Britain’s FTSE 100 index pushes over 6,000 points for the first time since March slump

29th April 2020

The March crash brought on by the coronavirus pandemic was the worst day for the FTSE 100 since 1987.

For the first time in almost two months, Britain’s Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 index has pushed past 6,000 points, recovering all the losses it incurred since its devastating crash on 12th March, caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The same March day was the first for the market since 1987.

The significant milestone was reached this morning, showing signs of market recovery, and adding 45 points to 6,003 as the morning progressed.

Leading the top risers is Barclays PLC, which rose 5.4 percent to 103 points, followed by Carnival PLC and Meggitt PLC. Meanwhile, the top fallers are International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, Ocado Group PLC and Just Eat NV.

Locally, a staggering 22 to 25 per cent of food produced is thrown away.

30th April 2020

An online webinar in April saw the much-anticipated official launch of the ACAMS Malta Chapter

28th April 2020

The project is now coming to an end, with 3rd May being the last day that donations will be accepted.

28th April 2020

Total cruise passenger traffic amounted to 40,175, a decrease of 48.5 per cent over the corresponding period in 2019, according to new figures published by NSO.