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  • EU Commission Vice-President to meet Maltese businesses

    EU Commission Vice-President to meet Maltese businesses

    European Commissioner Vice-President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen will join MEP Roberta Metsola in addressing a Business Breakfast she is organising for Maltese and Gozitan business leaders,...

  • Similar trademarks? - Mariosa Vella Cardona

    Similar trademarks? - Mariosa Vella Cardona

    There are several criteria that must be taken into consideration before a trademark is refused regis­tration due to similarity with a previously registered mark, the General Court has recently asserted. These include the visual, phonetic and...

  • Vermantia launches Maltco’s bespoke horse racing channel

    Vermantia, leader in omni-channel content solutions, has launched its live horse racing channel in Malta with Maltco Lotteries – the largest retail network in the country. The bespoke channel, which extends Vermantia’s successful partnership with...

  • Money market report for week ending February 22

    ECB monetary operations On February 18, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on February 19, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €5.93 billion,...

  • Secure Trading Group chosen by hospitality group for payment gateway services

    Secure Trading Group has announced a major new European hospitality client, theKeyCollections, which brings together a unique set of hotels, apartments and guesthouses in Dublin, London and Carrick-on-Shannon.  The hospitality group will benefit...

  • World stocks rally as Trump delays China tariffs

    Global stocks rebounded yesterday after US President Donald Trump said he would delay a hike in tariffs on Chinese goods, citing “substantial progress” in trade talks and fuelling hopes of an end to the long-running stand-off. Most key European...

  • When might is not right

    When might is not right

    Imagine waking up one morning to find that someone has taken over an item you so dearly possess without you having ever given him permission to do so. What legal civil action lies at your disposal and what can you do to regain possession of said...

  • Why big businesses move their headquarters: tax, talent and trepidation

    Why big businesses move their headquarters: tax, talent and trepidation

    Ever since the EU referendum of 2016, well-known companies have announced decisions to relocate outside of the UK. Electronic giant Panasonic has gone to Amsterdam, where Sony will soon follow. Ferry company P&O will shift registration of its...

  • UK and US strike post-Brexit financial trades deal

    UK and US strike post-Brexit financial trades deal

    Britain and the United agreed Monday to maintain how multi-trillion dollar financial transactions are carried out between the two countries after Brexit, aiming to avoid market uncertainty when the UK leaves the EU. "Market participants can be...

  • Danone: a share that should not go unnoticed

    Danone: a share that should not go unnoticed

    We believe shares in Danone are attractively priced and investors should have an allocation to the stock in a well-diversified portfolio. We are confident that management will continue to deliver higher profits, which should be supported by an...

  • Airlines are going bust in droves, so why do so many people try to launch them?

    Airlines are going bust in droves, so why do so many people try to launch them?

    Yet another airline has collapsed – this time British operation Flybmi, costing almost 400 jobs as hundreds of flights were cancelled at short notice. It is the latest in a string of recent European airline failures, including Air Berlin,...

  • China's telecom dominance a security challenge: UK's GCHQ

    China's telecom dominance a security challenge: UK's GCHQ

    China's global dominance in telecommunications networks could pose security threats for decades, Britain's cybersecurity chief warned in a speech in Singapore on Monday. As countries move to roll out ultra-fast fifth-generation - 5G - mobile...

  • Lawyers call on PM to remove industrial tribunal chair

    Lawyers call on PM to remove industrial tribunal chair

    A lawyers’ association has formally asked for Richard Matrenza to be removed as an industrial tribunal chair, describing his actions as “unorthodox and unbecoming”. Sources close to the Employment Relations Board told the Times of Malta that the...

  • Trump to delay China tariff hike after trade talks 'progress'

    Trump to delay China tariff hike after trade talks 'progress'

    US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would delay a planned tariff increase on Chinese exports after both sides hailed "substantial progress" in trade talks, raising the prospect of a summit with President Xi Jinping to seal the deal. Trump...

  • Dismantling the poverty trap - John Cassar White

    Dismantling the poverty trap - John Cassar White

    Most sociologists, some economists and a few politicians fret about the consequences on society of the increasing number of families caught in the poverty trap. The poverty trap is a spiralling mechanism which forces people to remain poor.  The...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Genova from Genoa to Livorno (both Sullivan Maritime Ltd), the Nicola from Salerno to Misurata, the Atlantic Geneva from Algiers to Izmir...

  • Bargain auctions offer Istanbul consumers more bang for buck

    Bargain auctions offer Istanbul consumers more bang for buck

    "Going, going, gone!" resonate the enticing chants of auctioneers in the narrow streets of a trendy Istanbul neighbourhood, fascinating onlookers who are surprised, not so much by the fast pace of the bidding, but by the prices in such...

  • The smart protagonists of Industry 4.0

    The smart protagonists of Industry 4.0

    Artificial Intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion, it’s here right now – software that senses what we need, supply chains that ‘think’ in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. The essence of the AI...

  • Diamonds: investor’s best friend?

    One of the most memorable acts in cinematography is performed by Laurence Olivier in Schlesinger’s film Marathon Man. In the anonymous vaults of a New York safe deposit, Olivier as the Nazi villain bends over a suede pouch which he unfolds with...

  • ‘Banking is a business that is built on trust’

    ‘Banking is a business that is built on trust’

    HSBC Malta CEO Andrew Beane speaks to Anthony Manduca after the bank announced its reported profit before tax for 2018 had decreased by 23 per cent. Andrew Beane believes HSBC Malta’s latest financial results – which saw income and lending...