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  • December US retail sees biggest drop in nearly 10 years

    December US retail sees biggest drop in nearly 10 years

    Retail spending by American consumers plunged unexpectedly during December's key holiday shopping period, suffering its largest one-month drop in almost a decade, government data showed Thursday. While 2018 overall was a strong year and much of...

  • GO share price climbs to new multi-year high

    GO share price climbs to new multi-year high

    The MSE Equity Price Index erased Wednesday's decline as it rebounded by 0.35% to 4,491.425 points. Five equities trended higher including IHI and GO. On the other hand, only BOV finished in negative territory. Aggregate volumes dropped markedly...

  • European Parliament to screen investment on grounds of security and public order

    European Parliament to screen investment on grounds of security and public order

    Updated 3.30pm The EU took a major step Thursday towards tightening its scrutiny of foreign takeovers in strategic sectors like communications and artificial intelligence amid concern about investment by China. Under a proposal adopted by the...

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit going Dutch in 2019

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit going Dutch in 2019

    The 9th Global Entrepreneurship Summit is going Dutch in 2019, the first time that it is being held in Europe. The summit, being hosted by Den Haag on June 4-5, will bring together 2,000 entrepreneurs from all over the world, giving them the...

  • Trade war anxiety

    Trade war anxiety

    At this point, it is to everyone’s knowledge that an ongoing Trade War has been active given how markets were beaten down last year. Even though markets had retreated in January, concern that no trade deal between the US and China may be struck...

  • €1.6 billion of FDI in financial services and insurance in H1 of 2018

    €1.6 billion of FDI in financial services and insurance in H1 of 2018

    Foreign direct investment in manufacturing went up by €68 million in the first half of 2018, bringing the overall stock position up to over €1 billion for the first time. In 2015, the stock position was only €757 million, creeping up in spite of...

  • How to make a presenter's fast-paced life more manageable

    How to make a presenter's fast-paced life more manageable

    "If it’s not challenging, I make it so," Joseph Chetcuti tells Kristina Cassar Dowling as she learns more about how Melita’s services make the Arani Issa presenter’s fast-paced life more manageable. Sometimes an efficient day planner is not...

  • Germany dodges recession with zero growth in Q4

    Germany dodges recession with zero growth in Q4

    Gross domestic product (GDP) in Germany neither grew nor shrank in the final quarter of 2018, official data showed Thursday, soothing fears the country could have suffered a technical recession in the second half of the year. Europe's largest...

  • US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

    US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

    US and Chinese negotiators on Thursday kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle between the world's two biggest economies. Trump indicated this week he...

  • Annual reporting season

    Annual reporting season

    All companies listed on the Regulated Main Market of the Malta Stock Exchange have a financial year ending in December except for five, namely Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, PG plc, Trident Estates plc, MaltaPost plc and Santumas Shareholdings plc. The...

  • Global marketing leaders in Malta to discuss social media

    Global marketing leaders in Malta to discuss social media

    Global marketing leaders from Facebook, Hotels.com, SAP, Bacardi, Unilever and Airbus will be in Malta on March 1 to discuss the latest global trends in marketing and social media at Marketing Kingdom Malta, a  unique opportunity one-day event at...

  • Stock markets jump, trade deal hopes boost

    Stock markets jumped yesterday on hopes of a breakthrough in the US-China trade war. The dollar mostly rose, while oil prices rallied on news that OPEC crude output hit a four-year nadir. The pound weakened after official data showed UK inflation...

  • Visits by IBMC students

    Visits by IBMC students

    Students reading for the Advanced Diploma in Financial Services at the Institute of Business Management and Commerce (IBMC) at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently visited the Malta Stock Exchange in Valletta.  The...

  • Shipping movements - February 14, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Analena from Ghazaouet to Sousse, the Atlantic Geneva from Gemlik to Algiers, the CMA CGM Litani from Algeciras to Genoa (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the JSP Sleipner from Sfax to Annaba, the...

  • High trading activity in MIA

    High trading activity in MIA

    The MSE Equity Price Index eased by 0.35% on Wednesday to 4,475.608 points after reaching its highest level in five weeks on Tuesday. Overall, the declines in HSBC, MIA and MIDI outweighed the gains in Plaza Centres while a further five shares...

  • Chinese lose taste for French wine as economy cools

    Chinese lose taste for French wine as economy cools

    Sales of French wine and spirits to China fell last year, industry figures showed on Wednesday, in a further sign that a Chinese economic slowdown is hitting consumption. The Federation for Wine and Spirit Exporters (FEVS) said sales to mainland...

  • Registered full-time employment up 6%

    Registered full-time employment up 6%

    Registered full-time employment increased by 6% in August while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 1.2%, when compared to the same month in 2017. The National Statistics Office said that according to administrative data provided by...

  • Melita acquires business telecom specialist Ozone

    Melita acquires business telecom specialist Ozone

    Melita, Malta’s leading telecommunications operator, has announced the acquisition of the local operations of Ozone, a licensed operator specialised in servicing business customers. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. “This...

  • Hudson Group opens new River Island store in Bay Street

    Hudson Group opens new River Island store in Bay Street

    Hudson Group has just opened a new River Island store at Level 1, Bay Street, St Julian’s. This new store, based on the brand’s latest concept design, is the second River Island store opened by Hudson in Malta. Like the River Island store at The...

  • Stocks rise on optimism for trade talks, shutdown deal

    Global stock markets rose yesterday on optimism over US-China trade talks and signs of a provisional deal to avoid another US government shutdown. Wall Street followed European gains in morning trading, jumping more than a per cent after news that...