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  • Working conditions

    Working conditions

    Eurofound (the European Foundation for Improved Living and Working Conditions), an agency of the European Union, has launched the seventh survey on European Working Conditions. It will take place in an environment that will be much different to...

  • Website listing family-friendly activities launched

    Website listing family-friendly activities launched

    The benefits of family recreation have long been documented. Parents in Malta, however, are often unaware of what recreational activities are available for them and their children. To this end, the website www.familytimemalta.com has been...

  • First port of call asset highlighted at annual awards

    Malta Business Network International (BNI) is a first port of call business asset which so far has not been really tapped by visiting foreign entrepreneurs exploring the possibility of setting up their companies in Malta. While year on year, BNI...

  • Malta’s proposition for the UK financial services industry presented at London’s Guildhall

    Malta’s proposition for the UK financial services industry presented at London’s Guildhall

    Malta’s proposition for the UK’s financial services industry was presented to industry professionals last month at London’s Guildhall by FinanceMalta and practitioners from the financial services industry. The London-based event was aimed at...

  • Asian markets swing as economic fears pervade

    Asian markets were gripped by volatility yesterday as investors grow increasingly worried about the state of the global economy, sending them rushing to safe-haven assets and fuelling talk of possible recession. The pound was managing to hold its...

  • Various equities trend higher

    Various equities trend higher

    The MSE Equity Price Index recovered by 0.34% to 4,762.177 points as various equities ended in positive territory whilst only MIDI moved lower. Trading volumes remained on the low side as €0.25 million worth of shares changed hands. Bank of...

  • Argentina: deeper unavoidable recession?

    Argentina: deeper unavoidable recession?

    Appreciating pressure in January 2019 for the Argentine peso emerged, dropping below the Central Bank’s no-intervention range, encouraging the bank to repurchase hard currency and relax the monetary policy. Meanwhile, their manufacturing sector...

  • Safe online shopping: protecting European consumers with every transaction

    Safe online shopping:  protecting European consumers with every  transaction

    View – click – pay: that is the convenience of online shopping. And it only takes a few minutes – a far cry from the hours a customer would need to travel to a bricks-and-mortar shop, find parking, shop, then return home. And that convenience is...

  • Farsons Group employees in CSR day activity

    Farsons Group employees in CSR day activity

    Farsons Group employees and their families have, for the 18th consecutive year, participated in the now established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Day, traditionally held on the feast day of Saint Joseph. Due to this year’s long weekend...

  • BOV share price stages relief rally

    BOV share price stages relief rally

    The annual financial reporting season is currently in full swing and while most observers of the Maltese capital market would correctly expect strong performances by most companies given the robust dynamics of the Maltese economy (in fact the...

  • Awarded for excellence

    Awarded for excellence

    The Global Finance Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognise companies of all sizes which are prominent in...

  • Sterling holds above $1.32 with all eyes on Brexit

    The British pound rose back above $1.32 yesterday as investors eyed receding no-deal risks on another day of high drama in the long-running Brexit saga. Europe's stock markets turned higher in afternoon trading, while Wall Street also climbed at...

  • Shipping movements - March 28, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Rio Grande from Algeciras to Genoa, the BF Nilou from Misurata to Tunis, the APL Minnesota from Suez Canal to La Spezia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the JSP Sleipner from Algiers to...

  • Banks get regulatory help to assess risk of Fintech customers

    Banks get regulatory help to assess risk of Fintech customers

    Malta's financial regulator has launched a consultation document designed to help credit institutions, payment providers and electronic money institutions better understand how to handle account opening requests from Fintech firms.  The document,...

  • What does an inverted yield curve mean?

    What does an inverted yield curve mean?

    An inverted yield curve is an interest rate environment through which longer-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the same credit quality. This type of yield curve is considered to be a predictor of economic...

  • Global leader in customer service

    KPMG has been named a global  ‘leader’ among customer service consulting providers in a new report by ALM intelligence.  The ALM Vanguard report ranks customer service consulting firms based on their capabilities to create client impact through...

  • Fimbank announces $10.2m after-tax profit for 2018

    The Fimbank Group’s consolidated audited financial statements show that for the year ended December 31, 2018, the group registered an after-tax profit of $10.2 million, compared to an after-tax profit of $7.7 million in 2017.  As disclosed in the...

  • Customer open event launched

    Cisco has announced the launch of the Cisco Experience customer event annual open event. The motto of this year’s event is ‘The bridge to possible’, which describes how Cisco has –since the beginning of the internet to date – been creating...

  • Middle office services: giving outsourcing added value

    Middle office services: giving outsourcing added value

    As Maltese regulated companies turn to third-parties for back- and middle-office support such as risk management and compliance, choosing the right partner becomes increasingly critical.  In particular, the middle office landscape has begun...

  • Low volumes across the equity market

    Low volumes across the equity market

    The MSE Equity Price Index extended its recent positive run as it added a further 0.04% to a new two-year high of 4,763.681 points. The gain was driven by Mapfre Middlesea which was the only equity to end the day higher. On the other hand, six...