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  • KPMG Malta goes pink for Pink October

    KPMG ended the month of October on a philanthropic note, as it joined one of Malta’s largest fundraising and awareness initiatives, the Pink October campaign. All KPMG employees, including partners and directors were encouraged to report to work...

  • Emirates raises bar for customer experience

    Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first biometric path which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the latest biometric technology – a mix of...

  • Robust earnings boost equity markets after brutal month

    Robust corporate results helped world stock markets surge yesterday, bringing some relief to jittery investors after a brutal October that saw equities suffer one of their worst drops since the financial crisis ten years ago. Strong earnings...

  • Shipping movements - November 1, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Oued Ziz from Tunis, the Hansa Cloppenburg from Dekhelia to Algiers, the Contship Cub from Algiers to Annaba, the CMA CGM Gemini from Genoa to Beirut, the Jaguar from Gemlik to Algiers (all CMA CGM...

  • ‘Resistance will be quelled by creativity’

    ‘Resistance will be quelled by creativity’

    Blockchain tech has fuelled an incredible wave of high quality startups all over Europe, says Sunny Dhillon. Numbers show that venture capitalists are investing more into startups and entrepreneurs. Is this the case in the United States or also in...

  • EU states soften draft rules for banks' bad debt

    EU states soften draft rules for banks' bad debt

    European Union diplomats agreed on Wednesday to soften draft rules on the money banks should set aside to cover potential losses on new loans, in a move aimed at helping countries such as Italy that have huge piles of bad debt. A decade on from...

  • MSE Equity Price Index drops on light volumes

    MSE Equity Price Index drops on light volumes

    The MSE Equity Price Index lost 0.4 per cent to a three-week low of 4,451.734 points as several equities trended lower while only GlobalCapital registered a gain. Volumes across the equity market were subdued as only €0.1 million worth of shares...

  • EU migrants are good for German economy; more needed - DIW institute

    EU migrants are good for German economy; more needed - DIW institute

    Germany should step up efforts to attract more citizens from other EU states, five million of whom have boosted the country's economy by an average of 0.2 per cent per year since 2011, the DIW economic institute said on Wednesday. Most arrivals...

  • European banks braced for fallout from EU stress tests

    European banks braced for fallout from EU stress tests

    Italian banks are expected to be in focus again when results of the latest stress test of top European lenders are released this week, a health check that could force laggards to raise capital or ditch assets. The closely watched test of 48 banks...

  • Traders most negative on pound since 2016 as Brexit risks mount

    Traders most negative on pound since 2016 as Brexit risks mount

    Traders hold a more negative view on the outlook for the pound than at any time since shortly after the Brexit referendum in 2016, according to options markets, as fears grow that Britain is headed for a sudden, disruptive exit from the European...

  • Change of control clause

    Change of control clause

    In a recently approved corporate admission document on the Prospects MTF, a “Change of Control” clause was included as part of the offering; a first in the local corporate bond market. This is commensurate with a push for features included in...

  • Inexperienced investors in virtual financial assets to be limited to €5,000

    Inexperienced investors in virtual financial assets to be limited to €5,000

    Inexperienced investors will only be able to buy €5,000 worth of virtual financial assets – such as initial coin offerings – over any 12-month period, according to the latest rules issued by the Malta Financial Services Authority. Only those...

  • William Hill to get international hub in Malta - with Ulrik Bengtsson to lead process

    William Hill to get international hub in Malta - with Ulrik Bengtsson to lead process

    British gaming and betting giant William Hill Plc will get an international hub in Malta, as part of expansion plans for Europe. The company will get its long-awaited foothold in Malta through its purchase of Sweden-based gaming company Mr Green &...

  • Appointment of new partners and directors at KPMG

    Appointment of new partners and directors at KPMG

    Marco Vassallo, Simon Xuereb and Jonathan Dingli have been appointed as partners while Adrienne McCarthy, Mark Curmi and Vanessa Borg have been appointed as directors at KPMG. Mr Vassallo joined KPMG in 1995 as a software programmer and has been a...

  • Malta’s innovators invited to join EIT community

    To help power Malta’s innovators, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is showcasing its innovation cooperation opportunities during an Awareness Day in Kalkara. This event, which is being held today, is being organised...

  • MBB to lead a Europe-wide project

    MBB to lead a Europe-wide project

    The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) has announced the launch of its new Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances Project, entitled DIFME – Digital, Internationalisation and Financial Literacy Skills for Micro Entrepreneurs. Through linking higher education...

  • US leads world equities higher

    Broad gains in the US equity market turned global stocks higher yesterday after President Donald Trump said a “great deal” could be struck with China that would relieve fears of a growing trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The...

  • Blockchain academic to be first chair of Malta Digital Innovation Authority

    Blockchain academic to be first chair of Malta Digital Innovation Authority

    Blockchain expert and University lecturer Joshua Ellul has been appointed the first chairman of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority, the government announced on Tuesday.  Dr Ellul, who lecturers at the University of Malta, is the director of...

  • 35 years of tech innovation

    35 years of tech innovation

    In 1983, a Maltese company was set up as the first IT training company on the island. Run by an entrepreneurial and a tech obsessed young John de Giorgio, the company, Shireburn Software, soon began to develop its own software solutions, and...

  • End of year rally in sight? Who knows…

    End of year rally in sight? Who knows…

    2018 has been, putting it lightly, a challenging year, not only for investors but also for asset managers, analysts and market participants. Some would call it a rollercoaster ride. In all fairness, there were times whereby I too would have been...