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  • Bayer sweetens offer for a hesitant Monsanto

    Bayer sweetens offer for a hesitant Monsanto

    German drug and crop chemical group Bayer AG today announced details of a sweetened $64 billion (£48 billion) bid for Monsanto Co as it tries to put the US seed company under pressure to engage further. The move shows the two companies have made...

  • Bank of England surprises markets by keeping rates on hold, signals August move

    Bank of England surprises markets by keeping rates on hold, signals August move

    The Bank of England wrong-footed investors by keeping interest rates on hold today, but held out the prospect of a stimulus package soon to help the economy cope with Britain's decision to leave the European Union. The battered pound surged by...

  • MSE Share Index posts 3-day negative streak

    MSE Share Index posts 3-day negative streak

    The MSE Share Index finished lower for the third consecutive trading session today as it retreated by 0.19 per cent to 4,520.114 points. Trading activity was restricted to just six shares with four of them registering declines. On the other hand,...

  • Investors turn to risk on mode

    We ended last week on a positive note after the US posted jobs data which was far better than expected. However there are investors who cash in on their profits at the end of the week, not knowing what the weekend could bring. To most investors’...

  • Impasse over National Bank valuation

    Impasse over National Bank valuation

    The lawyers representing the National Bank shareholders are hoping to meet the Attorney General as soon as possible in an effort to break the looming impasse over the valuation which would end the 40-year-old case. There are 350 shareholders from...

  • Maltese moving up management hierarchy

    Maltese moving up management hierarchy

    As the economy develops, more and more Maltese are moving into executive posts, abandoning roles at the other end of the job market, according to a report issued by the Central Bank of Malta. The influx of foreign workers is having a clear impact,...

  • Cards increasing by four times the rate in EU

    Cards increasing by four times the rate in EU

    The number of payment cards being issued in Malta is increasing at more than four times the rate in the EU but it seems that while the Maltese are becoming quite used to debit cards, they remain averse to credit cards. The number of cards in Malta...

  • New EU rules to fight insider dealing, market manipulation

    New EU rules to fight insider dealing, market manipulation

    A revamped EU legal framework came into force on July 3, aiming to ensure more efficient, transparent and trustworthy European financial markets. This new rulebook will increase investor protection and confidence by allowing deeper and more...

  • Betting on growth

    Betting on growth

    In 2016, there were over 400 i-gaming companies registered in Malta and with considerable growth still forecast in the sector, recruitment has become an opportunity and a challenge. Unibet Denise Cutajar – HR advisor How many staff do you have now...

  • Making a lot of noise

    Making a lot of noise

    Five weeks ago, Medserv announced that it had appointed Edison Investment Research to carry out analytical investment. Vanessa Macdonald spoke to Edison director Charles Combet to ask why. Why would a company pay to have research done? And what...

  • Adding the personal touch

    Adding the personal touch

    When Bronia Mercieca’s mobile phone went off on Christmas Day, her husband paused with his fork in mid-air. It was bound to be a tenant with a problem – and he was right. An Italian renting an apartment in Valletta was in the middle of cooking the...

  • Filling the post-Brexit vacuum

    Just three weeks after Brexit, there are already two clear forces taking shape: countries vying with each other to scavenge on the fall-out; and British attempts to put on a brave face and show the world that it really did have post-Brexit plans,...

  • Malta Stock Exchange: going international

    Malta Stock Exchange: going international

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. The MSE has come a long way since Bank of Valletta first listed it back in 1992 and today has over 40 companies listing both bonds and equities. This number is poised to...

  • CEO for Mrieħel Enterprise Zone Foundation

    CEO for Mrieħel Enterprise Zone Foundation

    The Mrieħel Enterprise Zone Foundation, a public private initiative, has appointed Keith Fenech as chief executive officer from August 1. The appointment was made following a public call, and forms part of an agreement signed earlier this year...

  • New partners and director at PwC Malta

    New partners and director at PwC Malta

    Bonavent Gauci, Steve Gingell and Steve Mamo have been appointed partners at PwC in Malta, while Nicolette Hills has been appointed as director. Mr Gauci (left) joined the firm in 2000 and, after four years in the assurance service line, moved to...

  • COO for Maltapost

    COO for Maltapost

    Maltapost has promoted Adrian Vassallo to chief operating officer, just seven months since he was made head of business process design. Prior to joining Maltapost, Mr Vassallo spent around 20 years working with ST Microelectronics.

  • Pizzuto appointed MCCAA chair

    Pizzuto appointed MCCAA chair

    Helga Pizzuto has been appointed as the new chair of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. Ing. Pizzuto is a warranted electrical engineer by profession. Throughout her career, she has held a number of senior executive positions...

  • SR Technics chooses CFO

    SR Technics chooses CFO

    Sven Kussmann has taken over as the chief financial officer of SR Technics from Christina Johansson, reporting directly to the CEO. Mr Kussmann is an experienced corporate finance professional who joins SR Technics from Mubadala Development...

  • A review of the local hotel industry from the perspective of bond issuers

    A review of the local hotel industry from the perspective of bond issuers

    The revised Listing Policies dated March 5, 2013, stipulate that companies which approach the local capital market with a bond offering need to publish a financial analysis summary (FAS) together with the prospectus. Following the issuance of...

  • Ganado Advocates announces four partnership promotions

    Ganado Advocates announces four partnership promotions

    Ganado Advocates, one of Malta’s foremost law firms, has announced four partnership promotions, effective as of July 1. The newly-appointed partners – Nikolai Muscat Farrugia, Matthew Brincat, Paul Micallef Grimaud and Christine Cassar Naudi – are...