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  • Vodafone to provide internet services over GO's fibre network

    Vodafone to provide internet services over GO's fibre network

    Go and Vodafone have reached a "ground-breaking" agreement through which Vodafone will be able to provide internet services over GO's Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network. The two companies are expected to finalise technical details concerning the...

  • Measuring the additional risk of equity investing

    Measuring the additional risk of equity investing

    It is reasonable to suggest that investing in equities, as opposed to bonds is generally riskier due to the fact that bondholders rank above equity holders in their claim on a company’s assets. But the question of how much compensation is due to...

  • Buying is caring

    Buying is caring

    Blockchain is traditionally discussed within the context of finance, law and commerce. How did you first think of using blockchain as a tool for positive climate action? Blockchain is widely misunderstood as a miracle solution. It is important to...

  • Educational seminars on blockchain

    FinanceMalta and Blockchain Malta have come together to organise two seminars dedicated to the financial opportunities and applications from the emerging technologies pertaining to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The first event, entitled...

  • Stocks climb, Wall Street lifted by tech, bond yield retreat

    Equity markets climbed in Europe and the United States, with Wall Street buoyed by a rebound in technology shares off two-month lows and as long-dated US Treasury yields pulled back from multi-year highs. Stock markets in Asia and Europe trimmed...

  • Palumbo expands to 8 shipyards after new acquisition in Croatia

    Palumbo expands to 8 shipyards after new acquisition in Croatia

    Palumbo Group has just secured complete control of Croatia’s historic Viktor Lenac shipyard, acquiring an 80-per-cent share in the company and further strengthening the group’s position in the Mediterranean. Owners of Malta’s thriving shipyard in...

  • NAO gets representation on European Stability Mechanism auditors' board

    NAO gets representation on European Stability Mechanism auditors' board

    The National Audit Office is to be represented on the Auditors Board of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) for the first time ever. This was set up as an international financial institution in 2012 by eurozone member states to help member...

  • Far East container groupage service reaches new destinations

    Far East container groupage service reaches new destinations

    Thomas Smith’s specialised freight and logistics transport services have now reached new territories by expanding its existing groupage route to a wider network in the Far East. Together with trailer services operating from European destinations,...

  • Supporting President’s Solidarity Fun Run

    For the tenth year running, BNF Bank will be the main sponsor of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run, which sees people of all ages and from all walks of life unite behind the common goal of solidarity. BNF Bank has once again extended its...

  • Islamic microfinance products

    The Delta Summit brought together the blockchain community, which is said to be the first of its kind given that Malta is the only jurisdiction in the world that is regulating virtual financial assets and innovative technologies. During the panel...

  • Shares slide on China growth fears, dollar gains

    A gauge of global equity markets slumped yesterday amid unease over the impact of the escalating US-Sino trade war on China’s growth, while the dollar gained versus the euro and Italian bond yields spiked on the ongoing spat over Italy’s budget...

  • Money market report for the week ending October 5

    On October 1, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on October 2, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €7.24 billion, €0.81 billion higher than...

  • The future of languages

    The future of languages

    Last month Europe celebrated the Day of Languages, an event that was introduced by the Council of Europe to promote the benefits of multilingualism. The media showed very little interest on the future of languages. A few eurocrats see risks of...

  • Crypto.com adds bank transfers to its wallet and card app

    Payments and cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com has announced the launch of funding via bank transfer (via IBANs) for all accounts in the European Economic Area (EEA) for free. This allows users to fund their Crypto.com wallet by bank transfer, in...

  • Promoting the use of dash cams

    Promoting the use of dash cams

    GasanMamo has teamed up with one of the largest computers stores locally, Scan to make dash cams – small windscreen mounted cameras that records a motorist’s view – more accessible to motorists and to reward those drivers who provide video footage...

  • Blockchain opportunities in asset management

    Exploration of blockchain technology and its application to asset management is still in the very early stages,” said Mark Agius, executive head at BOV Asset Management, during his address at BlockFinance, a FinanceMalta seminar in collaboration...

  • Supporting cultural dialogue and diversity

    BNF Bank is supporting The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue exhibition which is currently on display at the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta until October 28. The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum in Doha, State of Qatar launched the...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Dionyssis from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki, the Star Comet from Algiers to Algiers, the Maersk Kingston from Izmir to Valencia (all Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to...

  • Financial Instruments Test Guidelines – getting tested

    The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has in the past weeks issued for consultation the Financial Instruments Test Guidelines. The purpose of such guidelines relates to Article 47 to the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA or Act) whereby...

  • Approaching the Brexit ‘cliff-edge’

    For months the EU and UK have been negotiating a withdrawal agreement that in turn would open up a transition period until December 2020 to allow additional time to forge out a new relationship between the two parties. Unfortunately, negotiations...