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  • 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...

  • Merrily manufacturing marijuana in Malta?

    Selling real estate to tax refugees, offering a world-wide home to online gaming, selling Schengen passports to the needy: Malta has never been squeamish about earning good money for its citizens and its wily, profiteering businesses. In March it...

  • Addressing the property market’s core issues

    Addressing the property market’s core issues

    The Prime Minister re­cently expressed satisfaction that 80 per cent of the population has become richer thanks to the increase in property prices. It sounded like we should be thankful for this unlimited property inflation period this country has...

  • Banks have €47 billion in assets

    The banking sector in Malta remains well capitalised, highly liquid and profitable, and has continued to contribute to the local economy albeit at levels lower than hitherto observed, according to the Malta Bankers’ Association. Total assets of...

  • GO plc announces its intention to partially float BMIT

    GO plc announces its intention to partially float BMIT

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index closed in positive territory for the third consecutive week, having advanced by 0.818 per cent, to close at 8,798.374 points. Turnover amounted to €1.8 million, and was spread across 17 equities, of which gainers...

  • US private sector jobs growth accelerates more than expected

    US private sector employment soared in September, as employers added 230,000 jobs after adding an upwardly revised 168,000 jobs in August, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc. This is the highest hiring rate since February and is a much...

  • Company briefs - October 7, 2018

    Palumbo Group has secured complete control of Croatia’s historic Viktor Lenac shipyard, acquiring an 80-per-cent share in the company. Owners of Malta’s shipyard in Cottonera, Palumbo Group’s latest move will see the empire of Neapolitan...

  • Selling a property by auction – recounting a success story

    Selling a property by auction – recounting a success story

    The steps involved in selling a property can prove to be as much of an emotional rollercoaster as seeking, and eventually finding, the right property to buy. What could possibly go wrong? Scores of things. To name just a few, coming across...

  • Growing business through CSR

    Growing business through CSR

    Corporate social responsibility is a duty inherited by each company towards any entity it may directly affect within its life cycle. Businesses maintain this social duty to grow their business appropriately and into a sustainable model striving...

  • Experience and innovation under one roof

    Experience and innovation under one roof

    Malta’s official blockchain summit kicked off on October 3 at the Carissa Lounge of the InterContinental Malta. Sponsored by Frank Salt Real Estate, the evening kicked off with a fireside talk entitled ‘Malta: A small island-nation with global...

  • Get noticed with Fastsigns in Malta

    Get noticed with Fastsigns in Malta

    Fastsigns, a leading global sign, graphics and visual communication franchise that takes care of branding needs, has been ranked first in the Business Services/Signs category and 95th overall in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Fastsigns has...

  • Designed to deliver more

    Designed to deliver more

    Ever since the recent wave of success by the Tivoli, a contemporary Crossover Utility Vehicle, one of Korea’s oldest and most experienced brands, SsangYong has firmly kept its pedal to the metal and invested heavily into their new 4x4...