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  • China reiterates will treat Chinese and foreign companies equally

    China reiterates will treat Chinese and foreign companies equally

    China reiterated it will treat domestic and foreign companies equally, according to a statement on the State planner's website. The comments came after a meeting of a working team under China's state council focussing on improving business...

  • Recognising talent in Malta’s financial services industry

    Recognising talent in Malta’s financial services industry

    Rebekah Psaila, risk analytics officer at MeDirect Malta, the country’s third largest bank, demonstrated her financial acumen when she scored top marks in the assessment following a course delivered by Richard Ambery, general counsel, Managing...

  • BNF Bank awards top student in Diploma in Maltese Literature

    BNF Bank awards top student in Diploma in Maltese Literature

    As part of BNF Bank’s sponsorship of the University of Malta’s Diploma in Maltese Literature, the bank has awarded top student Daniela Attard Bezzina who placed first, by reimbursing her course fees. BNF Bank’s sponsorship is part of its...

  • UK austerity ending, as long as Brexit deal gets done - Hammond

    UK austerity ending, as long as Brexit deal gets done - Hammond

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond held out the prospect of an end to Britain's long spending squeeze provided the government secures a Brexit deal with the EU, putting pressure on the divided Conservative Party to back Prime Minister...

  • New director joins board of APS Bank

    New director joins board of APS Bank

    Victor Emanuel Agius has been appointed to APS Bank’s board of directors. He joins the bank as non-executive director after an international career of 43 years spanning commercial and development banking and project finance. Mr Agius started his...

  • GO sponsors, conquers The Grid

    GO sponsors, conquers The Grid

    The Grid, which took place recently, was the ultimate showcase of determination, motivation, commitment and the culmination of months of preparation and gruelling training. It is these characteristics that were the driving force behind GO’s...

  • Money market report for week ending October 26

    On October 25, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged...

  • Tech recovery helps global stocks rebound after choppy week

    A recovery in technology stocks following IBM Corp’s $34 billion deal to buy Red Hat Inc and Standard & Poor’s decision to leave Italy’s ratings level unchanged helped global stocks rebound yesterday after choppy sessions last week. The signs of...

  • Three-week low for MSE Equity Price Index

    Three-week low for MSE Equity Price Index

    The MSE Equity Price Index extended last Friday’s 0.26% decline with a drop of a further 0.47% during today’s session to a fresh 3-week low of 4,466.906 points as six equities, including BOV, IHI and GO trended lower. On the other hand, only HSBC...

  • Golden visa scheme lures Chinese to buy Greek homes

    Golden visa scheme lures Chinese to buy Greek homes

    Three times a week, hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale. The visitors are drawn to Greece by rock-bottom property prices...

  • US urges EU to stop WTO steel spat

    US urges EU to stop WTO steel spat

    The United States said on Monday it was "deeply disappointed" the European Union was pressing ahead with litigation over steel and aluminium tariffs at the World Trade Organisation, and urged EU member states to consider carefully their broader...

  • Many US firms in China eyeing relocation as trade war bites - survey

    Many US firms in China eyeing relocation as trade war bites - survey

    More than 70 per cent of US firms operating in southern China are considering delaying further investment there and moving some or all of their manufacturing to other countries as the trade war bites into profits, a business survey showed on...

  • China to switch more households in central provinces to gas heating

    China to switch more households in central provinces to gas heating

    China on Monday ordered 1.18 million residential households in 11 cities located in three central provinces to switch to natural gas heating this winter as part of the country's anti-air pollution campaign. The 11 cities are located in the Fenwei...

  • NXP Semiconductors – A new stock to consider

    NXP Semiconductors – A new stock to consider

    We started coverage of NXP Semiconductors with a BUY recommendation and a 1-year price target of $93.50. NXP is a market leader in its field and designs semiconductors and software for mobile communications, consumer electronics, security...

  • ‘Lo spread’ worries Italians

    ‘Lo spread’ worries Italians

    One can hardly follow Italian TV news bulletins and current affairs programmes today without noticing frequent references to ‘lo spread’. The bond dealers term ‘spread’ has acquired new political and popular significance as Italy faces one of its...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Marina from Algiers to Izmir, the Kreta S from Bejaia, the Fiona from Algiers to Skikda (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Venezia from...

  • The leasing of club premises

    The Civil Code has specific provisions on the leasing of club premises, or każini as they are more commonly known, and such clubs benefit from special protection under the law. A particular entity can qualify as a club as long as it is duly...

  • Cause of the global stock sell-off

    The market volatility this month took investors by surprise as major equity indices fell sharply at the start of the fourth quarter. Up to the date of writing (October 24), in the US the S&P 500 index has fallen 8.76 per cent, wiping almost all...

  • Introducing Malta’s Innovative Technologies Regulatory Framework

    Introducing Malta’s Innovative Technologies Regulatory Framework

    Malta has positioned itself as a pioneer in the regulatory treatment of innovative technologies, with distributed ledger technology at the forefront of its regulatory agenda. In the spirit of decentralisation, the past few months have been...

  • Negative sentiment prevails in equity market

    Negative sentiment prevails in equity market

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index fell by 1.03 per cent, as out of 19 active equities, 11 fell and only three gained ground. The index closed at 8,930.232 points – thus still registering a 3.012 per cent gain as at year-to-date. Turnover fell from...