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  • G20 proposes buffer to end too big to fail banks

    G20 proposes buffer to end too big to fail banks

    The world’s biggest banks should hold a buffer of bonds in case of a collapse so that government bailouts are avoided, a global regulatory body proposed yesterday. The draft rule is the last major piece of banking reform put forward by world...

  • China, South Korea sign ‘substantial conclusion’ of free trade agreement

    China, South Korea sign ‘substantial conclusion’ of free trade agreement

    Chinese and South Korean leaders on Monday signed a “substantial conclusion” of a free trade agreement that will sharply reduce barriers to commerce between the two trading giants, but leaves in place those on rice and automobiles. South Korea...

  • Landmark China deal helps to lift share markets

    A landmark deal to give global investors easier access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market helped lift world share markets to their highest level in more than a month yesterday. Wall Street edged higher, taking major averages further into record...

  • Rising inequality troubles some business leaders

    Rising inequality troubles some business leaders

    When Pope Francis speaks out, as he regularly does, about the widening gap between the rich and the poor in Western economies, many acknowledge his pious intentions but politely write off his recommendations on how to distribute economic wealth...

  • Risk culture at the forefront of banks’ agenda – EY survey

    Risk culture at the forefront of banks’ agenda – EY survey

    EY’s annual risk management survey of major financial institutions, Shifting Focus: Risk Culture at the Forefront of Banking, shows that in the past year, banks have made dramatic shifts in their attention to risk culture, but much more work...

  • Honda expands US air bag recall

    Honda Motor Co, facing a US safety probe, strengthened its recall of US cars to replace potentially defective Takata Corp air bags linked to several deaths. Japan’s third-biggest carmaker said late on Thursday it was adding to its recall an...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Conwest from Annaba to Annaba, the Elbella from Piraeus to Antalya, the Oued Ziz from Skikda, the Otterhound from Naples to Gioia Tauro, the CMA CGM Meknes from Algiers, the Jork Valiant from Taranto,...

  • Smart headset ‘creates mental map’

    Smart headset ‘creates mental map’

    Microsoft has partnered with charity Guide Dogs to develop a new smart headset that creates a 3D sound map to help visually impaired people navigate better as well as discover more of the world around them. Built into an existing piece of headwear...

  • AX Group takes over Luzzu complex on Qawra coast

    AX Group takes over Luzzu complex on Qawra coast

    The AX Group has bought the Luzzu complex in Qawra, an acquisition described by hospitality director Claire Xuereb as a “strategic move” which will consolidate the group’s presence along the shorefront. The group is planning a major upgrade of the...

  • BOV to build annex at Sta Venera

    BOV to build annex at Sta Venera

    Bank of Valletta has been given a permit by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority to build a four-storey office in Sta Venera, opposite its head office. The annex will be linked to the main office by an underground tunnel and will...

  • BOV mulling the impact of asset quality review

    BOV mulling the impact of asset quality review

    Bank of Valletta passed the European Central Bank’s Asset Quality Review but that is hardly the end of the story. Chairman John Cassar White told Vanessa Macdonald that the implications for the bank, its customers and its shareholders will be...

  • Forestals seminar on cloud computing

    Forestals, in collaboration with HP, will be organising a one-day seminar on Cloud Computing on November 18. The seminar will provide insight into the evolving cloud technologies and demonstrate how cloud solutions are revolutionising the way...

  • MACM conference on economic, trade risk

    The Malta Association of Credit Management (MACM) is holding a conference to identify and analyse neighbouring countries’ economic risks that may impact the Maltese business community and commerce. The speakers will highlight the most critical and...

  • MSE index up on higher turnover

    MSE index up on higher turnover

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index oscillated between negative and positive territory last week, to finally settle 0.28 per cent higher at 3,313.952 points. Much of the index’s performance intra-week mirrored Go plc share movements, as the MSE...

  • ECB hints at further quantitative easing

    During Thursday’s monetary policy meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) left its benchmark interest rates unchanged. At the press conference after the meeting, ECB president Mario Draghi emphasised that key rates will remain at the current low...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Six Go Sports subscribers will win a pair of tickets each to watch either an English Barclays Premier League or Italian Serie A TIM match. To participate, subscribers need to send an SMS to 7993 5993, answering the question: Do you prefer English...

  • Healthy workplaces manage stress

    Healthy workplaces manage stress

    • Businesses’ cost of mental health disorders estimated at around €240 billion per year • Managing work-related stress is the focus of this year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work Hundreds of events were held across Europe to mark the...

  • MSV Life employee completes Diploma in Actuarial Techniques

    MSV Life employee completes Diploma in Actuarial Techniques

    MSV Life employee Stephanie Mallia (pictured) has completed a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques. Mallia is one of seven team members forming MSV Life’s Actuarial Department and is currently studying to become a fully qualified actuary while working...

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  • Re/Max Malta wins three of 12 awards at international conference in Spain

    Re/Max Malta wins three of 12 awards at international conference in Spain

    Re/Max Malta won three of 12 awards at the annual Re/Max European conference held in Barcelona. Re/Max Professionals of St Julian’s and Re/Max Alliance of Tigné won first and second prize for transactions by an office, whereas Jeffrey Debattista...