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  • Large caps lift the MSE Equity Price Index higher

    Large caps lift the MSE Equity Price Index higher

    The MSE Equity Price Index added 0.19% to 4,719.030 points, reflecting the gains in the share prices of IHI, HSBC and GO which, in aggregate, outweighed the declines in four other shares. Trading volumes improved to €0.72 million largely on the...

  • IMF: all-out US-China trade war could lift Canada and Mexico

    IMF: all-out US-China trade war could lift Canada and Mexico

    An all-out trade war would severely damage the US and Chinese economies but could also be a boon to countries like Canada and Mexico, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. The world's top two economies themselves would be the biggest...

  • Corinthia invests in Global Hotel Alliance

    Corinthia invests in Global Hotel Alliance

    Corinthia Hotels is making a strategic investment in Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), following similar investments made by Minor Hotel Group and Pan Pacific Hotels Group in November 2018. In a statement on Wednesday, GHA said five independent hotel...

  • Austria proposes taxing internet giants 5% of ad revenue, netting €200m per year

    Austria proposes taxing internet giants 5% of ad revenue, netting €200m per year

    Austria on Wednesday proposed taxing internet giants such as Google and Facebook 5 per cent of their digital advertising revenue, a higher rate than France and other EU countries are seeking. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the tax aimed...

  • UK services sector shrinks for first time since July 2016: data

    UK services sector shrinks for first time since July 2016: data

    Britain's vital services sector shrank in March for the first time in almost three years, with activity slammed by Brexit turmoil and flat economic growth, a key survey showed Wednesday. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for services fell from...

  • What is 5G and how is China involved?

    What is 5G and how is China involved?

    5G is the next generation of mobile internet connection and is the successor of the fourth generation of mobile internet. It promises faster download and upload speeds, with download speeds 10 to 20 times faster than the current 4G mobile...

  • S. Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

    S. Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

    South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks Friday, a transformational leap that already has superpowers sparring for control of an innovation that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of...

  • Innovative projects with social impact

    Innovative projects with social impact

    The Fundación Mapfre Awards for Social Innovation assessment committee has chosen the 27 most innovative projects from among the more than 200 projects submitted. These projects demonstrate the greatest capacity for social transformation and...

  • Appointment of Malta-based shipping agency

    Appointment of Malta-based shipping agency

    Malta-based shipping agency, Mariner Shipping, part of Hili Company, has just been appointed as the exclusive United Feeder Service agent in Malta. The announcement marks another milestone in the group’s ambitious growth plans. Mariner Shipping is...

  • New appointment at corporate services provider

    New appointment at corporate services provider

    Joceline Caruana has been appointed as a new director of Fairwinds Management Limited, a corporate service provider based in Birkirkara, bringing extensive hands-on experience to the company. Caruana, an accountant and tax specialist, joined the...

  • Appreciating collaboration

    Appreciating collaboration

    For Employee Appreciation Day this year, Atlas Insurance managers spent time in the shoes of their team members, carrying out tasks usually taken care of by their staff. The managers were assigned work by their teams, which included handling...

  • Social activity for insurance employees

    Social activity for insurance employees

    The Social Activity Group at GasanMamo Insurance have organised another interesting and successful team-building event for the staff. On Sunday, March 24, a good number of employees attended a horse-riding event at Bidnija Horse Riding followed by...

  • Pound drops as Brexit disarray drags on

    The pound dropped versus the dollar and euro yesterday after British MPs once again rejected a series of alternative options to Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal. Reacting to Monday’s votes, the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel...

  • Juncker wants 'extra efforts' as Italy growth falters

    Juncker wants 'extra efforts' as Italy growth falters

    European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker called on Tuesday for "extra efforts" from Italy's populist government to keep the increasingly stagnant economy growing, after talks with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. "I'm a little worried to see the...

  • Global tensions to force trade slowdown in 2019: WTO

    Global tensions to force trade slowdown in 2019: WTO

    Global trade growth is expected to be lower in 2019 than it was last year, the World Trade Organisation forecast on Tuesday, citing widespread "tensions" and economic uncertainty.  The WTO had in its preliminary estimates predicted a 3.7 per cent...

  • Virtu Ferries in talks to lease catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

    Virtu Ferries in talks to lease catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

    Virtu Ferries is in talks to lease its catamaran Jean de la Valette for operations between Trinidad and Tobago. The 10-year-old vessel is being replaced on the Malta-Sicily route by the larger, brand new MV St John Paul II. The Trinidad and Tobago...

  • Bond liquidity and how it can impact investment decisions

    A key consideration, out of the many, investors should pay particular notice to when making investment decisions is to ascertain how liquid an instrument is, both at the time of purchase as well as at the time of divestiture. Equities, bonds,...

  • Unbreakable data security a step closer following first quantum link between Malta and Sicily

    Unbreakable data security a step closer following first quantum link between Malta and Sicily

    An international team of scientists from Malta, Austria, and Italy, has demonstrated a new kind of telecommunications link that cannot be broken into. The team used entanglement, a property of quantum mechanics, specialised devices developed at...

  • Every bit helps? Nigeria targets poverty with welfare plan

    Every bit helps? Nigeria targets poverty with welfare plan

    Ladi Kodi can earn just 1,000 naira (€2.5) a week selling medicinal "black soap" in her home state of Nasarawa, in north central Nigeria. The money - barely the price of a takeaway coffee in many countries - isn't enough for the 45-year-old widow...

  • The colour green - Floriana is climbing the property ladder

    The colour green - Floriana is climbing the property ladder

    For years, Floriana has stood in the middle – but not in a good way. It’s on your way to somewhere else: a two-traffic-lights stop through St Anne Street on your way to Valletta; a roundabout way to go to Ħamrun; a detour to Sliema; and a...