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  • Why the EU will find it difficult to contemplate a no-deal exit - Joe Zammut Lucia

    At dinner the other week, a friend of mine wondered whether British Prime Minister Theresa May would have been treated with quite so much patience, forbearance and courtesy by her EU colleagues had she not been a woman. It’s a fair question.  Her...

  • Hotjar’s Darmanin is Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    Hotjar’s Darmanin is Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    David Darmanin, the founder and CEO of Hotjar, a business which helps website owners understand user behaviour and optimise conversions, has won the third edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year award. This June, he will travel to Monaco to...

  • Pound rises on Brexit delay, economic gloom hits European stocks

    Sterling rose further yesterday after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors. European equities tanked and the euro sank under $1.13 as poor eurozone manufacturing data...

  • Innovative technology and AML challenges

    As the momentum picks up in the DLT and crypto space, FinanceMalta will be hosting a morning seminar which will be discussing innovative technology arrangements and AML challenges. The breakfast seminar, which forms part of the BlockFinance series...

  • Hotjar’s David Darmanin is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    Hotjar’s David Darmanin is EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year

    David Darmanin, the founder and CEO of Hotjar, a business which helps website owners understand user behaviour and optimise conversions, has won the third edition of EY’s Malta Entrepreneur of the Year award. In June, he will travel to Monaco to...

  • Fridays for future - Lawrence Zammit

    Last Friday was a big day for children around the world including Malta. They put down their books to march for change in the way the world’s leaders (political, business, social, etc) are responding to climate change. Some have called it the...

  • A tale of two Delhis

    Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth. But these eco-eateries, offering cleaner air as...

  • Malta Chamber and Trade Malta promote Canton Fair and China International Import Expo

    Malta Chamber and Trade Malta promote Canton Fair and China International Import Expo

    The Malta Chamber sees in China a strong partner that provides Maltese businesses with immense opportunities on both import and export directions.  This was stated by Frank V. Farrugia, president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and...

  • Pound under pressure ahead of Brexit summit

    The pound fell further ahead of a key Brexit summit in Brussels on yesterday, while equities investors tried to come to grips with an unexpectedly dovish message from the US Federal Reserve. Sterling, seen as a barometer for Britain's long-running...

  • GasanMamo Insurance helps young couple to collect funds for Puttinu Cares

    Helping others is not a one-way street where you do something good for someone and then you both go your way. When you help others, you feel connected to them, and no doubt this is a perfect example of a bonding experience. This is precisely the...

  • Norway hikes interest rate, bucking global trend

    Norway hikes interest rate, bucking global trend

    Norway's central bank raised its key interest rate on Thursday and indicated another could soon follow due to the strength of the Scandinavian country's economy, in contrast to a slowdown in much of the rest of the world. The key rate was hiked by...

  • Switzerland's debt

    Switzerland is an exception when analysing the level of its debt. According to the IMF, gross public debt was equivalent to 41.8 percent of GDP in 2017 of which 14.5 percent of GDP is borne by the Confederation and the remainder by the...

  • Promoting financial literacy among youths

    For the fifth year running, the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA) is organising a series of events and activities in preparation for the European Money Week, being held between March 25 and 29.  The Money Week is an initiative of the European...

  • Markets mostly drop as dealers await Fed

    Asian and European stocks mostly slid yesterday, as investors eyed China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, before the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate call.  In Europe, Frankfurt fell the heaviest with Bayer shares tumbling after a US jury...

  • Shipping movements - March 21, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Lins from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the Ningbo Express to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The Maersk Kingston from Antwerp to...

  • GO to distribute majority of BMIT windfall - Edward Rizzo

    GO plc published its 2018 financial statements on March 8 with the main focus being the extent of the 2019 interim dividend rather than the actual performance of the telecoms group. Ever since the initial announcement of the offer for sale of the...

  • Apple set to aggressively take on the TV market

    On March 25, Apple is set to reveal its new strategy on the TV market. Investors have met this news with measured caution however, as the first news of Apple tapping the TV market dates back to Steve Jobs’s autobiography in 2011, and since then it...

  • A way out of the Brexit deadlock?

    A way out of the Brexit deadlock?

    The Speaker in the UK Parliament has ruled out bringing Theresa May’s deal back for a third meaningful vote. Short of closing the current session of Parliament and starting a new one – and then actually winning the vote, the likelihood is that the...

  • In 2018, European citizens spoke up more than ever before  

    As far as requests for registration submitted to the Commission are concerned, 2018 was one of the most successful years for the European Citizens’ Initiative. 2019 is off to a flying start as two new initiatives have been registered in the first...

  • Central Bank of Malta hosts US Fulbright scholar

    Central Bank of Malta hosts US Fulbright scholar

    Between March 4-15, the Central Bank of Malta hosted Fulbright Scholar Professor Andrew Narwold of the Department of Economics at the University of San Diego, where he is also affiliated to the Energy Policy Initiatives Centre. This is the first...