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  • Blue economy

    Blue economy

    Humanity’s relationship with the oceans and how people use and exploit their resources is evolving in important ways. While the oceans are increasingly becoming a source of food, energy and products, there is also now a better understanding of the...

  • Acquiring.com secure new partner in Kyte Global

    Secure Trading Group are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Kyte Global, specialist suppliers to the financial services and iGaming sector. With both companies based in Malta, the home of the iGaming sector, it’s expected that...

  • Boosting employee branding

    Rounding off yet another prosperous year, Anchovy has partnered up with a number of sponsors, namely the Eden Leisure Group, Caffè Pascucci, San Michel, Moak and the Times of Malta to organise their grand finale event for 2018. The workshop was...

  • European markets close higher

    The pan-European STOXX 600 closed up around 1.3 per cent during afternoon deals, with major bourses trading sharply higher. Over the weekend, leaders from the European Union chose to endorse the Brexit withdrawal deal laid out by U.K. Prime...

  • Money market report for week ending November 23

    On November 19, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on November 20 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €6.35 billion, €0.38 billion lower than...

  • MSE Equity Price Index climbs to 2-week high

    MSE Equity Price Index climbs to 2-week high

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in positive territory as it climbed by 0.28% to a two-week high of 4,492.996 points. Five equities trended higher, including Medserv, IHI and BOV. On the other hand, GO and Loqus drifted lower whilst...

  • Excitement, hype and reality

    Excitement, hype and reality

    Linguists fret about the effects that social media has on modern languages. They see standard rules of writing being broken constantly with neologisms, emoticons and acronyms cropping up and replacing older words that are perfectly capable of...

  • JRC expert workshop on optimising smartphone apps

    JRC expert workshop on optimising  smartphone apps

    Alan Deidun, resident academic at the Department of Geosciences and coordinator of the Spot the Alien Fish and the Spot the Jellyfish citizen science campaigns, was invited by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the EU Commission to chair a session...

  • Shipping movements - November 26, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Stellar Wakamatsu from Algiers to Mersin, the APL New Jersey from Koper to Port Said, the APL Oregon from Aliaga to Valencia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Alexander Maersk from Iskenderun to...

  • Laundry and dry cleaning: ‘challenging but rewarding’

    Laundry and dry cleaning: ‘challenging but rewarding’

    Let’s face it, the laundry and dry cleaning business isn’t the sexiest in the world. Yet talk to the major players, and they get all hot and steamy about it. “It’s a passion,” exclaims Luana Arena Micallef, managing director of Swieqi-based Arena...

  • Bad hiring: a gross misconduct?

    Admiral Hiram G. Rickover, the father of the US nuclear Navy, was an eccentric genius. His interview tactics for screening candidates for the elite nuclear submarine programme were as excruciating as they were unorthodox. Indeed, he is famous for...

  • Unchartered territory

    Unchartered territory

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential situation where presumably uncorrelated or low correlated investments can move in a broadly similar direction during market downturns, causing increased downside risks for diversified portfolios. The...

  • The application of blockchain technology to the insurance sector

    The application of blockchain technology to the insurance sector

    With its potential to streamline complex processes and the capacity to enhance transparency and efficiency, Blockchain technology is well positioned to provide modernised insurance to a new generation of consumer. The features inherent in the...

  • Organisations not doing enough to prepare for future of work – PwC

    Organisations not doing enough to   prepare for future of work – PwC

    While the majority of businesses recognise which capabilities are important for their future success, many are failing to take the actions needed today to build or even introduce them into their organisations. These actions include using data...

  • Yields in the local sovereign debt market climb

    Yields in the local sovereign debt market climb

    The yields of Malta Government Stocks climbed higher last week as prices closed marginally lower. In fact, 19 of the 22 active issues drifted lower, while no stock saw an increase in value. Turnover in these securities totalled €11.9 million, more...

  • Global growth heading towards soft landing – OECD

    Global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces growing risks, including from escalating trade disputes and tightening financial conditions, according to the latest economic outlook by the Organisation for Economic...

  • Company briefs - November 24, 2018

    With already more than 43,000 employees’ payroll and leave being managed by the Shireburn Indigo Payroll solution, Shireburn launched its cloud-based Time and Attendance module to further streamline all people management processes for local...

  • One size does not fit all

    One size does not fit all

      There is no single investment solution that suits everyone. What will work for you depends on your own objectives, time-frame and risk appetite. The same applies to any financial planning; whether you are looking at investments, tax planning,...

  • Farsons Blue Label wins at European Beer Star Awards 2018

    Farsons Blue Label wins at European Beer Star Awards 2018

    Farsons Blue Label Amber Ale, brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, has been awarded a bronze medal in the English-Style Bitter category in this year’s European Beer Star Awards, held at the Doemens Academy in Gräfelfing, Germany. A world-renowned...

  • Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors appoints general manager

    Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Limited (JMFA) recently appointed Jacques Ellul Soler as general manager. Mr Ellul Soler has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry and prior to his employment with JMFA acted as a fund...