises in the learning and development of people, worked closely with Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Ltd (JMFA) to provide tailor-made training to its staff. The training programme for...

  • Trane chillers for Mater Dei Hospital

    Trane chillers for Mater Dei Hospital

    Roger Satariano & Son Ltd local agents for Trane Cooling and Heating Systems, have been awarded the contract for the supply of 14 air-cooled chillers and three water to water heat pumps to Mater Dei Hospital. Trane has been selected over other...

  • MIDI share price reaches fresh all-time high

    MIDI share price reaches fresh all-time high

    The MSE Equity Price Index eased by 0.17% to just below the 4,300 mark as the declines in four equities (including those of GO and RS2) outweighed the gains in three other shares. Meanwhile, four shares closed the day unchanged. The total value of...

  • Unconventional monetary policy

    Unconventional monetary policy

    Throughout periods of paramount economic crisis, conventional monetary policy tools may no longer be affective. Hence, unconventional monetary policy may be employed to kick-start economic growth and spur demand. Normally, when a nation’s economy...

  • Eurozone registers €100.7bn trade surplus

    Eurozone registers €100.7bn trade surplus

    In January to June 2018, eurozone exports of goods to the rest of the world rose to €1.1bn (an increase of 3.1% compared with January-June 2017), while imports rose to €1bn (an increase of 3.8% compared with January-June 2017). As a result, the...

  • US tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

    US tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

    The United States ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a US pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. The White House...

  • It’s not only about the security and a guarantee

    It’s not only about the  security and a guarantee

    Last Friday, I came across an article published online titled ‘Only 25 per cent of bonds listed on Stock Exchange are secured’, which stated that “only a quarter of the outstanding bonds listed on the Malta Stock Exchange are secured, with just...

  • Resurgent dollar sends commodities reeling again

    The dollar resumed its rise yesterday, surging to new 13-month highs and upping pressure on commodities, emerging markets and global stocks, though the Turkish lira managed out to eke out a second day of gains. Wall Street futures pointed to a...

  • Blockchain opportunities

    Blockchain opportunities

    FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta have joined forces to organise a second series of events focusing on the financial opportunities and applications of the emerging technologies pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The first event in the...

  • China, US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

    China, US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

    China said on Thursday it will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, offering a glimmer of hope for progress in resolving a conflict that has set world markets on edge. A Chinese delegation led by...

  • Ex-MFSA official is Malta Bankers’ Association’s general secretary

    Karol Gabarretta took over  as general secretary of the Malta Bankers’ Association on July 23. He succeeded James Bonello who retired after 14 years in office. Mr Gabarretta will be representing the association on a number of local bodies, such as...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM  Blue Whale from Piraeus to Aliaga, the Okee August from Aliaga to Annaba, the CMA CGM Gemini from Genoa to Beirut, the Louisa Schulte from Dekheila to Algiers (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd),...

  • Pay for Britain's top bosses rises 23 per cent

    Pay for Britain's top bosses rises 23 per cent

    Pay packages for the bosses of Britain’s 100 biggest listed firms rose 23 percent over the past year, fuelled by payouts for the CEOs of house builder Persimmon and industrial firm Melrose Industries, a survey showed on Wednesday. Excessive...

  • Shares regain footing as lira pulls out of nosedive

    World share markets fought to regain their footing yesterday, as Turkey’s lira pulled out of its recent nosedive and reassuring data from Germany helped offset the latest wobbles in China’s giant economy. After three weeks of heavy pounding,...

  • BOV share price moves back to its multi-year low

    BOV share price moves back to its multi-year low

    The MSE Equity Price Index trended higher for the first time in four days as it rebounded by 0.46% to 4,306.374 points on Tuesday. Today’s gain was due to the uplift in the share price of IHI which outweighed the declines in BOV and Trident.

  • Online tool now helps creditors identify those facing insolvency

    Online tool now helps creditors identify those facing insolvency

    The Courts of Justice, in partnership with the Registrar of Companies, has acquired an EU grant to develop an integrated National Insolvency Register that will in future be interconnected to the European e-Justice Portal. This electronic register...