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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mixed economic signals in India

    Managing to maintain a low inflation sounds good for any government especially during election year, correct? Not in India – here’s why. September Consumer Price Index (CPI) resulted to be 3.8% year-on-year which is still far from the Reserve Bank...

  • The transformation of GO plc

    The transformation of GO plc

    GO plc (previously Maltacom plc) has been listed on the Regulated Main Market of the Malta Stock Exchange since June 1998 following the partial privatisation when the Government of Malta offered 40 per cent of the issued share capital at an...

  • Stocks edge lower on earnings misgivings

    A gauge of stocks across the world edged lower on Wednesday following its largest daily run-up in over two years, as the outlook on earnings soured after a warning on the European auto sector and a revenue miss from IBM. Crude futures fell for the...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Okee August from drydocks to Annaba, the Karina from Trapani to Tripoli (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Alexander Maersk from Sfax to Gioia Tauro, the Maersk Labrea from Malaga to Genoa (both...

  • Blocking Wangiri scam calls

    Blocking Wangiri scam calls

    People in several countries including Malta are receiving unexpected phone calls on their mobile devices from different international telephone numbers as part of a massive, global scam with the objective to entice them to call back. These calls...

  • European Marketing Confederation turns 25 years

    The rapid advance of technology presents a host of challenges for today’s marketing professional. Even when a marketer has found a strategy that works, innovation and competition can cause a shift in the paradigm of their success. The...

  • Stocks rebound with earnings in focus; oil slips

    Stocks bounced back yesterday across the world, supported by earnings expectations, while oil prices fell on evidence of higher US oil production and increasing US crude inventories. European shares rallied, pulling up from Monday’s 22-month lows,...

  • Digital asset trade organisation

    Considering the increased activity within the local capital markets and digital assets sector, a group of stakeholders will be coming together to form an industry trade association to be named the Capital Markets and Digital Asset...