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  • Brexit: impending doom or an excellent investment opportunity?

    After nearly two-and-a-half turbulent years, the Brexit process is heading for a showdown at a parliamentary vote. The outcome of this will determine whether Brexit will be a hard one or not. Although the discussion about the possibility of...

  • Microsoft and BMIT reach new strategic partnership

    Microsoft and BMIT reach new strategic partnership

    Microsoft Azure products will become more accessible to local businesses following a strategic partnership between Microsoft and BMIT Technologies, which incorporates BMIT Limited and Kinetix Solutions Limited. This partnership will enable a host...

  • Oil glut sends prices down 20 per cent for November

    Oil prices retreated further yesterday amid a global glut, racking up a 20 per cent drop for November, while most major equity markets kept moves tight ahead of weekend talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. In...

  • Marriott hacked, potentially exposing data on 500 million guests

    Marriott hacked, potentially exposing data on 500 million guests

    Updated 2pm Marriott International said on Friday that hackers illegally accessed its Starwood Hotels brand's reservation database since 2014, potentially exposing personal information on about 500 million guests. Shares of the company fell nearly...

  • Scenarios that could lead to Fed tightening

    Scenarios that could lead to Fed tightening

    Never-ending reports have been pointing out that economic growth has slowed from its robust rate of the second quarter, and there are clear decelerations in housing and vehicle sales. Growth in manufacturing is also slowing down as businesses...

  • Malta Digital Exchange signs MOU

    Malta Digital Exchange (MDX) has signed an MOU with P2P finance platform finbc for the listing of their security token FBC. A Germany-based corporation, finbc will perform a security token offering (STO) and launch one of the first security tokens...

  • Dealing with AI

    Dealing with AI

    Every year comes with a new fad. This year was no exception and this year’s prize must go to artificial intelligence. It is very rare that I deliver a training programme or attend a business meeting and the conversation does not, at one point or...

  • Business supports prostate cancer

    Business supports prostate cancer

    As part of its commitment to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of one’s health, RSM, one of Malta’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms recently hosted an information session on the precautionary measures and screening process to...

  • Milestone 170th anniversary

    Milestone 170th anniversary

    This year, Thomas Smith is commemorating its 170th anniversary of the group’s business venture. The group’s inception dates back to 1848, establishing its presence in the Maltese market through service offerings related to freight transportation.

  • Insurance distribution training completed

    Insurance distribution training completed

    Mapfre MSV Life and Mapfre Middlesea have completed an extensive programme for all their tied insurance intermediaries focusing on knowledge and ability training in line with the provisions of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) as...

  • Brand new online sportsbook makes ‘safe bet’

    Secure Trading Group has announced that it has added a new and ambitious online sportsbook to its growing gaming vertical. Bet600, only recently fully licensed in the UK and regulated by the Gambling Commission, sought out Secure Trading Group’s...

  • Stocks mixed, Wall Street dips on trade jitters

    World shares were mixed, with Wall Street edging lower yesterday amid jitters over US-China trade talks, while the dollar and Treasury yields softened after investors digested recent comments by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Mr Powell said...

  • ‘A fantastic journey’

    ‘A fantastic journey’

    Our back-on-track plan has enabled us to make a quantum leap in product development and to perform much better in the market, says Betsson Operations CEO Jesper Svensson. What are the challenges and opportunities that the maturity of the iGaming...

  • A boon and bane for India’s rupee

    The boon – Oil Price An outstanding Asian currency this month was the Indian rupee (INR) that went up 4.4 percent month-to-date against the U.S Dollar. At 70.6 the USD/INR has retraced a chunk of the 15 percent depreciation that drove the pair...

  • ‘Recognising opportunity before others’

    ‘Recognising opportunity before others’

    Over the past decade, Malta has established itself as a leader within the gaming industry through its efforts to accommodate the latest technologies as well as create an environment which fosters innovation. This has been particularly evident over...

  • The upcoming IPO of BMIT Technologies

    On October 3, GO plc issued a somewhat surprising announcement and explained that it intends to dispose of up to 49 per cent of its shareholding in its fully-owned subsidiary BMIT Technologies plc (BMIT) through an initial public offering...

  • Melita first in Malta with 5G-ready mobile network

    Melita first in Malta with 5G-ready mobile network

    Melita has partnered with Ericsson to roll out the most advanced mobile network in Malta. This 5G-ready mobile network already covers 85 per cent of the Maltese Islands, with full coverage being achieved by end 2018. As the first operator in...

  • AI-enabled fraud and risk management technology

    Acquiring.com, Secure Trading Group’s merchant acquirer, has announced a brand new partnership with Cybertonica, the leading, award-winning fraud prevention and payment risk management company that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence...

  • Stocks rise on US-China trade hopes; investors eye Fed speech

    Rising hopes that the United States and China could call a trade war ceasefire at the upcoming G20 summit boosted global stocks yesterday, but gains were held in check as investors looked ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Maersk Lota from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa (Sullivan Maritime Ltd), the Ningbo Express to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik...