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  • European stocks sink fast as Wall Street falters

    Losses in eurozone stock markets accelerated yesterday as a pessimistic economic growth outlook dampened sentiment and US markets opened firmly in the red. "Yet more bad news reinforces the impression that the eurozone is headed steadily into...

  • MIA share price closes at a new all-time high

    MIA share price closes at a new all-time high

    The MSE Equity Price Index added a further 0.32% to a four-week high of 4,480.777 points on continued positive sentiment across the local equity market. Thursday's gain was mostly driven by MIA as the equity ended the day at a new record high. On...

  • A leading indicator known as housing

    A leading indicator known as housing

    People spend big money not only on their homes, but also what goes in them, which inevitably means that housing data can be a leading indicator of economic activity months in advance. The total value of the US housing market in 2018 was $33.3...

  • Venezuela: US sanctions hurt, but the economic crisis is home grown

    Venezuela: US sanctions hurt, but the economic crisis is home grown

    There appear to be two distinct responses to the current crisis in Venezuela. Either an authoritarian regime (led by Nicolás Maduro) is clinging to power against the wishes of popular forces arrayed around the new self-declared interim President...

  • Best January in three decades

    Best January in three decades

    The US equity market measured by the S&P 500 index registered its best January performance in 30 years. It climbed by 7.9 per cent marking the most positive start to the year since 1987 when it had rallied by 13.2 per cent. Moreover, it is worth...

  • Bank marks Safer Internet Day

    Safer Internet Day is celebrated annually on February 5 all over the world. Bank of Valletta joined this campaign and in collaboration with BeSmartOnline! held an awareness session for its staff members on safer use of the internet. The session...

  • Tackling food waste in hospitality

    The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) and the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS) have launched their participation in the EU Life Foster Project. The objective of this three-year project is to support the reduction of food waste in Malta. “Food waste...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The JSP Skirner from Al Khums to Bejaia, the CMA CGM Titan from Genoa to Beirut, the Oued Ziz from Tunis to Tunis, the APL Norway from Suez Canal to La Spezia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Maersk...

  • European stocks struggle amid Brexit fears

    Europe’s stock markets dipped lower yesterday, as investors digested downbeat German economic data and fears continued over the looming threat of a no-deal Brexit. Frankfurt dropped 0.3 per cent as official figures showed that industrial orders in...

  • HSBC lifts the MSE Equity Price Index higher

    HSBC lifts the MSE Equity Price Index higher

    The MSE Equity Price Index climbed 0.22% to a new three-week high of 4,466.658 points, reflecting the strong rebound in the share price HSBC while only MaltaPost trended lower. Meanwhile, a further four shares closed the day unchanged while the...

  • ECB to probe banks' cash stamina in new stress tests

    ECB to probe banks' cash stamina in new stress tests

    The European Central Bank (ECB) said Wednesday it would check up on dozens of banks' ability to withstand a crisis from a new angle, looking this time into how long their cash piles would hold out. The ECB's banking supervision arm will calculate...

  • US, China committed to reaching trade deal by deadline: Mnuchin

    US, China committed to reaching trade deal by deadline: Mnuchin

    Both sides in the US-China trade negotiations are making a "big commitment" to reach an agreement by the March 1 deadline, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day...

  • Malta Stock Exchange launches best bids and offers information

    Malta Stock Exchange launches best bids and offers information

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) through its official website is ensuring easier access to delayed information regarding 'market best bid' and 'market best offer' prices and volumes. This service will provide for the best five bid prices and the...

  • Qatar says committed to labour reform after Amnesty criticism

    Qatar says committed to labour reform after Amnesty criticism

    Qatar said Wednesday it is committed to labour reform following an Amnesty International report that the 2022 World Cup host is failing to stop widespread labour abuse. Doha said it was on course to deliver "lasting" change after the London-based...

  • Why have we become so bamboozled by numbers?

    Why have we become so bamboozled by numbers?

    In a particularly apt episode of the 1980s comedy show Yes, Prime Minister, rehearsing for his first public broadcast, the novice prime minister asks: “Is it OK to mention figures?” The TV director replies: “Yes. Practically no one takes them in...

  • How will changes to international accounting standards impact entities?

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), which is the independent, accounting setting body of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) Foundation, regularly develops IFRSs to improve the transparency and accountability of...

  • Watch: EU to veto rail merger in defiance of France, Germany

    Watch: EU to veto rail merger in defiance of France, Germany

    The EU's powerful anti-trust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager, is set to veto the merger of the Siemens-Alstom rail businesses on Wednesday, in defiance of France and Germany. The tie-up, announced to great fanfare last year, was hailed as the birth of...

  • Driving vendor-agnostic POS and omnichannel solutions 

    Secure Trading/acquiring.com have announced the extension of their complementary cloud-based payment gateway (Secure Trading) and next generation acquiring solution (acquiring.com), thanks to the addition of AEVI’s vendor-agnostic payment app, and...

  • A holistic plan for maritime Malta - Godwin Xerri

    A holistic plan for maritime Malta  - Godwin Xerri

    Maritime Malta is one of the country’s prime assets. What we lack by way of natural resources is amply compensated for by our surrounding seas.  The sea is our source of living, our ‘hinterland’, our means of communication with the outside world.

  • London stocks jump on weak pound

    London's stock market rallied yesterdayto a new two-month peak, supercharged by a Brexit-hit pound and energy giant BP's surging annual profits, dealers said. Other European indices rose also by well over one per cent as Wall Street built on the...