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  • IMF cuts its forecast for global trade growth

    Citing “further disruptions in trade policies” and weakening emerging market economies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecasts to 3.7 per cent this year, down from 3.9 per cent it forecasted on April. “Two major...

  • Promoting financial literacy

    Promoting financial literacy

    A conference on financial literacy was recently organised by the Malta Business Bureau and the Mediterranean Bank Network as part of the EU-funded Invest project. Participants were presented with the finalised version of the Invest Financial...

  • Company briefs - October 14, 2018

    The Institute for Financial Services (IFS) Malta is launching three new courses for professionals seeking to further their careers in banking and financial risk. These courses are accredited and awarded by the London Institute of Banking and...

  • Are smart homes actually safe?

    Are smart homes actually safe?

    JMartans Automation’s business development manager Maria Torissi explains why smart devices can actually make homes safer, and how to improve the safety of systems. In 2017, online retail giant Amazon revealed its plans to introduce a smart home...

  • ‘Big Toy’ day at Famalco

    ‘Big Toy’ day at Famalco

    Famalco Group employees set their inner child free as they were treated to the company’s long-awaited ‘Big Toy’ day. This event saw two of the parent company’s industries, Faceworks and Fahrenheit, teaming up and temporarily loaning their...

  • CSB Group exhibits at Delta Summit

    CSB Group exhibits at Delta Summit

    CSB Group, a leading corporate services provider, recently exhibited at Delta Summit which took place earlier this month in St Julian’s.  During this expo the group’s fintech team had the opportunity to greet visitors at their stand and to follow...

  • New management appointments at APS Bank

    New management appointments at APS Bank

    Graziella Bray has been appointed as the first full-time company secretary at APS Bank, succeeding Notary Mario Felice. Dr Bray graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2004 and joined APS Bank in 2006. Over the years she...

  • Fast food or Disruptive Art? TBWA\ANG goes viral with Banksy tribute

    Whether you are a fan of the art world or not you can’t have failed to notice the uproar caused recently at Sotheby’s when the renewed and reclusive street artist Banksy shredded a piece of art, Girl with a Balloon that had just been sold for over...

  • New Zanzi Homes academy

    New Zanzi Homes academy

    Real estate service provider Zanzi Homes recently invested in upgrading its training programme for new recruits joining the sales division of the QLZH Group. At the start of each month, Zanzi Homes will be hosting the Zanzi Homes Academy, an...

  • New appointments at Frank Salt

    Frank Salt Real Estate Group is expanding and strengthening its management team through the appointment of new managers within its branch network. Alex Papagiorcopulo is being appointed manager of the niche Homes of Quality business unit, which...

  • Works on Vassallo Business Park project kick off

    Works on Vassallo Business Park project kick off

    Construction work on the Vassallo Business Park, another project which forms part of  Vassallo Group’s extensive portfolio, has just started. This is a 28,000 square metre-area which will be developed to cater for 25,000 square metres of large...

  • €17 million road upgrades in summer 2018

    €17 million road upgrades in summer 2018

    Infrastructure Malta invested over €17 million in road upgrades in summer 2018, taking advantage of the seasonal drop in road use to improve the capacity, efficiency and safety of some of the country’s busiest routes. Between July and September,...

  • APS Bank launches ‘It Pays to go Green’ campaign

    APS Bank launches ‘It Pays to go Green’ campaign

    APS Bank has launched an environment-motivated marketing campaign entitled ‘It Pays to go Green’. As part of this promotion, the bank’s Eco Loan was also revamped to cater for the wider demand of customers wanting to purchase items that have a...

  • Challenges and opportunities

    Challenges and opportunities

    The world’s biggest challenges are also the world’s biggest business opportunities, Thimo Valentin Schmitt-Lord tells the Times of Malta. When speaking about innovation, the first connection is almost always with an organisation’s monetary...

  • Don’t kill the red monkeys

    Don’t kill the red monkeys

    Organisations must protect red monkeys – disruptive business ideas – in order to flourish, author and TEDx speaker Jef Staes tells the Times of Malta. The word ‘innovation’ is slapped – like the proverbial ‘discount’ sticker – on an organisation’s...

  • The Prospects MTF market: why prospects?

    Back in 2016, the Malta Stock Exchange introduced the Prospects MTF Market ­ an interesting addition to the local capital market. Today, over two years later, ten securities have been admitted to this market which targets small enterprises in...

  • Malta Digital Exchange announces key Malta financial markets executive as new CEO

    Malta Digital Exchange has identified Johan Ditz Lemche as its new CEO. Lemche, a Danish national residing in Malta for the past seven years, holds multiple board positions within the financial markets. He is a committee member of the Financial...

  • Shares rebound but remain on track for weekly loss

    Stock markets worldwide bounced back yesterday after a multi-day selloff that left the equity markets on track for their biggest weekly losses in months, while US Treasury yields moved higher and the dollar held its gains. Wall Street surged after...

  • Should Malta be worried about events in Italy?

    Italy is experiencing its first taste of a eurosceptic government. Some may call it populist, but given the negative undertone of the word populist, let us stick to the eurosceptic label. In fact this is what the two parties making up the...

  • Investing when markets are choppy

    Investing when markets are choppy

    It is a well-known fact that 2018 has been characterised by what we term the end of the bond bull cycle. Heading into the earlier trading sessions of 2018 way back in January, we had stated on a number of occasions via various publications that...