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  • Success for Emirates Skywards at Loyalty Awards 2019

    Success for Emirates Skywards at Loyalty Awards 2019

    For the second consecutive year, Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, was presented with the accolade for ‘Excellence in Management’ at the Loyalty Awards 2019 dinner held in Paris on February 19. The award was...

  • Malta Bankers’ Association attends SMB outreach activity

    Malta Bankers’ Association attends SMB outreach activity

    The Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA) recently attended an outreach activity hosted by the Sanctions Monitoring Board (SMB). This event, which was held at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Valletta, forms part of a series of events which the SMB...

  • Global stock markets spring higher

    Global stock markets rose yesterday as investors reacted to a mixed batch of global economic data, and appeared confident that US-China trade talks will yield a positive outcome. European stock markets showed solid gains by the mid-afternoon, with...

  • Seize the opportunities of digital technology, says OECD

    Seize the opportunities of digital technology, says OECD

    Digital technology can improve our lives but it also poses a major risk of widening social inequality and blocking opportunities for people without the skills to navigate the online world safely, according to a new OECD report. A mix of technical,...

  • Revolut announces CFO depature, capping week plagued by anti-money laundering claims

    Revolut announces CFO depature, capping week plagued by anti-money laundering claims

    Updated at 4.45pm  Revolut has announced that its chief financial officer quit the digital banking fintech firm last month. The company confirmed Peter O'Higgins had stepped down just two days after the Daily Telegraph reported that Revolut had...

  • Eurozone inflation up, unemployment stable: Eurostat

    Eurozone inflation up, unemployment stable: Eurostat

    Eurozone annual inflation rose to 1.5 per cent in February, up from 1.4 per cent in January, while unemployment in the single currency area remained stable at 7.8 per cent, Eurostat said Friday. The provisional inflation figure is in line with...

  • Returns and the duration aspect – the current scenario

    Returns and the duration aspect – the current scenario

    The sensitivity of a Central Bank’s monetary decision, primarily in terms of rate hikes, has a huge impact on a portfolio’s performance, both on the upside and on the downside. Not going too much into the technical detail, a portfolio’s modified...

  • Huawei invites US media to see for itself on spy claims

    Huawei invites US media to see for itself on spy claims

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei has issued an unusual invitation to US media outlets to visit its facilities and meet staff as the company pushes back against global pressure arising from US accusations that it spies for Beijing.  Huawei purchased...

  • Maltese DOP, DOK, IGT

    Maltese DOP, DOK, IGT

    Most of us have probably noticed the billboard campaign promoting Maltese wines as they were driving. They would also have noted the letters DOK and IGT. The former stands for Denominazzjoni ta’ Oriġini Kontrollata (controlled denomination of...

  • Supporting the manufacturing industry

    Supporting the manufacturing industry

    Malta Chamber in collaboration with Malta Enterprise has launched Make It, a campaign aimed at encouraging young people to consider a career in manufacturing. During the launch of the campaign, Frank V. Farrugia, president of the Malta Chamber,...

  • New Honda CR-V scores five stars

    New Honda CR-V scores five stars

    The new Honda CR-V has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests, the results of which are announced today. The CR-V boasts a unique body structure giving class-leading rigidity and stiffness, and a...

  • China says it 'regrets' WTO ruling in favour of US on subsidies

    China says it 'regrets' WTO ruling in favour of US on subsidies

    China said on Friday it "regrets" a World Trade Organisation ruling in Washington's favour over a dispute on Chinese subsidies to wheat and rice producers. The decision comes as the world's top two economies try to hammer out an agreement to...

  • Portal chosen to demo at Finovate

    Aqubix launched their latest add-on to KYC portal, the customer outreach tool at Finovate 2019 in London recently. For the second time, KYC Portal was amongst one of the 65 fintech solutions chosen to participate in the famed seven-minute demo...

  • Protecting homes against the unexpected

    Protecting homes against the unexpected

    The mega storm that hit Malta over the past days caused major damage in various parts of the islands. According to various reports, the trail of destruction of Sunday’s storm is likely to cost several millions of euros in damages. As anticipated,...

  • Stock markets pressured by Hanoi summit failure

    World stock markets mostly sank yesterday as a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un ended without an agreement. Asian equities had been fluctuating throughout the day on tempered optimism over China-US trade talks, weak factory data from...

  • MSE Equity Price Index snatches 4-day positive streak

    MSE Equity Price Index snatches 4-day positive streak

    The MSE Equity Price Index moved higher for the fourth consecutive day as it added a further 0.72% to an over one-week high of 4,523.587 points. Several equities trended in positive territory, including IHI, RS2, GO and BMIT. On the other hand,...

  • Brussels signals ‘limited economic progress’

    Brussels signals ‘limited economic progress’

    Brussels warned that the current economic growth registered by Malta needs to be accompanied by substantial reforms if it is to remain sustainable over the long-term. Identifying key challenges in its annual assessment of Malta’s economic and...

  • Britain and EU try to cushion blow of no-deal divorce

    Britain and EU try to cushion blow of no-deal divorce

    As Britain tries to steer away from a dreaded "no-deal" divorce with the EU, a flurry of agreements are being hammered out to cushion the most painful blows. The government's own assessment admits that its best efforts have been unable to shield...

  • US economy grew 2.9% in 2018, highest in 13 years

    US economy grew 2.9% in 2018, highest in 13 years

    The US economy kicked into high gear last year, recording the strongest growth in 13 years - matching that in 2015 - in the wake of sweeping tax cuts and fiscal stimulus, government statistics showed Friday. But the world's largest economy was...

  • Brexit: extending Article 50 would just prolong uncertainty

    Brexit: extending Article 50 would just prolong uncertainty

    Three years on from its vote on EU membership and the UK still has little idea what its future relationship with the EU might turn out to be. Under pressure from europhile members of her cabinet, Theresa May has finally decided that running the...