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  • Promoting financial literacy among youths

    For the fifth year running, the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA) is organising a series of events and activities in preparation for the European Money Week, being held between March 25 and 29.  The Money Week is an initiative of the European...

  • Markets mostly drop as dealers await Fed

    Asian and European stocks mostly slid yesterday, as investors eyed China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, before the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate call.  In Europe, Frankfurt fell the heaviest with Bayer shares tumbling after a US jury...

  • Shipping movements - March 21, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Lins from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the Ningbo Express to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The Maersk Kingston from Antwerp to...

  • GO to distribute majority of BMIT windfall - Edward Rizzo

    GO plc published its 2018 financial statements on March 8 with the main focus being the extent of the 2019 interim dividend rather than the actual performance of the telecoms group. Ever since the initial announcement of the offer for sale of the...

  • BOV continues to lead MSE Equity Price Index higher

    BOV continues to lead MSE Equity Price Index higher

    The MSE Equity Price Index registered its third consecutive increase with a rise of a further 0.15% to yet another fresh 20-month high of 4,742.218 points. The index advanced mainly due to the continued recovery in the share price of BOV. A...

  • Apple set to aggressively take on the TV market

    On March 25, Apple is set to reveal its new strategy on the TV market. Investors have met this news with measured caution however, as the first news of Apple tapping the TV market dates back to Steve Jobs’s autobiography in 2011, and since then it...

  • International investment assets up by €47 million in 2018

    International investment assets up by €47 million in 2018

    International direct investment assets only grew by €47 million in 2018, with the total amount of assets remaining at more or less the same levels for the three years between 2016 and 2018. The National Statistics Offices said on Wednesday that...

  • A way out of the Brexit deadlock?

    A way out of the Brexit deadlock?

    The Speaker in the UK Parliament has ruled out bringing Theresa May’s deal back for a third meaningful vote. Short of closing the current session of Parliament and starting a new one – and then actually winning the vote, the likelihood is that the...

  • In 2018, European citizens spoke up more than ever before  

    As far as requests for registration submitted to the Commission are concerned, 2018 was one of the most successful years for the European Citizens’ Initiative. 2019 is off to a flying start as two new initiatives have been registered in the first...

  • Central Bank of Malta hosts US Fulbright scholar

    Central Bank of Malta hosts US Fulbright scholar

    Between March 4-15, the Central Bank of Malta hosted Fulbright Scholar Professor Andrew Narwold of the Department of Economics at the University of San Diego, where he is also affiliated to the Energy Policy Initiatives Centre. This is the first...

  • European stocks climb as markets track Brexit, Fed

    European stock markets jumped yesterday, while the pound won a lift from better-than-expected UK jobs data, as traders reacted to more Brexit chaos and awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. British Prime Minister Theresa May held...

  • Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta a fiscal black hole, says Oxfam

    Malta was a “fiscal black hole”, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam said, adding the country facilitated aggressive tax planning. The international confederation of over 20 NGOs has just published a report highlighting the world’s worst tax...

  • German investor confidence surges in March

    German investor confidence surges in March

    Confidence among investors in Europe's largest economy Germany leaped in March, a monthly survey showed, as fears of a hard Brexit receded and progress in US-China trade talks soothed nerves. The ZEW institute's monthly confidence index added 9.8...

  • Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

    Germany launches 5G auction amid row with US over Huawei

    Germany launches its auction Tuesday for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei. The United States has warned it could...

  • Milan's La Scala to return Saudi funds

    Milan's La Scala to return Saudi funds

    Milan's La Scala will refund money it received from Saudi Arabia after anger over a deal which assured it a place on the board, the world-famous opera house's president said Monday. "Back to square one. We'll return the money to the Saudis," the...

  • Transaction monitoring is key component of AML compliance

    Transaction monitoring is key component of AML compliance

    Nowadays, it has become mandatory for compliance teams to think about regulation in a holistic way, and to find improved methods of managing the vast amount of transactional data being collected each day. Organisations must comply with Anti-Money...

  • Money market report for week ending March 15

    ECB monetary operations On March 11 the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on March 12 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €6.09 billion, €0.32...

  • Emirates launches special summer fares for Maltese travellers

    Emirates launches special summer fares for Maltese travellers

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is offering Maltese travellers a chance to take advantage of attractive fares and discover the cosmopolitan city of Dubai this summer.  Enjoy the year-round sunshine, six fully fledged public...

  • Of catwalks and copyright - Emma Portelli Bonnici

    Of catwalks and copyright - Emma Portelli Bonnici

    Catwalks, for the less fashion-savvy among us, are platforms extending into an auditorium or hall wherein fashion houses generally display their wares for the current season at any of the major fashion shows around the world. So, what’s the...

  • Pound down as Brexit uncertainty drags on

    The British pound fell yesterday but held close to multi-month highs, as more Brexit uncertainty surfaced over the weekend. Sterling’s drop helped to push up London’s stock market that features numerous multinationals earnings in other currencies,...