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  • Will higher US rates derail financial markets?

    Last week, equity markets witnessed a surge in market volatility with US equity indices posting the largest weekly loss since March this year. Concerns about higher interest rates and trade tensions weighed negatively on sentiment. Many investors...

  • Meeting between the Malta Chamber of Planners and RTPI president

    Meeting between the Malta Chamber of Planners and RTPI president

    The Malta Chamber of Planners recently had the opportunity to meet John Acres, president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) of the UK. Mr Acres was one of the speakers at the recent conference organised by the Planning Authority on the...

  • Maersk transformation sees MCC and Seago folded into Sealand brand

    In the ongoing transformation of the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group, the Asia regional line MCC Transport, European regional line Seago Line and its Americas regional brand Sealand have been unified under one brand, Sealand – a Maersk...

  • Chief Justice to open forthcoming annual company law conference

    Chief Justice  to open forthcoming annual company law conference

    The new Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi will be addressing his first conference following his recent appointment. He shall be delivering the opening address of the forthcoming Annual Company Law Conference organised jointly by the Department of...

  • Stocks bounce back despite Italy angst; dollar dips

    Stocks rose across the world yesterday with a global index aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive weekly loss, but concerns over Italy’s budget weighed on its stocks and bonds. The benchmark Italian bond yield rose to 4-1/2 year highs and the euro...

  • Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Revolut strikes deal with GRTU to lure local small business owners

    Around 7,000 companies based in Malta are to be offered three months of a Revolut subscription free-of-charge, following an agreement between the Chamber of SMEs (GRTU) and the fintech company. The agreement could lead to savings of up to €1...

  • Uber hits the HY market, as benchmark yields rise

    Uber hits the HY market, as benchmark yields rise

    The recent spike in US yields might have pinched prospective bond issuers due to the higher financing costs. Undoubtedly, the latest Fed minutes have prompted further concerns on whether one should pull the trigger, raise debt or whether to wait...

  • China economic growth weakest since 2009

    China economic growth weakest since 2009

    China's economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, with regulators pledging further policy support as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began...

  • Two thirds of the world committed to free trade - Merkel

    Two thirds of the world committed to free trade - Merkel

    Two-thirds of the world was committed to multilateralism and recognised the benefits of free trade, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, commenting after the Asia-Europe summit in Brussels. "The summit shows that countries have gathered...

  • European politics

    European politics

    Last week I wrote about the situation in Italy. I wrote that I believe we have strong grounds to be worried about the situation in Italy because of a worsening public debt, slow growth and, as yet, a fragile banking sector. Maybe the lack of...

  • Four events in four days in London for FinanceMalta delegation

    Four events in four days in London for FinanceMalta delegation

    In its drive to continue to attract more FDI to Malta, a FinanceMalta (FM) delegation has just returned from an intensive four-day mission to London, which saw company executives and FM members participate in four different seminars and events...

  • Malta delegation visits Madrid startup ecosystem 

    Malta delegation visits Madrid startup ecosystem 

    Representatives of Malta Enterprise and the Department of Contracts (Ministry of Finance) visited Madrid to participate in a number of fact-finding and capacity visits, and international innovative public procurement workshop, as part of the...

  • EU rejects US 'blackmail' to dilute derivatives clearing rules

    EU rejects US 'blackmail' to dilute derivatives clearing rules

    The European Union rejected US calls to water down new derivatives clearing rules on Thursday, saying EU lawmakers would not be "blackmailed" and it had every right to supervise foreign financial firms in the same way as US regulators. The US...

  • New asset transfer promotion

    New asset transfer promotion

    MeDirect has launched a new asset transfer promotion. This will give customers a 0.5 per cent bonus on the value of investment securities transferred to MeDirect, by November 30. In addition, MeDirect will refund third party transfer fees of up to...

  • Attractive fares to Cyprus with companion offer

    Attractive fares to Cyprus with companion offer

    Emirates announced special companion fares starting from €159 per person including taxes in economy class for customers flying to Larnaca.   The special fare applies to two travellers flying together and booking their holiday or business trip by...

  • Dollar rides a Fed wave higher; stocks, oil drop

    The US dollar index yesterday alongside Treasury yields after Federal Reserve policymakers showed unity in favoring more rate hikes next year. Stocks, already under pressure from rising borrowing costs, were further weighed by concern over a...

  • One year on: property online platform celebrates

    One year on: property online platform celebrates

    A property online platform where sellers can list their property, buyers can find their dream home, and brokers, agents and contractors can browse through extensive listings, all for free? One year ago, it sounded too good to be true. But on its...

  • MSE Equity Price Index closes virtually unchanged

    MSE Equity Price Index closes virtually unchanged

    The MSE Equity Price Index remained at just above 4,539 points as the gains registered in BOV and FIMBank were offset by the declines in five other shares including GO, MIA and RS2. Meanwhile, trading volumes dropped markedly from the very high...

  • EU lawmakers to back 35% CO2 cut for trucks by 2030 - sources

    EU lawmakers to back 35% CO2 cut for trucks by 2030 - sources

    EU lawmakers are expected to back a 35 per cent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030, EU sources said ahead of a vote on Thursday over new rules that seek to fight global warming without harming industry. The target will be the...

  • Hacked, scammed and on your own - navigating cryptocurrency 'wild west'

    Hacked, scammed and on your own - navigating cryptocurrency 'wild west'

    When Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke learned in January that hackers cracked a 40-character password and cleaned out their cryptocurrency wallet, they did not go to the police or alert the tokens' issuer, the Berlin-based technology group IOTA. They...