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  • Competition dynamics of the mobile telephony sector

    Competition dynamics of the mobile telephony sector

    The Maltese mobile telephony sector has made significant strides over the past years, especially in bringing new products to the market and in rolling out infrastructure to supply improved mobile broadband services on a nationwide scale. Rising...

  • Advantages, disadvantages of the increasing use of nominee accounts

    Advantages, disadvantages of the increasing use of nominee accounts

    The European finance industry underwent a big revolution in the past decade, with the apex being reached earlier this year with the introduction of the MiFID II Directive. These changes have left financial institutions with a more challenging task...

  • Maltco launches new game

    Maltco launches new game

    Maltco Lotteries have launched a new game, Superstar, with the first inaugural draw taking place on Friday, October 5. Superstar is a unique numerical game of chance featuring a double matrix form, in which players can play by choosing at least...

  • Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak

    The US dollar rebounded and world shares hit a more than six-month high yesterday after China’s moves to boost domestic consumption bolstered a rally driven by investor bets the latest US-Sino trade salvoes were unlikely to dent global growth. The...

  • Britain posts much larger-than-expected budget deficit in August

    Britain posts much larger-than-expected budget deficit in August

    Britain recorded a much bigger budget deficit than expected in August, driven by subdued tax receipts, a boost to the state pension and a contribution to the European Union's budget, official data showed on Friday. The deficit in August stood at...

  • WTO members clamour for more clarity on US farm spending

    WTO members clamour for more clarity on US farm spending

    Trading partners will demand more details from the United States at the World Trade Organisation next week about its planned $12 billion aid package for US farmers hurt by the Trump administration’s tariff wars. The US aid package, announced in...

  • The economics of self-responsibility

    The economics of self-responsibility

    In Malta, like in most countries in the rest of the world, we tend to blame society, culture, the fact that we are a small country, institutions such as the Catholic Church or the Law Courts, the government and whoever else we can think of, for...

  • Strengthening institutional links leading to trade growth between Malta and India

    Strengthening institutional links leading to trade growth between Malta and India

    Welcoming guests to the Malta-India Business Forum, Frank V. Farrugia, president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, said that cooperation between Malta and India was translating into a better exploitation of Malta’s...

  • Planning for the future

    Planning for the future

    A healthier diet based on artificially synthesised foods and improvements in medical care will see life expectancy rise over the next four decades. According to Eurostat data, this will see the number of 60+ persons double from the current 11 per...

  • Stocks climb as trade concerns ease, dollar slips

    World stock markets rallied yesterday, while the US dollar slipped, amid expectations that fresh US and Chinese tariffs on reciprocal imports will be less harsh than feared. Still, investors remained cautious about the next steps in the US-Sino...

  • OECD trims economic outlook over trade and emerging market woes

    OECD trims economic outlook over trade and emerging market woes

    Global economic growth has peaked out in the face of rising trade frictions and emerging market turbulence, the OECD said on Thursday, trimming its earlier outlook. The world economy is on course for growth this year of 3.7 per cent this and next...

  • Forecasters unanimous: US-China trade war bad for economy - Reuters poll finds

    Forecasters unanimous: US-China trade war bad for economy - Reuters poll finds

    The US economy will expand at a robust pace in coming quarters but slow to 2 per cent by the end of 2019, according to forecasters polled by Reuters who unanimously said the escalating trade war with China was bad economic policy. In a sign the...

  • Remedial paths for the Brazilian economy

    Remedial paths for the Brazilian economy

    In one sentence, the Brazilian economy seems to be suffering from lack of productivity yet an excessive public sector. On the one hand, the run-of-the-mill performance of productivity in Brazil in recent decades has limited its GDP growth potential.

  • Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line - EU sources

    Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line - EU sources

    Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday. Online platforms are under pressure in Europe because of...

  • The largest capitalised company on the MSE

    The largest capitalised company on the MSE

    Both indices calculated by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), the MSE Equity Price Index and the MSE Total Return Index, are weighted by the market capitalisation of each of the various constituents of the indices, namely all the companies whose...

  • Innovate and compete

    EIT InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has announced the cut-off date for applications to its 2018 investment round for supporting revolutionary, cleantech and sustainable energy innovations. Maltese innovators...

  • World stocks bat aside trade war fears

    Global equities rallied for a second straight day yesterday while safe-haven assets such as US bonds and the Japanese yen slipped to multi-week lows as investors bet the escalating US-China trade spat would inflict less damage than feared. The...

  • Shipping movements - September 20, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The SC Mara from Suez Canal to Tanger Med, the APL Gwangyang from Genoa to Beirut (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Maersk Laberinto from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co. Ltd), the MV Eurocargo...

  • Various equities trade higher

    Various equities trade higher

    The MSE Equity Price Index climbed 0.84% to 4,346.228 points as various equities ended the day in positive territory while only Mapfre Middlesea trended lower. Meanwhile, trading in GO continued to dominate activity as it accounted for nearly 60%...

  • Farsons cautiously optimistic of steady growth

    Farsons cautiously optimistic of steady growth

    Farsons' board of directors is recommending a net interim dividend of €1 million (2017: €1 million) in respect of the financial year ending January 31, 2019, equivalent to 3c33 per share. This will be paid on October 10 to ordinary shareholders as...