News
Advert

News

  • The flames of Notre-Dame could be a symbol with wider meaning

    The flames of Notre-Dame could  be a symbol with wider meaning

    Watching the cathedral of Notre-Dame in flames felt like the heart of Europe was being ripped out; and with it some of our own hearts too. This tragic event strikes a cultural and humanistic blow from which it will be hard to recover. It could...

  • Bears sound clever but bulls make money

    I came across the remark “bears sound clever but bulls make money” in one of the many financial articles that hit my inbox on a daily basis. I thought that it would be an appropriate title for an article to remind investors of the positive returns...

  • Shipping movements - April 18, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Corona J from Annaba to Al Khums, the CMA CGM Andromeda from Genoa to Beirut, the APL Oregon from Aliaga to Valencia, the CMA CGM Nerval from Antwerp to Piraeus (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the...

  • PG share price climbs to all-time high

    PG share price climbs to all-time high

    The MSE Equity Price Index advanced by 0.8% to 4,729.672 points as various equities trended notably higher. On the other hand, Malita, MaltaPost and RS2 all posted declines whilst a further three shares closed the day unchanged. Trading volumes...

  • No to geo-blocking

    Geo-blocking is illegal on all counts and the European Commission, as the EU’s competition watchdog, will waste no time in enforcing EU anti-trust rules against any trader which seeks to impede cross-border trade. This has been made amply clear by...

  • Markets rise on optimism over trade talks

    Global stock markets mainly rose yesterday on optimism over trade talks between Beijing and Washington, with earnings results also heartening investors. “Equity markets in Europe are higher as the positive move in Asia overnight has rubbed off on...

  • Achieve peace of mind with cloud ERP

    Achieve peace of mind with cloud ERP

    With the commercial landscape increasingly gravitating towards being data-centric, the larger a business grows, the greater the need for software solutions to manage data and information. If you’re constantly struggling to obtain business-critical...

  • A bond or a bond fund?

    There are many misconceptions regarding the difference between a bond and a bond fund. This article will serve to outline the key differences between both instruments, and what to look out for when investing in each security. By definition, a bond...

  • Money market report for week ending April 12

    On April 10, 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...

  • Eurozone stocks edge higher as Easter break saps volumes

    The eurozone’s main stock markets found higher ground yesterday in subdued deals, with many investors away for the Easter holiday break. The European single currency meanwhile bobbed back above $1.31, while the pound edged higher, in turn holding...

  • Apple shares continue to rally

    We reviewed our position on Apple and increased our price target from $152.18 to $200.00. The increase in price target was a result of an increase in our forward multiple from 13x to 17x (in line with the market). We were more conservative than...

  • Economists’ inability to predict recessions

    Economists’ inability to predict recessions

    Economics is not an exact science and predicting major developments in any national economy is riddled with risks of inaccuracy. At present those who follow the international economic situation are wondering when the next global or regional...

  • Shipping movements - April 15, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Herodote from Algiers to Mersin, the Stellar Willemstadt to Mersin, the APL New Jersey from Koper to Port Said, the JSP Skirner from Civitavecchia to Misurata (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd),...

  • Strong start for equities but risks now tilted to the downside

    The first quarter of the year saw one of the strongest starts for the equity market since the financial crisis. The MSCI World index gained 12.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, the best return posted by the index since the crisis. In...

  • GDPR and cybersecurity

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force for almost a year.  It has presented organisations with numerous and onerous obligations intended to enhance their accountability and protect personal data.  The GDPR also...

  • Trade finance is the right panacea

    Trade finance is the right panacea

    Trade finance is one of the oldest and traditional financing which most banks around the globe have been offering for a very long time. It contributes significantly towards the gross domestic product; for example services relating to the...

  • Broadening horizons

    Broadening horizons

    Through the Erasmus+ programme, innovation, greater access to the European market, technological developments and increased research opportunities are created, says Kristina Cassar Dowling. The European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of...

  • Business aspirations for the European elections

    Business aspirations for the European elections

    The European election is the democratic process by which citizens from across the EU elect their representatives to the European Parliament, who will be jointly responsible to pass legislation with the Member State governments on proposals made by...

  • Equities erase previous gains

    Equities erase previous gains

    The modest gains registered by local equities during the previous week proved unsustainable, as the MSE Equity Total Return Index surrendered 0.72 per cent to close at 9,351.473 points. Gainers and fallers were somewhat balanced, as from the 15...

  • US weekly jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969

    Filings by Americans for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week, falling to the lowest level since October 1969, showing little signs that the tight labour market is cooling. Initial claims for State unemployment benefits fell by...