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  • MSE Equity Price Index moves to 5-week high

    MSE Equity Price Index moves to 5-week high

    The MSE Equity Price Index on Tuesday built on Monday's gains as it advanced by a further 0.16% to 4,491.406 points. Five equities, including IHI and BOV, trended higher whilst only HSBC and Tigné Mall moved in negative territory. Meanwhile,...

  • Samsung reaches settlement over 'exploding' washing machines

    Samsung reaches settlement over 'exploding' washing machines

    Samsung Electronics has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over 2.8 million "exploding" washing machines recalled in the US, the South Korean company said Tuesday. The faulty appliances were recalled in 2016 after reports that the top...

  • Corporate bond yields and their relevance

    Corporate bond yields and their relevance

    Fixed Income instruments, also known as bonds, issued by companies are known as Corporate Bonds. Depending on the risk profile of the bond issuer, these can take various forms, namely Investment Grade Corporate bonds and/or High Yield bonds, and...

  • Melita acquires business telecom specialist Ozone

    Melita acquires business telecom specialist Ozone

    Melita has acquired the local operations of Ozone, a licensed operator specialised in servicing business customers. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. “This acquisition complements strategic investments made in recent years to...

  • Could blockchain technology disrupt the insurance industry?

    Could blockchain technology disrupt the insurance industry?

    Insurance companies have been in existence since the 1600s, with the first concept of modern insurance emerging within the property market, triggered mainly through fires which had destroyed thousands of houses – yet various compliance challenges...

  • Young entrepreneurs commit to curbing Malta’s drink-driving problem

    Young entrepreneurs commit to curbing Malta’s drink-driving problem

    Drink-driving is a serious problem in Malta nowadays, with accidents frequently happening throughout the year. On average, 15 people die on Malta’s roads every year as a result of collisions involving people who were driving while over the legal...

  • AI, the future competitive advantage

    AI, the future competitive advantage

    The rapid changes the world is facing could mean that many organisations will not be ready for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution. This is worrying especially when considering that ICT is both a national and European priority. It is...

  • Money market report for week ending February 8

    On February 4, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on February 5 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €5.42 billion, €1.15 billion lower than...

  • Global stocks rise as US-China trade talks loom

    World stock markets rallied yesterday as US and Chinese officials geared up for crunch trade talks aimed at averting fresh tariff escalations that have triggered fears of a global economic slowdown. European equities shrugged off last week's...

  • MIA and IHI lift Equity Price Index

    MIA and IHI lift Equity Price Index

    The MSE Equity Price Index rebounded by 0.28% to an almost 5-week high of 4,484.201 points on the back of increases in IHI and MIA on Monday. Mapfre Middlesea also trended higher whilst Malita and BOV eased marginally lower. The equities of HSBC...

  • Third quarter of 2018 saw growth of 7.5% - Central Bank

    Third quarter of 2018 saw growth of 7.5% - Central Bank

    The Central Bank of Malta first Quarterly Review for 2019 notes that the Maltese economy in the third quarter of 2018 grew at a fast pace, with real gross domestic product (GDP) rising by 7.5% in annual terms, following a 6.2% increase in the...

  • US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF 'storm' warning

    US team in Beijing for trade talks after IMF 'storm' warning

    US negotiators met with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing Monday for a new round of high-stakes trade talks, hoping to reach a deal before the March 1 deadline set by Donald Trump as the IMF warned of a possible global economic...

  • UK posts slowest growth in six years ahead of Brexit

    UK posts slowest growth in six years ahead of Brexit

    Britain's economy grew at the slowest pace in six years in 2018 with near-flat output in the final quarter, data showed Monday, as Brexit uncertainty and weaker global growth bites. Gross domestic product growth stood at 1.4 per cent last year,...

  • Trade deficit reaches €2.9 billion as imports and exports drop

    Trade deficit reaches €2.9 billion as imports and exports drop

    The trade deficit widened by €403.4 million when compared to 2017, reaching €2,858.5 million. Both imports and exports show decreases of €5.4 million and €408.7 million respectively, the National Statistics Office said on Monday. Lower imports...

  • Sanofi – Investing in healthcare

    Sanofi – Investing in healthcare

    Sanofi reported positive results for Q418 beating on revenue and earnings when compared to our estimates and consensus. Revenues last year were led higher by Sanofi’s Genzyme biotechnology unit, were growth was up 37.4 per cent, driven by its...

  • Light shed on National Bank mystery after 45 years

    Light shed on National Bank mystery after 45 years

    Sources close to the Corinthia Group have confirmed that the loan it had taken out from the National Bank of Malta had actually been repaid to Bank of Valletta, giving a new twist to the decades-long saga. At the time that the National Bank was...

  • Sorry not in service

    Sorry not in service

    The traffic congestion problem is not getting any better. While significant efforts are being made to improve the road network, the increasing number of cars is neutralising these improvements. My concern is that public transport is not meeting...

  • Diversifying deposit funding sources on a European scale

    BNF Bank has signed a partnership with Deposit Solutions, a globally recognised fintech company, for the use of its open banking platform for deposits. The platform will allow the bank to expand and diversify its retail funding sources across...

  • Shipping movements - February 11, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The BF Nilou from Bejaia to Sousse, the Karina from Skikda to Annaba, the CMA CGM Lamartine from Koper to Port Said (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MSC Valeria from Barcelona to Salalah (John Ripard &...

  • The spy who came in from my cell phone

    The spy who came in  from my cell phone

    If Huawei, the world’s biggest telephone equipment maker and leading supplier of transmission hardware for Europe’s telecom companies, with a turnover in excess of $100 billion, were a public company, its share price would have been battered...