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  • Low-productivity jobs continue to drive employment growth

    Employment is rising in OECD countries but most jobs continue to be created in relatively low-productivity, low-wage activities, says a new OECD report. The latest edition of the Compendium of Productivity Indicators says the trend has compounded...

  • Bringing flexible payment solutions to small and medium businesses

    Payments group Secure Trading have entered into a new partnership with Verdi Media, a Republic of Ireland-based full-service digital agency offering a range of creative and technical services. Secure Trading and Acquiring.com will become the...

  • Melita Italia launches new services with Plume and Open Fiber

    Melita Italia launches new services with Plume and Open Fiber

    Melita Italia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malta-based telecoms and internet services operator Melita, has announced the availability of Diamond Fibra. This internet-only product includes 1,000 Mbps, gigabit internet delivered through Italy’s...

  • European markets worried after Spanish vote, gloomy data

    Europe’s stock markets came under pressure yesterday as a Spanish election brought uncertainty and weak eurozone data weighed, while China-US trade talks came back to the fore. Oil prices extended losses, having shed three per cent on Friday after...

  • Calamatta Cuschieri Group appoints chief information security officer

    Calamatta Cuschieri Group appoints chief information security officer

    Calamatta Cuschieri has announced the appointment of Mark Busuttil as its chief information security officer (CISO). Mr Busuttil is a seasoned C-Level IT professional, specialised in infrastructure and information security with a solid experience...

  • Trading in BMIT & MIDI dominate activity

    Trading in BMIT & MIDI dominate activity

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week slightly higher as it added 0.02% to 4,705.554 points. Overall, six equities trended in positive territory including BMIT and MIDI, both of which traded on robust volumes. On the other hand, BOV, HSBC and...

  • ASML – A stock on our buy list

    ASML is one of the largest suppliers to chipmakers including Samsung, Intel and TSMC, and is seen as a bellwether for the chip sector. ASML’s reported results for Q119, which came in better than market consensus. The beat is a function of higher...

  • The best of times

    The best of times

    When Charles Dickens wrote the famous introduction “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” to his book A Tale of Two Cities he was, of course, describing the French Revolution era. However, that introductory paragraph could describe...

  • Doing business with France

    Doing business with France

    “Doing Business with France, then and in today’s environment” is the theme of this year’s annual business forum being organised by the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce today at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard. The forum, which starts at...

  • Complete omnichannel solution

    Secure Trading Limited/ acquiring.com have announced they have successfully completed the pilot of their brand-new POS devices. The devices, it has been confirmed, completed the pilot with seamless and secure transaction processing via...

  • Shipping movements - April 29, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The APL California from Kopper to Port Said (CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd) today. The Majestic Maersk from Singapore to Tanjung Pelepas (Thomas Smith & Co. Ltd) tomorrow. The Astrid Schulte from Antwerp to...

  • Asset prices supported by dovish central banks

    Asset prices supported by dovish central banks

    The strong rebound in equities globally following the slump during the final quarter last year marks the strongest rally seen over the last decade during the same period. All asset classes, from sovereign bonds to emerging market bonds and...

  • Financing your dream home into reality – part 2

    Financing your dream home into reality – part 2

    You’ve decided that you want to get your own space that you call home, but it seems such a daunting process that you don’t even know where to begin from.  Worry not because we’ve got you covered with practical tips on how to make the home-buying...

  • 2018 a challenging year for the banking sector – APS chairman

    2018 a challenging year for the banking sector – APS chairman

    A continuing low interest rate regime, a strong competitive environment and an ever-increasing regulatory burden made 2018 a challenging year for the banking sector, APS chairman Frederick Mifsud Bonnici said in the bank’s latest annual...

  • BOV files proceedings against Italy before European court

    BOV files proceedings against Italy before European court

    Last Friday, after market close, Bank of Valletta plc (BOV) provided an update on the proceedings instituted against it by the curators of the bankruptcy of the Deiulemar case, taking place in front of the Courts of Torre Annunziata in Italy. BOV...

  • US new home sales rise in March as prices tumbled

    Sales of newly built homes in the US rose for the third month in a row in March, reaching their highest level in almost one and a half years. Figures released this week by the Commerce Department showed that sales of newly built single-family...

  • MSV Life registers €13.7m profit

    Mapfre MSV Life plc registered a profit before tax of €13.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, up 11.4 per cent on the previous year where a €12.3 million profit before tax was generated. Profit after tax amounted to €10.9 million, up...

  • Company briefs - April 28, 2019

    Chetcuti Cauchi have formed a legal partnership with GħSL – Malta Law Students’ Society, a non-profit and faculty-based law student organisation at the University of Malta. Through this partnership, Chetcuti Cauchi have committed to working hand...

  • Banking challenges today

    Banking challenges today

    The past few years have seen banks shift their focus towards looking for ways to improve their operations effectivity through technology, update their legacy systems and improve their customer experience. There seems to be a sense of urgency...

  • Domino’s Malta places first in Europe

    Domino’s Malta places first in Europe

    Domino’s Malta has been awarded a first place accolade in product quality in Europe by Domino’s Pizza International. The award comes after a thorough audit and inspection of each and every European outlet by the mother company. Famalco Group’s...