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  • Pound hits seven-week high on eve of vital Brexit vote

    The British pound yesterday hit a seven-week high against the dollar as UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered an upbeat speech on the eve of a key Brexit vote which she is expected to lose, dealers said. Sterling bounced as high as $1.2879, a...

  • This year’s geopolitical hotspots

    This year’s geopolitical hotspots

    Investors face another turbulent year after being battered in 2018. The ultra-conservative who kept their money under the proverbial mattress or in an almost zero per cent interest bank account are probably those who suffered least as both bonds...

  • Impact report hails innovation engine’s pivotal role in Europe’s clean energy transition

    InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has launched its inaugural impact report at The Business Booster (TBB) in Copenhagen. The report reveals that InnoEnergy’s work supporting energy start-ups is having a direct...

  • Shipping movements - January 14, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Andromeda from Genoa to Beirut, the Contship Fun from Misurata, the Contship Zen from Bejaia to Annaba, the CMA CGM Nerval from Aliaga to Valencia, the Hansa Cloppenburg from Dekheilia to...

  • Why should companies do good?

    For companies to pursue anything other than profit would be “pure and unadulterated so­cialism”, declared economist Milton Friedman in a famous and often quoted essay in 1970. It formed the ideological basis for ‘shareholder capitalism’, which...

  • Extracting value from your data

    Extracting value from your data

    We live in a world surrounded by data. Companies in every industry race to collect and process every piece of data they can. Big data means big business. The question is, what do we do with all this data? How can business extract value from data?...

  • Tax partner, advisory services director appointed at PwC Malta

    Tax partner, advisory services director appointed at PwC Malta

    PwC Malta has announced the appointment of Mark Lautier as tax partner and David Leone Ganado as accounting advisory services director. Dr Lautier joined PwC Malta in 2005 after graduating as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. He...

  • IoD business breakfast to focus on board performance

    The Institute of Directors Malta Branch (IoD) have launched a series of education and networking events called the 08:59 Club, with the first event being led by former HSBC CEO Mark Watkinson, who is a chartered director. The session, on Thursday,...

  • Banking, property equities drag MSE index lower

    Banking, property equities drag MSE index lower

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to trade in negative territory as it added to the previous week’s loss with another 0.594 per cent decline. The index closed the first full week of trading for 2019 at 8,903.539 points. The equity market...

  • Eurozone unemployment rate falls to a 10-year low

    The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate in more than a decade during November, a sign that the currency area’s economic slowdown during the last few months is unlikely to turn into a recession. Figures from Eurostat showed last...

  • Breathing back life into family business

    Breathing back life into family business

    The toughest of circumstances in family businesses are when these are led by egocentric founders who struggle to admit a mistake. Bringing back struggling businesses to life is possible when people are put first, says Anthony Sammut. I come from a...

  • The world’s favourite fruit

    The world’s favourite fruit

    Consumers have become more aware of what they eat, they read packaging labels and are more curious about the origins of the products being consumed. The food industry is seeing a generation ready to change their habits towards an active lifestyle...

  • Project Aegle: Mobility Innovation Prize winners

    Project Aegle, the independent think-tank with the mission to improve mobility, has carried out a Mobility Innovation Prize competition, asking people to find innovative ideas for how to improve mobility in Malta. The competition kicked off last...

  • McDonald’s introduces Straws on Request

    McDonald’s has introduced Straws on Request in all restaurants nationwide, following a successful trial period at the Valletta and Naxxar restaurants throughout December. In order to encourage customers to cut plastic straw use, regular drinks...

  • First ever payment account app running on Blockchain for individuals, business customers

    Paytah Payment Solutions announced the release of its new digital platform: The Paytah Wallet – a multicurrency account app running on the blockchain. The new digital platform was developed in partnership with Heat Ledger. It uses third generation...

  • The benefits of ride-hailing over private car usage

    The benefits of ride-hailing over private car usage

    Since the introduction of ride-hailing in the global transportation market, including Malta, much deliberation and consideration by the public into the use of the service versus the traditional use of privately owned cars has been...

  • Dhalia celebrates another successful, thriving year

    Dhalia celebrates another successful, thriving year

    Dhalia Real Estate Services threw an end-of-year cocktail party for staff, managers and negotiators at Hugo’s rooftop terrace in St Julian’s, where guests could enjoy views of the bay while socialising. The company celebrated another successful...

  • BNI National Networking Day set for January 30

    BNI National Networking Day set for January 30

    BNI celebrated its 34th anniversary in business on January 8. Today, BNI is the the world’s biggest and best business referral organisation.   “In some ways, it seems like just yesterday and in other ways it’s hard to believe it’s been that long.

  • Book launched on 70 years of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd

    For the Love of Animals is the title of a book launched last December, authored by Malcolm J. Naudi, on 70 years of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd. The occasion was the company’s annual Christmas party at Chateau Buskett, Buskett. Company director...

  • Sovereign bonds as a source of downside protection

    As with every end-of-year period, the past few weeks have churned out various articles and reports summing up the highlights of the past year. All did not fail to mention the return of volatility across financial markets. Needless to say, when...