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  • US Treasuries sell-off weighs in on global markets

    A sell-off in US Treasuries pushed yields to multi-year peaks yesterday as robust economic data and hawkish speeches by Federal Reserve officials stoked concerns about inflation, weighing on stock markets globally. The yield on the benchmark...

  • Movements across stock market

    Movements across stock market

    Last Friday was the last trading day for the third quarter of the year. While reviewing the movements across the different asset classes as well some of the main market movers within each asset class, some surprising details emerge. The equity...

  • Looking for a LIBOR Replacement: SOFR

    In the past few years, the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) has faced challenges. LIBOR was used deliberately to reflect the cost at which large banks could borrow from each other and for decades was a benchmark for several private-sector...

  • Local property market exploring blockchain

    Local property market exploring blockchain

    A number of the largest real estate agents in Malta are currently studying the possibility of using Ledger Projects’ Distributed Ledger Technology to share information related to the local property market between themselves. This was announced by...

  • APS Bank celebrates newly appointed Monsignor Joseph Galea-Curmi

    APS Bank celebrates newly appointed Monsignor Joseph Galea-Curmi

    On September 26, APS Bank held a reception in honour of Monsignor Joseph Galea-Curmi on the occasion of his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop. The event was held at APS head office in Swatar and was attended by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, APS...

  • Special fares for First and Business Class

    Emirates has announced special First and Business Class companion offers with a 50 per cent discount off the base fare on the second ticket. Travellers can choose from a range of over 40 destinations, including Australia, Hong Kong, Phuket,...

  • Stocks rise amid Italy budget hopes

    Stock markets around the world rose and Italian bonds rallied yesterday after signs that Rome would cut budget deficits and decrease its debt in the coming years, while new US jobs data supporting a strong US economy boosted the dollar. US stocks...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maerk Lota from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the Mayssan to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd), the MSC Clorinda from Barcelona to Salalah (John Ripard & Son Ltd), the Kreta S from Trapani to...

  • Building on blocks

    Building on blocks

    The Frank Salt Real Estate Group and Angel Labs are collaborating on a new blockchain-focused real estate tech fund. Grahame Salt and Tugce Ergul tell the Times of Malta how this fund will make a difference in Europe. Blockchain has pushed the...

  • Legal protection of pregnant or breastfeeding employees

    Legal protection of pregnant or breastfeeding employees

      Employees who work on a shift basis, a part of which shift must be carried out at night-time, are to be considered as night workers, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently affirmed. This means that should such employees...

  • Coin exhibition

    It is quite extraordinary that the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is still in existence after almost 1,000 years. The Order of St John no longer has a military function, as it had in the Holy Land, Rhodes and Malta, but has gone back to its...

  • Stocks dip as Italy angst takes hold

    Stocks weakened around the globe and European assets sold off on yesterday as anti-euro comments sent Italy’s bond yields to multi-year highs and optimism over an agreement to revamp a North American trade deal receded. The MSCI world equity index...

  • BOV share price drops to a fresh 6-year low

    BOV share price drops to a fresh 6-year low

    The MSE Equity Price Index eased by 0.11% to just above the 4,400 mark reflecting declines in the share prices of BOV and HSBC which outweighed the gains in MIA and MPC. Meanwhile, a further four equities closed the day unchanged. Overall trading...

  • The disruption in finance

    The disruption in finance

    Real disruption happens when a new technology combines with a change in the business model to reshape a sector from the bottom up, Hermann Hauser tells the Times of Malta. To take and adapt a line from the classics, ‘innovation’ is the one word...

  • Committee dedicated to family businesses set up within the Malta Chamber

    Committee dedicated to family businesses set up within the Malta Chamber

    The President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry, Frank Farrugia, announced the establishment of a new Chamber committee, dedicated specifically to family businesses. Speaking at ‘A Family Affair – Safeguarding Malta and...

  • Game plan for e-commerce

    Game plan for e-commerce

    Following the success of a previous workshop, Anchovy teamed up with RSM as well as the Ministry for Gozo, and headed to the sister island to offer a platform and share their expertise during a similar activity held last week. The hosts at the...

  • Rescued Nafta deal lifts stocks, Canadian dollar

    A last-minute agreement between the US and Canada to rescue a trilateral Nafta accord with Mexico drove up global stock markets and the Canadian dollar yesterday. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) announced on Sunday rescues a...

  • Money market report for the week ending September 28

    On September 24, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on September 25 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €6.43 billion, €1.47 billion higher than the...

  • Associated British Foods plc – Time to start looking at this stock

    We started coverage of Associated British Foods (ABF) with a Buy recommendation and a price target of 2470p. About ABF ABF is a diversified Food and Retail business with market-leading positions in the businesses/countries in which it operates.

  • The death of retirement

    The death of retirement

    Tens of thousands of young people have by now switched to back-to-school mode. Most parents will be relieved to settle back in the winter routine after the long hot summer. Others with older children fret about the choices their sons and daughters...