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  • Leadership recognition for Malta in crypto regulation

    Leadership recognition for Malta  in crypto regulation

    Malta has been recognised as being the leader in crypto regulation by international bitcoin publication CoinDesk, a leading online news site specialising in DLT and digital currencies. In the most recent quarterly sentiment survey, Malta was...

  • Trading volumes reach two-week high

      The MSE Equity Price Index slipped by 0.64% to 4,288.347 points as several equities ended the day in negative territory whilst only MPC and Plaza trended higher. Trading volumes continued to increase to reach a two-week high of €0.59 million,...

  • Using data in a smart way

    Using data in a smart way

    Data is everywhere. In fact, the amount of global data is growing at an exponential rate. The International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that by 2025, the global datasphere will grow to 163 zettabytes (that is a trillion gigabytes); over 10...

  • Ryanair gets another union on board as Italian pilots back deal

    Ryanair gets another union on board as Italian pilots back deal

    Italian pilots union ANPAC said on Tuesday a majority of its pilots had approved a collective labour agreement (CLA) with Ryanair in the airline's latest breakthrough in efforts to quell staff protests around Europe. The Irish airline, Europe's...

  • Jackson Hole keeps markets looming

    Jackson Hole keeps markets looming

    August has been an uncharacteristically eventful month this year as fears surrounding imminent budgetary concerns in Italy and weakness in a handful of Italian banks, coupled with the crisis in Turkey, have resulted in a marked increase in risk...

  • World stock index at highest in over five months on trade deal

    An index of major world stock markets rose to its highest level in more than five months yesterday after the United States and Mexico struck an agreement that lowers trade tensions. MSCI’s gauge of stocks in 47 countries across the globe climbed...

  • Money market report for the week ending August 24

    On August 20, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on August 21 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €2.79 billion, €0.05 billion higher than the...

  • BOV and IHI lift the MSE equity price index

    BOV and IHI lift the MSE equity price index

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in positive territory as it climbed to a two-week high of 4,315.947 points, driven by the gains in BOV and IHI which in aggregate outweighed the declines in several other equities. Meanwhile, four other...

  • EU trade truce with Trump lifts German business morale

    EU trade truce with Trump lifts German business morale

    German business morale improved for the first time this year in August as a trade truce between the European Union and United States made company executives less concerned about a transatlantic trade war. The Ifo economic institute said on Monday...

  • Turkish lira slides 3% as markets reopen, eyes on US stand-off

    Turkish lira slides 3% as markets reopen, eyes on US stand-off

    The Turkish lira weakened 3 per cent against the dollar on Monday after a week-long holiday, hit by persisting concern about a diplomatic rift with Washington over a detained US pastor. The slide as local trading resumed left the lira down 38 per...

  • China says agrees with UK to discuss 'top notch' free trade deal

    China says agrees with UK to discuss 'top notch' free trade deal

    China and Britain have agreed to look at the possibility of reaching a "top notch" free trade agreement after Britain leaves the European Union, China's Commerce Ministry said after talks with British trade minister Liam Fox. Britain has pushed a...

  • The silver surfers

    The silver surfers

    The retail industry is undergoing a rapid revolution. Only a decade or so ago one could buy tools and hardware, book a holiday from a travel agent, buy fresh fish, order white goods and a TV set, and get measured for a handmade suit in Valletta.

  • Mexico, US closing in on NAFTA deal, talks to resume Monday

    Mexico, US closing in on NAFTA deal, talks to resume Monday

    US and Mexican trade negotiators are close to squaring away bilateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and will resume talks on Monday morning, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday. Earlier,...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Ludwig Schulte from Aliaga to Annaba (CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MSC Livorno from Barcelona to Salalah (John Ripard & Son Ltd) and  the Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The CMA...

  • What works best – investing in sectors or countries?

    What works best – investing in sectors or countries?

    A diversified portfolio across regions and sectors can offer healthy returns at a lower risk, partly because the negative performance of some constituents can be offset by the positive contribution of the best performers. One way in which...

  • Earn your stripes

    Earn your stripes

    “Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Joni Mitchell, arch-priestess of the hippy movement, might have been singing about the environment but, somewhat ironically, her words ring true for capitalism, and...

  • Erdogan’s Turkey: The Great Seizure of Malta?

    Erdogan’s Turkey:  The Great Seizure of Malta?

    It is part of our DNA to look at Turkey without much commiseration when we see her in trouble. The Great Siege of 1565 is an integral part of Malta’s self-understanding as a nation. As a Catholic country we are troubled to see Turkey’s Christians...

  • Promise of sale problems (part 2) - Daniel Buttigieg

    Promise of sale problems (part 2) - Daniel Buttigieg

    A promise of sale agreement is not valid for eternity. In each promise of sale, the parties agree to a specific time-frame within which the parties are obliged to appear on the final deed of sale. This time-frame can start from the date of signing...

  • Total Return Index marginally up

    Total Return Index marginally up

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index partially erased the previous week’s 0.487 per cent loss, having recouped by 0.079 per cent, to close at 8,570.088 points. Activity was spread across 20 equities, of which gainers and losers tallied at five.

  • Eurozone private sector continued to expand in August

    Flash data from data provider IHS Markit showed that the eurozone’s private sector continued to grow during August, although the rate of growth remained one of the weakest seen over the past year-and-a-half. The composite purchasing managers’...