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  • Intermediaries visit Mapfre in Madrid

    Intermediaries visit Mapfre in Madrid

    A group of 13 intermediaries of Mapfre MSV Life have just returned from a visit to Mapfre in Madrid, Spain. The group included representatives from Bank of Valletta’s and APS Bank’s top performing bancassurance branches as well as representatives...

  • Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    The Saint John Paul II, delivered to Virtù Ferries on February 6 by shipbuilders Incat Tasmania, has been selected for the prestigious notation ‘Significant Ship 2018’, by the highly respected Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA). The...

  • Blockchain for beginners

    Blockchain for beginners

    Anyone interested in blockchain will soon have a chance to learn from industry experts in a talk being held at Palazzo de la Salle in Valletta on March 28. Designed for absolute beginners to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, the talk...

  • Stocks higher, pound lower on Brexit developments

    London’s stock market rose as the pound fell yesterday, with investors reacting to Brexit-facing data and Bank of England contingency measures ahead of fresh divorce-deal talks in Brussels. London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.2 per cent in afternoon...

  • MDX moves operations to Malta Stock Exchange

    MDX moves operations to Malta Stock Exchange

    Malta Digital Exchange (MDX) has moved its expanding operations to the Malta Stock Exchange premises, ahead of the launch of its digital exchange division. The relocation of its offices to the Malta Stock Exchange demonstrates MDX’s commitment to...

  • Jigsaw puzzles donated to Mater Dei Hospital

    Jigsaw puzzles donated to Mater Dei Hospital

    40320 Pieces for Puttinu project coordinator Steven Galea met with Mater Dei CEO Ivan Falzon to hand over 10 completed, framed puzzles comprising 1,000 pieces each. The project started in December 2017 and brought together a large team of jigsaw...

  • Hästens arrives in Malta

    Hästens arrives in Malta

    Hästens, the bespoke bed that takes four tradesmen more than 350 hours to handcraft, has arrived in Malta with the promise to provide the best rest one can only dream of. Form, the local company renowned for its own luxurious mattresses, has just...

  • Deloitte Malta CR&S makes an impact that matters

    The last 12 months have been marked by exciting opportunities and achievements for Deloitte Malta Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S). Deloitte Malta’s CR&S working group has overseen several societal impact and sustainability...

  • Stock markets rise on US-China trade deal hopes

    Stock markets rose yesterday on hope for a trade deal between China and the United States after reports said the two sides were close to a breakthrough. The dollar traded higher, while oil prices climbed. Ahead of a busy week of data releases and...

  • Money market report for week ending March 1

    On February 25, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on February 26 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €6.49 billion, €0.56 billion higher...

  • MSE Equity Price Index climbs to 16-month high

    MSE Equity Price Index climbs to 16-month high

    The MSE Equity Price Index added 0.31% to 4,545.413 points, the highest level since early November 2017, on the back of the strong increases in IHI and RS2 which, coupled with the gains in PG and GO, outweighed the declines in BOV and HSBC.

  • Grassroots movements promoting hope

    Grassroots movements promoting hope

    At a time when many are losing faith in traditional politics, grassroots movements are making ordinary people aware of their power to make politicians listen to them rather than cosy up with business tycoons who know how to endear themselves with...

  • Shipping movements - March 4, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Livorno (both Sullivan Maritime Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The APL Vanda from...

  • Inclusive Capitalism: contradiction, counter-cultural or conceivable?

    Inclusive Capitalism: contradiction, counter-cultural or conceivable?

    “The business of business is business” or so claims the Friedman doctrine – a mantra that has been followed religiously by most entrepreneurs in the past few decades. But are profits truly the be-all and end-all for enterprises? For decades, the...

  • Put staff at centre of tech changes – PwC report

    Put staff at centre of tech changes – PwC report

    Findings from PwC’s Global Tech at Work 2018 study indicate that leaders and staff are not on the same page with respect to technology at work. While leaders are under the impression that they are choosing technology with their workforce in mind,...

  • No bank for your buck!

    No bank for your buck!

    As a collector of deposits and a provider of credit, commercial banks are often viewed as bellwethers of the economy they operate in. While this is usually the case, the current situation with the two largest banks locally appear to paint a...

  • Local equities gain as demand for large caps increase

    Local equities gain as demand for large caps increase

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index returned to positive territory with a 1.3 per cent gain as investors’ appetite for large capitalised equities increased. Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), HSBC Bank Malta plc (HSBC), Malta International Airport plc...

  • Eurozone economic sentiment sees eight-month losing streak

    Eurozone economic confidence slid further for the eighth consecutive month in February, although the latest dip was less than economists forecasted. This was largely thanks to a solid services sector, suggesting that the drop is due to trade...

  • ‘Our objective is to become part of the Malta gaming community’

    ‘Our objective is to become part of the Malta gaming community’

    Since opening its doors seven years ago, the Microsoft Innovation Centre has hosted and mentored over 160 start-ups. It is now enabling international start-ups to come and relocate to the island. One of these start-ups is Tomobox. David Sachs, its...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital to open 13 new restaurants

    McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital to open 13 new restaurants

    Premier Capital plc, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets (Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania), opened 10 new restaurants in 2018 and began its 2019 expansion programme with the...