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  • Limitations to the right to be forgotten

    Limitations to the right to be forgotten

    An individual does not enjoy an absolute right to have his/her personal details struck off the companies’ register, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled. However, member states enjoy a discretion to provide for...

  • On the eve of Brexit, Qatar pledges £5bn in investment in Britain

    On the eve of Brexit, Qatar pledges £5bn in investment in Britain

    Qatar pledged £5 billion of investment in Britain in a show of support for the world’s fifth-largest economy just days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks. The wealthy Gulf state has £40 billion of investments in the...

  • EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia’s oil major Rosneft

    EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia’s oil major Rosneft

    Europe’s top court yesterday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the Court’s jurisdiction over the bloc’s foreign policy. The EU slapped...

  • Disasters cost insurers $54bn and economy $175bn in 2016 – Swiss Re

    Disasters cost insurers $54 billion in 2016 and created total economic losses of $175 billion, reinsurer Swiss Re said in a revised study yesterday. “The losses in 2016 – both economic and insured – were the highest since 2012 and reversed the...

  • Stocks up and dollar steady as markets await Fed speakers

    Stocks recovered yesterday as investors chose to look beyond US President Donald Trump’s setback on healthcare reform and awaited comments from several Federal Reserve officials, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The dollar steadied as the promise...

  • Share Index posts best daily uplift in two months

    Following the declines in the previous three trading sessions, the share index rebounded strongly as it advanced by 0.56% – the sharpest daily uplift in two months – to a four-day high of 4,729.466 points. Trading activity was spread across eight...

  • Japanese manufacturers brace for possible US import tax – poll

    Japanese manufacturers brace for possible US import tax – poll

    Japanese manufacturers are wary of a possible US border tax, with just over half expecting profits to take a hit if the US slaps a 20 per cent levy on imports, a Reuters poll showed yesterday. In response, they are thinking of cutting costs,...

  • EU antitrust regulators clear $130bn Dow, DuPont merger

    EU antitrust regulators clear $130bn Dow, DuPont merger

    Dow Chemical and DuPont gained conditional EU antitrust approval yesterday for their $130 billion merger by agreeing to significant asset sales, one of a trio of mega mergers that will redraw the agrochemicals industry. The European Commission had...

  • ‘Decision on Monte Paschi rescue soon; Vicenza and Veneto are next’

    ‘Decision on Monte Paschi rescue soon; Vicenza and Veneto are next’

    European authorities will soon decide on a public rescue plan for Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena and are already working on similar requests from two smaller banks, the European Central Bank’s top supervisor said yesterday. “There will...

  • German business morale brightest in nearly six years

    German business morale brightest in nearly six years

    German business morale hit its highest level in nearly six years in March, suggesting company executives in Europe’s largest economy are brushing off concerns about the threat of rising protectionism and Germany’s own election issues. The...

  • Stocks, dollar slip as Trump trade deflates

    Stocks, the dollar and US long-dated Treasury yields slipped yesterday as investors fretted that US President Donald Trump’s defeat over healthcare reform foreshadowed difficulties delivering other campaign promises, in particular fiscal...

  • Money Market Report for the week ending March 24

    On March 20, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on March 21, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €32.68 billion, €6.17 billion higher than the...

  • Louis Vuitton shares remain stylish

    Louis Vuitton shares remain stylish

    About the company LVMH is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, headquartered in Paris. The company was formed by the 1987 merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the...

  • Malta has good growth potential

    Malta has good growth potential

    Malta shows significant growth potential as a startup ecosystem scoring particularly highly in talent and market reach, according to the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) published by Startup Genome. This report was a global...

  • One-off results in 25.6% profit drop for Mapfre MSV Life

    Mapfre MSV Life registered a profit before tax of €11.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, down 25.6 per cent on the previous year where a €15.6 million profit before tax was generated influenced by a one-off pre-tax gain in 2015 of...

  • Too much of a good thing

    Too much of a good thing

    As in most spheres of life, there is always a risk of having too much of a good thing. Whether it’s rich food, money, friends or clients when you cannot absorb more than you can handle effectively, you risk ruining the success you may have...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Cape Mayor from Beirut to Rijeka, the Repulse Bay from Aliaga to Algiers, the Karina from Sfax, the CMA CGM Rossini from Damietta to Salerno, the Gerit Braren from Algiers to Mersin (all CMA CGM Malta...

  • Company briefs

    Bank of Valletta will once again be hosting a BOV Investor Education Programme at its Victoria Branch. “The topics chosen reflect concerns that are common to many, such as succession planning and powers of attorney. We shall also be discussing...

  • How to fix war-torn societies? Train their women to work

    How to fix war-torn societies? Train their women to work

    When Islamic State militants brutally invad­ed her hometown Kobani, in Syria, Shorash didn’t initially see it as a career opportunity. Grabbing only what she could carry, she and her family trekked on foot across the Turkish border. After months...

  • Not just for the mantelpiece

    It was a very special moment: Alfred Pisani, chairman of the Corinithia Group, winner of the first edition of the Malta EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, standing side by side with David Vella, CEO of Altaro Software, winner of EY’s Rising Star...