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  • The economics of peace

    The economics of peace

    Last week, US President Donald Trump an­nounced that he was withdrawing from a nuclear arms control agreement (referred to as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty) with Russia, which was signed in 1987. Although this agreement had not...

  • BDO Malta to host first blockchain masterclass

    BDO Malta will be hosting its own masterclass at the highly-anticipated Malta Blockchain Summit for all those within the DLT space and for those who wish to learn more about the ways in which the firm is servicing the industry. The masterclass...

  • Basel AML Index places Malta ahead of neighbouring jurisdictions

    The seventh edition of the Basel AML Index issued by the International Centre for Asset Recovery, part of the Basel Institute on Governance, has placed Malta ahead of neighbouring European finance jurisdictions on the risk of money laundering and...

  • Wall Street looks to break six-day slump

    European and US markets attempted a rebound yesterday after Wall Street’s worst day since 2011 and heavy losses in Asia gave global stocks another boot towards their worst month since the financial crisis. It was far from plain sailing. Germany's...

  • Commercial property companies

    Commercial property companies

    In the early years of the Malta Stock Exchange, most equity issuers listed on the regulated main market were banks and other financial services companies. As the government’s privatisation programme progressed, companies from other industries (e.g.

  • Putting people first

    Putting people first

    RSM Malta, a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, recently celebrated the annual RSM World Day, during which approximately 170 RSM employees participated in a scavengers’ hunt in Żebbuġ. The event...

  • Fears over corporate, economic growth keep stocks under pressure

    Stock markets around the world edged lower yesterday while United States treasuries prices rose as investors favoured safer investments amid a range of uncertainties, while the US dollar surged and oil prices steadied after the previous day’s...

  • Shipping movements - October 25, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Litani from Algeciras to Genoa, the CMA CGM Tosca from Suez Canal to La Spezia (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime Ltd), the MSC...

  • Quiet trading session at the stock exchange

    Quiet trading session at the stock exchange

    The Malta Stock Exchange Equity Price Index rebounded by 0.22% on Wednesday to 4,492.924 points after a decline of nearly 1% on Tuesday. Four equities trended higher whilst another three shares traded unchanged. Trading volumes fell sharply as...

  • Who is a trader?

    Who is a trader?

    An individual who publishes a number of sales advertisements on a website cannot automatically be considered to be a trader, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently asserted. It is only if such a person is acting for...

  • New classified ads platform

    Two young Italian entrepreneurs have launched Sell in Malta, a new classified platform. “We had just moved to Malta and we had to locate an apartment, an office, a car with right hand drive and much more,” the two entrepreneurs, Nicola Zasa and...

  • Biting bears sink world shares to one-year low

    World shares slid towards their lowest level in a year yesterday, as negative drivers from fatigued earnings and Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to a brewing spat over Italy’s finances piled on the pressure. Wall Street looked set to for...

  • Economic growth ‘must give people what they want’

    Economic growth ‘must give people what they want’

    Economic growth should give the people what they want, like longer, healthier lives, more leisure, better public facilities and cleaner air, according to a top financial journalist. The editor of the Financial Times for Africa, David Pilling, was...

  • MSE Equity Price Index sheds almost 1%

    MSE Equity Price Index sheds almost 1%

    The MSE Equity Price Index fell by nearly 1% to 4,483.006 points on Tuesday as the equities of five large companies posted sharp declines whilst a further three shares closed the day unchanged. Trading volumes also declined today with €0.2 million...

  • European shares at lowest levels in nearly two years

    European shares at lowest levels in nearly two years

    European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday after a disappointing batch of third-quarter results, particularly in the tech sector, amid ongoing worries on Brexit, Italy's budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese...

  • Piloting an ultra large container ship

    Piloting an ultra large container ship

    In recent years, ultra large container ships have become regular visitors to Malta Freeport Terminals at the Marsaxlokk port. Ultra large container ships are those vessels that can carry more than 14,500 20-foot containers and are typically more...

  • Significant reduction in plastic waste expected with beverage refund scheme

    Significant reduction in plastic waste expected with beverage refund scheme

    Empty beverage containers contribute to the volume of waste generated in Malta, particularly in the more highly populated and tourist areas. Waste is an environmental challenge that has serious and negative environmental and public health...

  • Public lecture at Central Bank of Malta

    Stefano Siviero, Bank of Italy’s representative on the ECB’s Monetary Policy Committee, will deliver a lecture on ‘Unconventional monetary policy in the euro area: macroeconomic context, effectiveness, unintended consequences and...

  • Partner event over tea

    Partner event over tea

    Known for bringing like-minded individuals together to exchange their knowledge and expertise, last week Anchovy. teamed up with The Phoenicia Malta to host their first ever partner event. Attendees, accompanied by a number of the agency’s...

  • Dow, S&P 500 drop as dollar rises, yield curve flattens

    US stocks were slightly lower in choppy trade yesterday while the dollar strengthened and the US yield curve flattened after European equities reversed earlier gains to close lower. US futures had pointed to gains, but the major indexes turned...