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  • Calamatta Cuschieri rewards clients with a 0.5 per cent loyalty bonus

    Calamatta Cuschieri rewards clients with a 0.5 per cent loyalty bonus

    Consolidating one’s investments with a financial services company is a clear testimony of trust and loyalty from the clients’ side, service excellence from the service provider as well as the overall strength of a brand. Calamatta Cuschieri is...

  • Malta Maritime Forum AGM

    The MMF has announced its upcoming AGM, to be held on November 15 at the Bank of Valletta Headquarters, Santa Venera. This year also brings the first board of directors to an end and therefore the paid-up members are invited to submit their...

  • Strategies of innovation

    Strategies of innovation

    The first of a series of talks organised by APS Bank took place at the PwC Hub in Qormi on October 18. The lecture, titled ‘Strategies of Innovation’, was presented by Peter McKiernan, professor of management at the University of Strathclyde and...

  • Stocks slide around the world

    Stock markets around the world fell yesterday on track for their longest weekly losing streak since 2013 while US Treasury prices rose along with demand for safer bets as better than expected US economic data did little to assuage anxiety over...

  • EU states close to a stricter backstop plan for bank bad loans

    EU states close to a stricter backstop plan for bank bad loans

    European Union states are close to a deal on rules for banks saddled with bad loans, according to diplomats and EU documents, with a plan that would give banks less time to build a backstop against new soured debt. Eurozone banks have yet to...

  • Financial markets and the recent disruptions

    Financial markets and the recent disruptions

    To date, 2018 can be marked as one of the most volatile years in history as the market disruptions experienced so far have been way above what market participants were expecting. Interest rate hikes in the US were one of the sole convictions among...

  • South Africa's Ramaphosa seeks investment to help struggling economy

    South Africa's Ramaphosa seeks investment to help struggling economy

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he was in "repair mode", opened an investment summit on Friday where he will seek billions of dollars of new spending pledges from foreign investors to haul the economy out of recession. The former...

  • Fiasco in a flash

    Fiasco in a flash

    You’re finishing off an important presentation or working on a school project. How many times have you Googled tirelessly and found the perfect image or photograph to bring your creation to life? Copy and pasting that photo or image onto your blog...

  • The economics of peace

    The economics of peace

    Last week, US President Donald Trump an­nounced that he was withdrawing from a nuclear arms control agreement (referred to as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty) with Russia, which was signed in 1987. Although this agreement had not...

  • BDO Malta to host first blockchain masterclass

    BDO Malta will be hosting its own masterclass at the highly-anticipated Malta Blockchain Summit for all those within the DLT space and for those who wish to learn more about the ways in which the firm is servicing the industry. The masterclass...

  • Basel AML Index places Malta ahead of neighbouring jurisdictions

    The seventh edition of the Basel AML Index issued by the International Centre for Asset Recovery, part of the Basel Institute on Governance, has placed Malta ahead of neighbouring European finance jurisdictions on the risk of money laundering and...

  • Wall Street looks to break six-day slump

    European and US markets attempted a rebound yesterday after Wall Street’s worst day since 2011 and heavy losses in Asia gave global stocks another boot towards their worst month since the financial crisis. It was far from plain sailing. Germany's...

  • BOV shares dominate trading activity

    The MSE Equity Price Index added to Wednesday's gains as it advanced by a further 0.14 per cent to 4,499.303 points. The uplift reflects the increase in the share price of GO which outweighed the declines in three other shares while five equities...

  • Only half of businesses benefitting from strong economy

    Only half of businesses benefitting from strong economy

    A GRTU study among businesses has given mixed results with respondents split: half saying they are doing well but the other half saying they are not feeling the benefits of the strong economy. Out of those that are doing well, 30 per cent said...

  • ECB sticks to stimulus exit despite "bunch of uncertainties"

    ECB sticks to stimulus exit despite "bunch of uncertainties"

    The European Central Bank kept policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, staying on course to claw back unprecedented stimulus even as the growth outlook continues to darken and political turmoil in Italy looms large over the currency bloc. Having...

  • EU Budget and Brexit – Europe at a crossroads

    EU Budget and Brexit – Europe at a crossroads

    As negotiations on the next EU Budget are entering the final lap, Brussels is piling pressure on member states to reach some form of agreement in time for next May’s MEP elections. The Times of Malta was recently invited for a media seminar on the...

  • Turkey’s Central Bank stays on hold

    Turkey’s Central Bank stays on hold

    Given the 625 basis point (bp) front-loaded hike in September, the ongoing strengthening of the lira due to Pastor Brunson's release and subsequent signals from the US on lifting some sanctions have all been firming optimism that the geopolitical...

  • More in depth data required to reveal true global footprint of fishing

    More in depth data required to reveal true global footprint of fishing

    There has been a lot of debate recently on the extent of the global fishing footprint. A recent paper claimed that fishing affects 55 per cent of the world’s oceans. Given that many people in the developing world rely on fish as their main source...

  • Spain's unemployment rate falls to lowest level in almost 10 years

    Spain's unemployment rate falls to lowest level in almost 10 years

    Spain's unemployment rate fell to 14.6 per cent in the third quarter, official data showed on Thursday, its lowest level since the last quarter of 2008, after a busy tourist season boosted employment in services. That beat a forecast from...

  • Commercial property companies

    Commercial property companies

    In the early years of the Malta Stock Exchange, most equity issuers listed on the regulated main market were banks and other financial services companies. As the government’s privatisation programme progressed, companies from other industries (e.g.