• Malta

    Share index at 7-week high

    The share index extended yesterday’s gains by a further 0.38% to a seven-week high of 4,698.417 points, mostly reflecting the gains in the share prices of IHI (+3%), RS2 (+0.6%), MIA (+0.5%) and HSBC (+0.2%) which offset the 0.3% drop in GO.Total value of equities traded today improved to a ...

  • Malta

    Two companies with active bonds have gearing ratio over 80%

    Two companies with bonds listed on the Malta Stock Exchange have gearing ratios over 80 per cent, according to an analysis by Charts Investment Management Service. PTL has the highest gearing – a measure of a company’s debt compared to its underlying capital – at 89.91 per cent, with a bond ...

  • USA

    Let’s talk inflation

    Interest rate curves generally help assess the state of an economy. In the US, the recent flattening of the yield curve, has done enough to keep investors alert to the possibility of a future recession. An interest rate curve, more specifically a yield curve, generally plots bonds of the same credit ...

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    A&H: Diverging views - How couples manage their political differences

    June is usually one of the most anticipated times of year. It signifies exam stress, the start of the holidays, and the opening of Malta's beach season. This year, June was also as election month. The short, intense campaign drove political enthusiasts into gathering at mass meetings, at discussion meetings ...

  • Malta

    Energy auditing, efficiency measures must form part of enterprises' investment plans - Mizzi

    “It is essential that enterprises go beyond investments in renewable energy and concentrate more efforts on energy efficiency. And thus we are meeting here today to raise awareness on energy efficiency and energy auditing.”Minister for Energy and Water Management Joe Mizzi said this during the Energy Efficiency for Business and ...

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    Satellite data 'important tool to tackle global humanitarian, migration, security challenges'

    The use of satellite data collected through Earth Observation techniques is an important tool for economic development and in addressing other global challenges, including humanitarian assistance, migration, and security, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela said.“We acknowledge the contribution of European space programmes and projects to fostering ...

  • Malta

    Gay marriage: David Agius convinced lobby groups can stop Mother’s Day by claiming discrimination

    Nationalist Party Whip and newly appointed spokesperson for Civil Liberties David Agius is convinced that, through the wording used in the Marriage Equality Bill, any lobby group can stop Mother’s Day from being celebrated by claiming discrimination.The Nationalist Party has already made it clear that it will vote in favour ...

  • Malta

    ‘We are at the mercy of our local council’ – Gharghur residents on fireworks factory extension

    We are at the mercy of our local council, Gharghur residents against the extension of a fireworks factory told The Malta Independent.Residents were invited to an informal meeting with Ghargur Mayor Giljan Aquilina, which he organised on the issue recently. “It was a very civil meeting, residents said, adding that concerns were raised ...

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    Government intending to turn Chalet into a beach leisure facility

    The Government is looking at the possibility of turning areas such as Chalet in Sliema into leisure facilities in private-public partnerships, Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi said today in Parliament.Speaking about plans within the tourism sector, Mizzi said that the ministry hopes to improve facilities in a number of beaches ...

  • Egitto Malta Italia

    A deluge of alien fish species in Maltese waters

    The arrival and establishment of new species - the so-called non-indigenous, exotic or alien species, is an unrelenting phenomenon which is picking up pace even further due to further globalisation in shipping routes, offshore platforms such as oil rigs which enter our ports for maintenance work and an upsurge in ...