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  • A flattening yield curve: What has changed since the beginning of 2018?

    This year has definitely not been an easy one for any investor, particularly for those who happened to have just started tapping into the investment arena last January. Apart from the heightened volatility witnessed across the equity segment, the...

  • The cost of combating money laundering

    The cost of combating money laundering

    The estimated proceeds from human trafficking in 2018 amounts to a staggering $150.2 billion. This value equates to 12 times the Maltese Gross Domestic Product for the whole of 2017. This has been recently stated by the Financial Action Task Force...

  • Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling

    Stocks worldwide tumbled yesterday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-US trade dispute. The MSCI All-Country...

  • Economic growth to remain strong over coming years

    Economic growth to remain strong over coming years

    The Central Bank’s latest projections foresee economic growth over the coming years to remain strong from a historical perspective. Projections to economic activity remain broadly unchanged when compared to the previous set of forecasts, as upward...

  • Climate change should scare us

    Climate change should scare us

    The various natural disasters that we have suffered this past year, have brought climate change and its impact again to the front burner. As the UN sat down for its annual climate conference on the subject a couple of weeks ago, many experts were...

  • Record-breaking attendance

    Record-breaking attendance

    SiGMA welcomed a record number of attendees through its doors. 12,500 delegates, speakers and sponsors converged for the SiGMA 2018 Summit, breaking previously held attendance records and setting the benchmark for future events. Held on November...

  • New app launched

    GO just launched its brand-new mobile app that allows customers to pay bills, check their balance, top up their account, and view their plan and bundle subscription, among a whole host of other features, through one single...

  • Agency unveils fresh brand identity

    Agency unveils  fresh brand identity

    The Concept Stadium, a boutique marketing consultancy company, has unveiled its new identity after eight years of operations, since starting off as SoHo business. The company launched its new visual identity including a new logo and website to its...

  • Stocks wait for ECB signals, pound strong after Brexit drama

    Santa made a lacklustre attempt to deliver his traditional end of year rally yesterday, as world stocks squeezed out a third day of gains and the pound and the euro both stayed firm after the latest bout of Brexit drama. UK Prime Minister Theresa...

  • Medserv’s expanding geographical presence

    Medserv’s expanding geographical presence

    On November 20, Medserv plc issued a surprising announcement informing the market that it was awarded a new substantial contract in South America. The major surprising factor was that in previous announcements and meetings with financial analysts,...

  • Stocks cheered by trade talk, sterling rises on May bets

    Stock markets around the world rose along with US Treasury yields yesterday as US President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about a China trade deal and sterling bounced on bets that UK PM Theresa May would keep her job. US Treasury yields advanced in...

  • Shipping movements - December 13, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Hansa Marburg from Skikda to Skikda, the CMA CGM Moliere from Hamburg to Dekheila, the Karina from Bizerte to Suez Canal, the Stellar Wakamatsu from Dekheila to Algiers, the APL Gwangyang from Genoa...

  • Pendergardens announces change in roles as project reaches key milestone

    Pendergardens announces change in roles as project reaches key milestone

    Pendergardens Chief Operating Officer Emmanuel Briffa is to take over as company CEO at the turn of the year, the company behind the residential and commercial project in the heart of St Julian’s has said. Ing. Briffa was appointed COO last July...

  • Townsquare appoints new CEO

    Townsquare appoints new CEO

    Townsquare Sliema has appointed Peter Diacono as CEO to lead the transformation of its site in the heart of Sliema into a mixed-use development once permits are in place. Mr Diacono will join Townsquare in January after serving in a similar role...

  • The automatic recognition of qualifications

    The automatic recognition of qualifications

    Dental and medical academic qualifications obtained in any one member state must be automatically recognised in another member state, even if the type of training obtained is not permitted in the host member state, the Court of Justice of the...

  • Celebrating entrepreneurship

    Celebrating entrepreneurship

    The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE Malta) this week marked 30 years of inspiring young minds, with a seminar and celebration dinner. Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (formerly known as Young...

  • Car sharing fleet sponsors Gozo team

    Car sharing fleet sponsors Gozo team

    Malta’s new green transport initiative, GoTo, has been announced as an official sponsor of popular Gozo football club, Victoria Hotspurs. With more than 1,000 motorists already registered with GoTo across Malta, the newly-launched initiative...

  • Trade detente bounce masks unease over Brexit and growth

    Stocks jumped yesterday as investors clung to hopes of a detente in the China-US trade war and picked through the rubble of conflagrations in other top economies, with heightened uncertainty over Brexit and French protests. A report China is...

  • Blockchain: from concept to reality

    Blockchain: from concept to reality

    Many think of blockchain as a technology which is solely related to digital currency, which was its original purpose back in 2009. Blockchain has evolved into something much more than cryptocurrency use. In the broader sense, blockchain allows...

  • Innovation rewarded

    Innovation rewarded

    Global banking analyst and periodical International Banker has chosen BNF Bank for the award of Best Innovation in Retail Banking Malta 2018. The prize is one of a number of awards established to recognise top-ranking organisations that are doing...