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  • Britain’s J-Curve effect

    It is tough writing on a new topic every week, when persistent volatility leads to déjà vu scenarios as seen over recent months. The Bank of England is expected to maintain accommodative monetary policy measures following recent data...

  • Collective management of music copyright

    The collective management of copyright entails the granting of authorisation to collecting societies by the copyright holders to commercially exploit their rights over their artistic works in a particular territory. In turn, such collecting...

  • Power outage at Delta causes flight cancellations, delays

    Delta Air Lines Inc cancelled hundreds of flights and delayed many others on Monday after an outage hit its computer systems, grounding planes and stranding passengers of one of the world’s largest carriers at airports around the...

  • Customers are paying too much for banking services – UK watchdog

    Customers are paying too much for banking services – UK watchdog

    Britain’s competition watchdog has published its final recommendations for boosting competition in high street banking, its measures not differing significantly from options it published in May to widespread dismay among consumer groups. The...

  • BP seeking buyers for its China joint venture stake

    British oil major BP is seeking buyers for its 50 per cent stake in a Chinese petrochemicals joint venture, its single largest investment in China, in a deal that would fetch $2-$3 billion. BP has hired an investment bank to sell its shareholding...

  • Pound stumbles on easing prospects as stocks gain globally

    An index of global stocks climbed to its highest level in nearly a year yesterday while the British pound tumbled on the prospect of easing monetary policy in the country. The sterling fell for the fifth day in a row after a Bank of England...

  • Share index rebounds from 9-month low

    The share index erased the declines of the previous two trading sessions as it edged up by 0.79 per cent to 4,439.727 points. The uplift in the local equity index largely took place on the back of the recovery in the share price of IHI which...

  • The price of oil has come a long way

    So far this year we have had a number of moving events. The start of the year was one to forget, as in the first 6-weeks of the year, the bloodbath in markets witnessed in the final 4 weeks of 2015 spilled over onto the New Year. In mid-February,...

  • New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    New spyware targeting Russia, Iran, China discovered

    A previously unknown hacking group variously dubbed "Strider" or "ProjectSauron" has carried out cyber-espionage attacks against select targets in Russia, China, Iran, Sweden, Belgium and Rwanda, security researchers said on Monday. The group,...

  • HSBC continues to drag share index lower

    HSBC continues to drag share index lower

    The MSE Share Index shed a further 0.3 per cent during this morning’s session to a fresh 9-month low of 4,404.807 points largely due to the second consecutive daily decline in the share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc. Following last Friday’s 2.4 per...

  • Common terms used in financial news

    Whilst most news covering sports and politics is written largely easy to understand language, financial news is very often written by analysts who very often forget that their target audience is not as investment savvy. The following are...

  • The audacity of hope

    The audacity of hope

    The conventions of the Republican and Democrat parties in the US gave the opportunity to many economic and political analysts to observe how mass communication is evolving. Rhetoric and eloquence were once again the hallmark of political...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Homere from Le Havre to Alexandria, theCMA CGM Callisto from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Malta from Salerno to Salerno and the MV Eurocargo Venezia from...

  • Can your business navigate Brexit?

    Can your business navigate Brexit?

    Uncertainty continues to dominate the Brexit situation. What happens now, after the Brexit vote and the implications for businesses and organisations in the UK, as well as Maltese and EU companies that trade or carry out transactions with the UK,...

  • Malta and commodity trading

    Malta and commodity trading

    Commodities are a key driver of the global economy. Every day, a variety of commodity products such as metal ores, gold, oil, wheat, sugar, coffee, cotton and grains are transferred globally from their place of extraction or production, funnelled...

  • New online venture for procurement of services

    A new online venture vying to revolutionise the way we offer and procure service-based jobs is soon to be launched in Malta and Gozo. At Kwotani.com.mt, there is a full directory of freshly signed up freelancers and businesses in the fields of...

  • Medserv renews major contract

    Medserv has successfully concluded the renewal of one of its major contracts with an international oil company operating offshore North Africa for another two years. Medserv will provide fully integrated logistics and shore base services from its...

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  • APS Bank customers can now shop online with added safety

    APS Bank customers can now shop online with added safety

    APS Bank customers may now benefit from an added layer of safety and security when using their APS Visa debit card for online purchases. This is a result of APS Bank’s adoption of the 3D Secure System in collaboration with Visa. 3D Secure is a set...

  • Shopping during summer sales

    Shopping during summer sales

    The summer sales season is upon us. Signs advertising incredible reductions surely catch our attention and entice us to purchase the goods we like at attractive prices. Slashed prices may lead us to buy items on impulse, items we do not really need.