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  • Money market report for week ending June 15

    On June 14, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at...

  • The outcome of the Central Bank meetings

    The outcome of the Central Bank meetings

    Last week, the world’s three most powerful central banks convened. Within 36 hours of each other, investors were expecting the Fed to raise interest rates, the European Central Bank (ECB) potentially fleshing out its plan to cease buying bonds,...

  • A long, hot summer in Brussels

    A long, hot summer  in Brussels

    It can be suffocatingly hot in Brussels at this time of the year. Thousands of EU bureaucrats and politicians are packing their bags to start what they believe are their well-earned summer holidays. But this will be one of the hottest and longest...

  • Bundesbank slashes Germany growth view, says horizon clouded

    Germany’s central bank slashed its growth forecast for this year and said trade and political concerns had made the outlook for the country’s still booming economy more uncertain. Weaker demand from abroad and labour shortages at home had exposed...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Buxcoast from Aliaga to Valencia, the CMA CGM Herodote from Aliaga to Annaba, the Karina from Bejaia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo...

  • Gaming companies hail new law allowing single licence

    Gaming companies hail new law allowing single licence

    Gaming companies are applauding the Gaming Act, which comes into force on July 1 and will allow them to operate with one licence across various platforms. The Act has reviewed and consolidated the legislation covering the gaming industry into a...

  • Regulating an exchange on blockchain

    Regulating an exchange on blockchain

    Human existence is marked by several instances which had a prolonged and lasting impact and were predominately led by innovation. Within this context, the Maltese government is seeing innovation in the regulation of new innovative industries so...

  • Interest rates and monetary policy

    In order to maintain price stability, healthy levels of employment and a balanced economic growth, central banks use a number of tools to influence high level dynamics in an economy. Indeed, central banks, through the use of monetary policy tools...

  • A healthcare blockchain for the benefit of patients

    The healthcare industry sees a significant part of its operations dedicated to the management of medical and client information – personal patient data, patient incidents, records of treatments, lab results and consultant reports. The handling of...

  • An addiction to property?

    In 1981, ‘Perry’ Spiteri-Paris moved into Sliema, converted a former garage on Tower Road into an office and started his eponymous real estate business. It was in a rather unassuming neighbourhood at the time and an odd place to put up shop. No...

  • Watch: ‘We clearly have room to grow here’, says gaming firm's CEO

    Watch: ‘We clearly have room to grow here’, says gaming firm's CEO

    Kindred – one of Malta’s longest-standing online gaming companies – consolidated its various offices under one roof this week, with 400 people now based at Tigné Point’s business centre. CEO Henrik Tjärnström told Vanessa Macdonald this was a sign...

  • Malta Institute of Accountants visits professionals in public and private sector

    The Malta Institute of Accountants has launched a series of visits to different firms and organisations to keep close to its members. The president of the institute, Willian Spiteri Bailey, met the accountants at the National Audit Office, at PwC...

  • RS2 shares recoup by 9.7%

    RS2 shares recoup by 9.7%

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index partially reversed the previous week’s 2.202 per cent gain, having declined by 0.485 per cent, to close at 8,633.894 points. Turnover increased to €2 million from the previous week’s €1.4 million. RS2 Software plc...

  • ECB plans to end stimulus in December

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that it will phase out its massive bond-buying programme that has for the past years supported the eurozone economy. The ECB plans to end the programme by the end of this year. Despite signs that the...

  • Maltese companies in trade mission to Poland

    Maltese companies in trade mission to Poland

    Twenty Maltese business representatives participated in a successful trade mission organised by the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry, the Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and the Polish...

  • Finding talent in Malta

    Finding talent in Malta

    Malta’s job market has changed dramatically due to the influx of companies we have had in recent years. As a result, amid strong economic growth and surging business confidence, recruiting the right professionals has become increasingly complex...

  • Lidl Malta celebrates its 10-year anniversary with all its team and their families

    Lidl Malta celebrates its 10-year anniversary with all its team and their families

    This year marks an important milestone for Lidl Malta: 10 years ago, on April 24, 2008, the company opened its first three outlets in the Maltese islands. Over these 10 years the company has seen significant growth and an increase in clientele.

  • Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new 2019 motocross range unveiled

    Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new 2019 motocross range unveiled

    Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to lift the covers off their complete line-up of 2019 motocross models – a new generation of five premium machines redesigned to offer professional and amateur motocross riders the highest level of technology...

  • FKL’s rebranding exercise for Famalco Group

    As part of the Famalco Group’s Growth Plan 2014, Focused Knowledge Ltd (FKL) are currently working on a rebranding excercise, focusing on revolutionising a number of already-existing logos, as well as creating new ones from scratch. The creative...

  • Dhalia meets local businesses at B2B Expo

    Dhalia meets local businesses at B2B Expo

    Dhalia Real Estate Services recently had the opportunity to meet and greet the local business community at the B2B conference and expo held on June 1 at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali. The conference brought together local and international expert speakers...