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  • Supporting education

    Supporting education

    GO recently collaborated with Mcast on a co-lecturing seminar for first-year BA Business Enterprise Degree students within the Institute of Business Management and Commerce (IBMC). This seminar was held on the initiative of course lecturer Thomas J.

  • Inspiring young minds

    Inspiring young minds

    Angelo Xuereb, AX Group chairman and EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, met with young JAYE entrepreneurs. Mr Xuereb started by saying that three principles led his personal and business life: creativity and determination – as on occasion it took...

  • BNF fundraises for Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit

    NGO and non-profit volunteer organisation EFRU – the Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit – is off on a fundraising cycling tour in Sicily, supported by BNF Bank. They will be cycling across a challenging 300km stretch of Sicilian undulating terrain.

  • Corinthia Hotels takes shareholding in Global Hotel Alliance

    Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands and operator of the award-winning, multi-brand loyalty programme, Discovery, has announced that Corinthia Hotels is making a strategic investment in the alliance,...

  • Money market report for week ending April 5

    On April 1, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on April 2 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €5.38 billion, €0.72 billion lower than the bid...

  • Pound edges higher at start of Brexit-heavy week

    The pound rose yesterday as investors weighed the risks of another Brexit-themed week, with many willing to bet money on another, perhaps long extension to proceedings. In stock trading, Frankfurt was under pressure from poor German data, but...

  • MSE Equity Price Index drops below the 4,700 mark

    MSE Equity Price Index drops below the 4,700 mark

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in negative territory as it slipped by 0.6% to 4,685.923 points. Four equities trended lower, including BOV and IHI, whilst a further three shares closed the day unchanged. Trading volumes contracted to...

  • EU unveils ethics guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

    EU unveils ethics guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

    The European Union presented ethics guidelines Monday as it seeks to promote its own artificial intelligence sector, which has fallen behind developments in China and the United States. The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, unveiled a...

  • New Mazda3: Driven by design

    New Mazda3: Driven by design

    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. The competition’s highest accolade is awarded to products whose designs are considered genuinely groundbreaking and visionary. The...

  • Paul Abela confirmed GRTU president

    Paul Abela confirmed GRTU president

    Paul Abela has been confirmed as GRTU president for this year, the association said. Philip Fenech is vice president - policy and strategy; Marcel Mizzi, vice president - finance and administration; Sergio Camilleri - vice president sectors;...

  • France needs tax cuts in response to 'yellow vests': PM

    France needs tax cuts in response to 'yellow vests': PM

    The French government must implement bold tax cuts, the prime minister said Monday, after a mass public consultation called in the wake of "yellow vest" protests that shook President Emmanuel Macron. Giving the first conclusions of a "Great...

  • German big business dives into politics with pro-EU message

    German big business dives into politics with pro-EU message

    It's not often German big business openly dabbles in politics, but many companies are urging their employees to reject eurosceptics and right-wing populists in May 26 European Parliament elections. From Volkswagen to Eon and Thyssenkrupp,...

  • Flogging a dead horse?

    Flogging a dead horse?

    The judgment of the Commercial Court of March 28 in the names of Alessandro Farrugia et v John Mercieca et (8/2018JZM) ventured into areas of company law previously untouched by our courts, in turn achieving what can be described as nothing short...

  • Equity quarterly market review – Q1 2019

    Equity quarterly market review – Q1 2019

    US equities rebounded from a weak end to 2018 to post significant gains in Q1. January was especially strong, as the Federal Reserve confirmed it would adjust planned interest rate hikes to compensate for deteriorating economic momentum and the US...

  • Global talks on cross-border taxation ‘necessary’ - Scicluna

    Global talks on cross-border taxation ‘necessary’ - Scicluna

    Cross-border taxation, including changes to corporate taxation, must be discussed at the global level through international fora such as the OECD, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna told European Union counterparts. The role of taxation in...

  • Changing dynamics of the banking industry

    Changing dynamics of the banking industry

    The banking industry has arguably seen more changes in the last decade than in the previous four decades. The determination of Margaret Thatcher to inject the banking industry with new blood uncontaminated with over-regulation and the prevalence...

  • FinanceMalta organises blockchain roadshow in Turin and Milan

    FinanceMalta organises blockchain roadshow in Turin and Milan

    The opportunities offered by Malta, as the first jurisdiction in the world with a regulatory framework for blockchain, were discussed during an Italy block­chain roadshow organised by FinanceMalta in Turin and Milan. The roadshow’s aim was to...

  • ECB to hold course as threats to growth linger

    ECB to hold course as threats to growth linger

    The European Central Bank will hint Wednesday at moves to support the eurozone economy but stop short of new action, analysts expect, as the Frankfurt institution eyes lingering political risks. Policymakers took the unexpectedly aggressive step...

  • Shipping movements - April 8, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Jan from Algiers to Izmir, the CMA CGM Aristote from Dekhelia to Skikda, the CMA CGM Georg Forster from Sousse to Jeddah (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to...

  • It’s the season to be jolly!

    It’s the season to be jolly!

    Maltese investors have some good reasons to be happy these days. After a relatively slow start of the year, particularly compared to the European and US equity markets, a strong earnings season has fuelled a significant run-up in the Maltese stock...