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  • Economic inequality

    A recent report claimed that inequality in wealth distribution is increasing. By 2030 the richest one per cent of the world will own two-thirds of the global wealth. It is pertinent to assess why this is happening and whether the causes of this...

  • RSM announces partnership with global tech platform

    RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms has announced a partnership with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform. As a strategic founding anchor partner for Plug and Play’s newest vertical in cybersecurity...

  • Starting inspiration

    Starting inspiration

    Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is pleased to be participating in the Malta Robotics Olympiad 2018 which will be held at the MFCC Ta’ Qali between today and Sunday. The institute has been participating since the inception of this...

  • Global economy sprinting ahead but trade war could end the race – poll

    Global economy sprinting ahead but trade war could end the race – poll

    The global economy will expand this year at its fastest pace since 2010, but trade protectionism could quickly slow it down, the latest Reuters polls of over 500 economists worldwide suggest. The risk of a trade war between the US and China...

  • EU utilities retrench as cross-border deals flail

    European utility companies are retrenching in their home markets and looking to unwind debt-financed cross-border mergers deals as increasingly nationalist governments balk at foreign ownership of strategic power supplies. Hungary was one of the...

  • Uber picks VMware’s Zane Rowe as CFO

    Uber picks VMware’s Zane Rowe as CFO

    Uber Technologies Inc. has picked VMware Inc.’s Zane Rowe as the top candidate for chief financial officer to lead preparations for the ride-hailing company’s initial public offering in 2019, Bloomberg reported this week. The Silicon Valley...

  • Starbucks’ Schultz steps in as outrage over café arrests simmers

    Starbucks’ Schultz steps in as outrage over café arrests simmers

    Starbucks Corp. turned to long-time leader Howard Schultz to make the case that the US coffee chain accused of racial profiling is committed to offering a safe space to customers despite the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia...

  • Equity market approaches correction territory

    Equity market approaches correction territory

    During the first quarter of 2017, the MSE Equity Price Index was trading at its highest level in nine years but by April 9, it had dropped by just over nine per cent. In financial terminology, a stock market correction is normally defined as a...

  • China’s ZTE may lose Android licence as US market woes grow

    Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp’s US woes deepened this week, as regulators proposed new rules that could cut into its sales, while a supply ban means it may not be able to use Android software in its devices, according to a source. The US...

  • Stocks near four-week highs

    World equity markets climbed to approach a four-week high yesterday, as investors’ appetite for the riskier asset was boosted by upbeat earnings from companies in Europe and the United States. The US dollar clung to gains amid fading concerns over...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Fas Dammam from Gemlik to Algiers, the APL Denver from Algeciras to Salerno, and the Asian Moon(all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime), the MSC...

  • Annual rate of inflation unchanged

    Annual rate of inflation unchanged

    The annual rate of inflation in March remained at a constant rate of 1.3 per cent, the National Statistics Office said.  The 12-month moving average rate increased to a rate of 1.3 per cent. The largest upward impact was recorded in the...

  • HSBC Malta launches pension plan for its employees

    HSBC Malta launches pension plan for its employees

    HSBC Bank Malta has launched a pension plan for its employees in collaboration with the Malta Union of Bank Employees (MUBE). It said work on the plan has been ongoing for the past year and it will create an efficient way to save money for...

  • Enemed franchise launched

    Enemed franchise launched

    Enemed has successfully collaborated with F. Busuttil ServiceStation of Bir id-Deheb, Żejtun, to establish the first franchised fuel station in Malta. Enemed will also be collaborating with a number of other fuel station owners  for other fuel...

  • Emirates offers special fares to the Far East

    Emirates offers special fares to the Far East

    Emirates has announced special economy class fares to a range of destinations across the Far East for a limited time period. Travellers in Malta can choose from over 17 different destinations, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Phuket, Bangkok,...

  • Rugby World Cup winning head coach to address the B2B Conference and Expo

    Rugby World Cup winning head coach to address the B2B Conference and Expo

    Sir Clive Woodward (right) will be one of the keynote speakers of the first B2B Conference and Expo which will be held at Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Ta’ Qali on June 1. This was announced by the organisers of the conference and expo...

  • Intermediary Awards presented

    Intermediary Awards presented

    Mapfre MSV Life recently presented the 2017 Intermediary Awards at an event during which the company also presented its financial results and its business plans for the current year. Speaking during the event, Mapfre MSV Life CEO David G Curmi...

  • Shares rise as risk appetite recovers

    A gradual return of risk appetite lifted world shares, while there were milestones aplenty as sterling hit a post-Brexit high and US sanctions on Russia drove aluminium prices to a near seven-year peak. Chinese data that provided a bit of...

  • Blockchain-based fundraising platform to open Malta office

    Blockchain-based fundraising platform to open Malta office

    A German blockchain-based equity fundraising platform is to open a satellite office in Malta, the government announced on Tuesday.  Neufund is based in Berlin and allows companies to issue equity tokens on a blockchain, either privately or...

  • Prestigious LEED green certificate award for Tigné office building

    The Centre, the state-of-the-art office block that recently opened for business at Tigné Point, has announced that it has just been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold accreditation. The LEED  rating system,...