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  • ‘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...

  • European Central Bank maintains status quo

    In its monetary policy meeting held last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged, as expected. The ECB also stayed on course to end its bond-buying programme by the end of this year and hinted that it...

  • 10-storey CryptoTower to open ‘by end 2019’

    10-storey CryptoTower to open ‘by end 2019’

    ‘Cryptocurrency’, ‘blockchain’ and ‘coworking’ are the latest buzzwords to hit our shores. While the first two exist in digital space, coworking is very much a human undertaking; as the word implies, it’s about people working together or, at...

  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Fahrenheit Freight Forwarders Co., operational since 1995, has acquired a well-established name for itself. One of Malta’s main operators of road haulage, managing its own fleet of trucks and trailers for mainland Europe, the Fahrenheit brand has...

  • HSBC Fusion service now open to more small business customers

    HSBC Fusion service now open to more small business customers

    In 2017, HSBC Malta launched HSBC Fusion, a new service focused on supporting small business customers to succeed and making their day-to-day banking easier. Following the success of the service, Fusion is now being extended to small business...

  • Company briefs - October 28, 2018

    Ecovis Malta, which specialises in tax advisory, accountancy and auditing, recently launched a range of legal services which have significantly enhanced the business advisory role of the firm. Managing director Anthony Vella explained that the...

  • Storage Systems relocates to new hub

    Storage Systems relocates to  new hub

    Storage Systems moved into new dedicated facilities in Kordin Industrial Estate, bringing all the company’s services under one roof. The new hub incorporates the racking and storage department, material handling, forklifts and warehouse equipment,...

  • New SsangYong kit for Fgura football team

    New SsangYong kit for Fgura football team

    The Ssangyong logo will be printed on the official gear and nursery kits of the Fgura United football club after the two entities confirmed a sponsorship initiative. Employees of Famalco Group accompanied Fgura United representatives to the...

  • Vassallo Group helps out Dar tal-Kleru as part of CSR initative

    Vassallo Group helps out Dar tal-Kleru as part of CSR initative

    Despite the adverse weather conditions, a good number of employees from companies within Vassallo Group participated in the yearly traditional CSR event which was held at Dar tal Kleru earlier this month, a retirement and care home for...

  • Microsoft Azure powers an AI privacy service by EBO

    Microsoft Azure powers an AI privacy service by EBO

    Microsoft is active in the field of artificial intelligence through Azure Cognitive Services, a focal industry service and development. EBO is a Maltese company focusing on solutions in the AI space. It helps large European enterprises augment...

  • John Ripard: a force to be reckoned with

    John Ripard: a force to be reckoned with

    Award-winning sportsman John Ripard is a force to be reckoned with. Taking the Ripard Group, which was founded in 1901, to the next level by marrying it with his passion for the sea, it is for his success at all things aquatic that John Ripard...

  • Brave innovation

    Korea vaunts leading global brands such as Samsung; is highly developed and innovative; and is investing heavily in artificial intelligence. Do these elements create the right context for blockchain to flourish? Korea has seen important internet...

  • The gateway between Silicon Valley and Malta

    The gateway between Silicon Valley and Malta

    Tugce Ergul is used to making difficult journeys. A Turkish-American citizen, she grew up in Istanbul then moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. After graduating, she worked as an investment banker at Rothschild and built a career as a venture...

  • Transaction monitoring a key component of AML compliance

    Nowadays, it has become mandatory for compliance teams to think about regulation in a holistic way, and to find improved methods of managing the vast amount of transactional data being collected each day. Organisations must comply with Anti-Money...

  • Disclaimer - October 28, 2018

    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...