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  • Why the EU will find it difficult to contemplate a no-deal exit - Joe Zammut Lucia

    At dinner the other week, a friend of mine wondered whether British Prime Minister Theresa May would have been treated with quite so much patience, forbearance and courtesy by her EU colleagues had she not been a woman. It’s a fair question.  Her...

  • Hotjar’s Darmanin is Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    Hotjar’s Darmanin is Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    David Darmanin, the founder and CEO of Hotjar, a business which helps website owners understand user behaviour and optimise conversions, has won the third edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year award. This June, he will travel to Monaco to...

  • Pound rises on Brexit delay, economic gloom hits European stocks

    Sterling rose further yesterday after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors. European equities tanked and the euro sank under $1.13 as poor eurozone manufacturing data...

  • Innovative technology and AML challenges

    As the momentum picks up in the DLT and crypto space, FinanceMalta will be hosting a morning seminar which will be discussing innovative technology arrangements and AML challenges. The breakfast seminar, which forms part of the BlockFinance series...

  • Hotjar’s David Darmanin is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    Hotjar’s David Darmanin is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    David Darmanin, the founder and CEO of Hotjar, a business which helps website owners understand user behaviour and optimise conversions, has won the third edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year award. In June, he will travel to Monaco to...

  • Former bosses see big payday from Deutsche Bank

    Former bosses see big payday from Deutsche Bank

    Former board members including ex-chief executive John Cryan enjoyed a fat payday from Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank in 2018 despite leaving under a cloud, the firm's annual report showed Friday. The booted-out bosses raked in a total of...

  • APS Bank posts €19.7 million profit

    APS Bank posts €19.7 million profit

    APS Bank announced a strong 2018 operating performance for both the group and the bank, with activity also reaching all-round record levels. The bank’s pre-tax profit increased by 7.7 per cent to €19.7 million while the group’s profits went up by...

  • Central Banks decisions - supportive for bond markets

    Central Banks decisions - supportive for bond markets

    The debate whether Central Banks should refrain from tightening their policies was a very important preposition, which bond investors monitored very cautiously. Indeed, 2018 was the first year in decades where bond investors started to feel the...

  • Fridays for future - Lawrence Zammit

    Last Friday was a big day for children around the world including Malta. They put down their books to march for change in the way the world’s leaders (political, business, social, etc) are responding to climate change. Some have called it the...

  • A tale of two Delhis

    Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth. But these eco-eateries, offering cleaner air as...

  • Malta Chamber and Trade Malta promote Canton Fair and China International Import Expo

    Malta Chamber and Trade Malta promote Canton Fair and China International Import Expo

    The Malta Chamber sees in China a strong partner that provides Maltese businesses with immense opportunities on both import and export directions.  This was stated by Frank V. Farrugia, president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and...

  • Pound under pressure ahead of Brexit summit

    The pound fell further ahead of a key Brexit summit in Brussels on yesterday, while equities investors tried to come to grips with an unexpectedly dovish message from the US Federal Reserve. Sterling, seen as a barometer for Britain's long-running...

  • GasanMamo Insurance helps young couple to collect funds for Puttinu Cares

    Helping others is not a one-way street where you do something good for someone and then you both go your way. When you help others, you feel connected to them, and no doubt this is a perfect example of a bonding experience. This is precisely the...

  • MSE Equity Price Index retreats from 20-month high

    MSE Equity Price Index retreats from 20-month high

    The MSE Equity Price Index trended lower for the first time in four days as it slipped by 0.57% to 4,715.012 points. The main driver of Thursday's drop was the decline in BOV which, coupled with the losses in RS2 and Main Street Complex,...

  • Norway hikes interest rate, bucking global trend

    Norway hikes interest rate, bucking global trend

    Norway's central bank raised its key interest rate on Thursday and indicated another could soon follow due to the strength of the Scandinavian country's economy, in contrast to a slowdown in much of the rest of the world. The key rate was hiked by...

  • Switzerland's debt

    Switzerland is an exception when analysing the level of its debt. According to the IMF, gross public debt was equivalent to 41.8 percent of GDP in 2017 of which 14.5 percent of GDP is borne by the Confederation and the remainder by the...

  • 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...