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  • It’s a hit, man

    It’s a hit, man

    The latest instalment in the Hitman series of games is a little different and mostly in a good way. While Agent 47 may be at the height of his powers and the game at the height of its quality, the episodic nature of Hitman 2016 is not winning many...

  • General manager for recruitment firm

    General manager for recruitment firm

    Recruitment specialist Vacancy Centre has appointed John Dimech as its new general manager. Mr Dimech joined CSB Group’s recruitment agency last January after having spent over 30 years in the hospitality/tourism industry and five years in...

  • 2016 lift regulations

    2016 lift regulations

    The MCCAA would like to remind installers of lifts that the new lifts regulations will come into force on Wednesday. Moreover, as per Schedule 2 of the new regulations (Directive 2014/33/EU), a new requirement in the EU Declaration of Conformity...

  • Locking the unlocking

    Locking the unlocking

    The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to get data has sole legal ownership of the method, making it highly unlikely the technique will be disclosed by the government to Apple or any other entity, Obama...

  • Restructuring at 77 Great Estates

    Following a restructuring process, 77 Great Estates has welcomed aboard Kenneth Borg as head of residential sales and letting and E. E. P. Bonello as head of eOffice Malta, based in London and enjoying a global network spanning over 200 locations...

  • Weekly advice

    • Monetary compensation cannot be demanded when the reason why a flight is delayed or cancelled is outside the airline’s control. • Technical issues that are a result of the air carrier’s failure to maintain its aircraft are not considered...

  • Storm clouds gather overglobal economy outlook

    Storm clouds gather overglobal economy outlook

    World financial leaders sounded a sour note on the global economy on Thursday, pointing to Britain’s possible exit from the EU as a serious threat alongside China’s bumpy growth path and dissent over interest rates in the eurozone. Concern that...

  • Tigne Mall plc shares rally by 9.5%

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Index fully erased last week’s gains having declined by 1.18 per cent, to close at 4,533.256 points. Activity was spread across 17 equities of which 10 fell, six gained ground and one closed unchanged. Turnover...

  • UK lawmakers set to review banks’ newcapital requirements

    The UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee is to examine further whether banks are required to hold sufficient capital to cushion them against potential losses, wading into a row between the Bank of England and the architect of the sector’s...

  • Stocks, dollar, oil cool ahead of Doha meeting

    Reassuring Chinese GDP data helped stocks, commodity markets and the dollar consolidate strong weekly gains yesterday, as the focus turned to a meeting of top oil producers about a potential output freeze. Moves in most markets were small in...

  • Microsoft lawsuit against government relies on speech, privacy rights

    When the US Department of Justice sought permission to search a Microsoft Hotmail account in 2014, a judge rejected one condition the agency asked for – an order preventing Microsoft from ever telling its customer about the search. Microsoft was...

  • HSBC slips below €1.60 mark again

    The share index reversed yesterday’s small gains as it retreated by 0.17 per cent today to 4,533.256 points on low volumes. Total value of equities traded amounted to merely €149,000 – the lowest since the end of January. Week-on-week, the Index...

  • Will China’s latest economic figures be sustained?

    Will China’s latest economic figures be sustained?

    As many investors are aware, China which is considered as the second largest economy, has a huge impact on developed markets. The recent volatility being experienced over the past months was primarily contributed to the fact that economic data...

  • Uncertain international economic outlook stiffens

    In doing my planning for this week’s contribution, I recognised how difficult it is for analysts to comment on financial markets: by the time one writes a comment or makes an assessment, one may have been overtaken by events. My starting point was...

  • Pensions watchdog abandons EU-wide capital regime plans

    Pensions watchdog abandons EU-wide capital regime plans

    The European Union’s pensions regulator yesterday ditched plans for a bloc-wide capital regime for pension funds, proposing instead checks on funds to make sure they are robust enough to withstand low interest rates and people living longer. The...

  • Indonesia to issue a moratorium on new palm oil concessions

    Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil, will issue a moratorium on new palm oil concessions, President Joko Widodo said yesterday, part of the country’s efforts to reduce the sector’s impact on the environment. Home to the world’s...

  • Business money talks for wary venture funds focused on tech start-ups

    Business money talks for wary venture funds focused on tech start-ups

    Tech start-ups aimed at businesses rather than consumers are winning more funding from increasingly wary venture capital investors who want to see a return on their cash sooner rather than later. This shift has enabled Soundtrack Your Brand, which...

  • Shares hit 2016 high

    Stocks across the globe rose to their highest levels of 2016 yesterday and the dollar rose for a third day as investors embraced risk ahead of top policymaker and oil producer meetings. Singapore’s normally conservative central bank unexpectedly...

  • EU approves new data protection rules to strenghten online privacy

    EU approves new data protection rules to strenghten online privacy

    The EU has approved new data protection rules to boost online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation. The rules will for the first time create a strong data protection law for...

  • Investing in theories

    Investing in theories

    While gut feeling appears to be the prevalent ‘theory’ governing investment decisions, there are numerous theories that attempt to explain the market. Probably the most common theory in circulation is the efficient market hypothesis. The efficient...