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  • Staff members graduate through the BOV Academy

    Staff members graduate through the BOV Academy

    A total of 160 Bank of Valletta staff members were recently awarded a certificate for completing intensive training programmes in the areas of credit, investments and management during a graduation ceremony organised by the BOV training...

  • Stocks and oil higher as investors eye Fed meeting

    Global equity markets edged higher yesterday after a three-day sell-off which had investors seeking safety in bonds due to mounting pessimism over world economic growth. Crude oil futures have plummeted almost 10 per cent since last Thursday while...

  • Shipping movements - December 20, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Cassiopeia from Genoa to Beirut, the APL Oregon from Antwerp to Piraeus, the Fiona from Annaba to Mersin, the CMA CGM Musset from China to Kopper, the Gesina Schepers from Tripoli to Benghazi,...

  • Inflation down in November

    Inflation down in November

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index in November was 1.59%, down from 1.62% in October. The National Statistics Office said the 12-month moving average rate was 1.13%. The largest upward impact on annual inflation was...

  • Supporting Movember campaign

    Supporting Movember campaign

    GasanMamo Insurance and VJ Salomone Marketing Limited teamed up to support Movember, an annual global campaign that was launched in 2014 with the aim for men to grow a moustache in the month of November to raise awareness and funds for the biggest...

  • Ongoing commitment to CSR

    Ongoing commitment to CSR

    Farsons Group employees have once again supported Puttinu Cares in two separate events, a five-a-side football tournament and a Commercial Truck Fest 2018, both held on Saturday, November 24. An eagerly anticipated annual five-a-side football...

  • Equity markets edge up, dollar drops

    World stock markets inched higher yesterday as investors looked ahead to whether the US Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates much further amid turbulent markets and a weakening outlook for the global economy. Steep declines in...

  • RS2 share price recaptures the €1.30 level

    RS2 share price recaptures the €1.30 level

    The MSE Equity Price Index edged minimally higher on Tuesday to 4,453.155 points as the gains in GO and RS2 marginally outweighed the declines in FIMBank plc and Tigné Mall. A further six equities, including BOV and HSBC, closed the day unchanged.

  • No-deal Brexit is the default option

    No-deal Brexit is the default option

    Technocrats, commentators and business people are excellent at laying out what is necessary; what must be done in public policy to move forward. Politicians, who live in the real world, are, on the other hand, necessarily focused on what is...

  • Money market report for week ending December 14

    On December 13, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged...

  • Global stocks dip as 'Christmas rally' proves elusive, oil rises

    Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower yesterday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was flat as a...

  • RS2 rebound lifts MSE Equity Price Index

    RS2 rebound lifts MSE Equity Price Index

    Following three consecutive sessions of declines, the MSE Equity Price Index advanced by 0.57% today to 4,452.068 points on the back of a 9.6% rebound in the share price of RS2 Software plc. BOV and Malita also trended higher today whilst Plaza...

  • Why mental well-being matters

    Why mental well-being matters

    December is the time of the year when companies close their books. They take stock of their achievements as well as failures. Well-managed companies look beyond the short-term profits and are interested in assets that do not appear on their...

  • Altaro wins two US Technology Elite Awards

    Altaro wins two US Technology Elite Awards

    Altaro, fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions, has won two 2018 US Technology Elite Awards, US Business News has announced. Altaro was named Best Cloud Backup Solutions Company 2018 and its product Altaro VM Backup won the Best...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MSC Paloma from Barcelona to Port Said (John Ripard & Son Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The Daniel from Tunis to Tunis, the Maersk Kingston from Izmir to Valencia,...

  • ‘Providing quality and nutritional products’

    ‘Providing quality and nutritional products’

    Nowadays Good Earth is a household name but not that very long ago it was a company struggling, like many other start-ups, to make it in the marketplace. In its early days shopkeepers thought its founder, Matthew de Giorgio, was trying to sell...

  • Sonia has principles but ain’t pretty

    Sonia has principles but ain’t pretty

    Do you know Sonia? You don’t recall anyone by that name? A brief fling perhaps you now refuse to remember? No? Yet sooner or later she will tell you how much to pay for your mortgage, your credit card debts, your car loan, everything. At least...

  • ‘The enabler of the digital era’

    ‘The enabler of the digital era’

    Nikhil Patil’s vision for GO is to deliver an “unmatched, multi-play experience for its valued customers”. The telecoms company CEO says GO wants “to be the enabler of the digital era”.  He tells The Sunday Times of Malta: “We are already ahead on...

  • Aviation and shipping 2.0: where blockchain meets logistics

    Over the past few weeks this series has explored blockchain’s application to a number of sectors within which we expect the technology to be used to streamline complex processes in the near future. No sector is more suited to its application than...

  • MSE Index posts fourth successive weekly loss

    MSE Index posts fourth successive weekly loss

    MSE Equity Total Return Index drifted 0.2 per cent lower to close at 8,824.319 points. Investor participation was significantly lower than the previous week, as it decreased from €3.07 million, to €1.22 million. Activity was spread across 17...