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  • Apple – a stock investors are proud of

    Apple – a stock investors are proud of

    Despite Apple having beaten market estimates (both top and bottom line) when management reported Q4 results (year ending September), shares in Apple were weaker on the news for three main reasons:1. Missing shipment estimates on iPhones;2.

  • Building operational resilience

    Building operational resilience

    Following the financial crisis of 10 years ago, regulators ratcheted up their instructions to financial services operators to build financial resilience. They defined exact capital adequacy requirements and introduced new metrics to measure...

  • Good cause

    Good cause

    The National Statistics Office recently marked Pink October by asking staff members to wear something pink and also make a contribution towards this cause. The money collected will now be donated to a charitable institution. In a separate...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The MV Euroferry Egnazia from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurocargo Malta from Livorno to Genoa (both Sullivan Maritime Ltd), the BF Nilou from Sfax to Sousse, the Karina from Skikda to Bejaia (both CMA...

  • Artificial intelligence, sandboxing and certification in Malta

    Barely hours after the new legislative framework comprising three Acts – the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFAA), the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act (MDIAA) and the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act (ITASA) – came into...

  • Facts are a good investment

    It is fiendishly difficult to ascertain if an event took place or not. Our perception of the truth is moulded by what we want to see or chose not to see, and it is formed by the intention of others – politicians vying for power and autocrats...

  • Index minimally up on low turnover

    Index minimally up on low turnover

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to build on the previous week’s recovery, as it posted a minimal gain of 0.053 per cent to close at 8,930.851 points. An unimpressive turnover of €0.8 million was generated, down from the previous week’s...

  • German economy shrinks for the first time since 2015

    Germany’s economy has gone into reverse, adding another worry to European stability, as Italy escalated its budget dispute with the European Union. Europe’s largest economy unexpectedly shrank by 0.2 per cent in the three months through September...

  • McDonald’s licencee Premier Capital holds major investment event in Greece

    Premier Capital plc, the Maltese-owned developmental licencee for McDonald’s in six European markets, flew all its team leaders to Greece for the second consecutive year to host its Communication Day. This major investment event, now held twice...

  • Security Token Offerings: capital markets meets tokenomics

    While 2017 may be remembered as the ‘Year of the ICO’, the crypto-community is upbeat about the prospect of 2019 emerging as the ‘Year of the STO’. A ‘Security Token Offering’ (STO) marks the intersect between traditional capital markets and...

  • Maltese AI company expands to UK

    Maltese AI company expands to UK

    Within six months from the kick-off of its activities in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector, EBO has now opened its doors in the UK and is rapidly scaling up its operations in this territory and other European capitals. As this conceptual...

  • Company briefs - November 18, 2018

    The Malta Business Bureau in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta will be hosting a business seminar on the way the Single Market is evolving, and about our aspirations in its regard. This is particularly significant...

  • 59.8% believe local real estate market is stronger in 2018

    59.8% believe local real estate market is stronger in 2018

    A recent in-depth independent survey conducted by Esprimi and commissioned by Remax Malta has found that 59.8 per cent of respondents believe the local real estate market is stronger in 2018 than it was in 2017. Beyond that, the survey also found...

  • PhD in mental health nursing

    Sally Axiak, currently a lecturer within the Institute of Applied Sciences, Mcast, was awarded a PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK. Having obtained a BSc (First Class) in mental health nursing and an MSc in health services management with...

  • Fapi Motors at EICMA 2018

    Fapi Motors at EICMA 2018

    Fapi Motors has sent representatives Joanne Bartolo Chircop, Maryrose Baldacchino and Kieron Grima, together with Famalco Group’s co-founder and director Etienne Pierre Mallia, to the EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e Motociclo e...

  • RSM Malta supports Pink October

    RSM Malta supports Pink October

    RSM Malta celebrated Pink October by organising an information session on breast cancer and screening for its female staff, presented by a doctor from the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Health Ministry. The event was addressed by the chairwoman of...

  • Ray Bondin presides over world meeting of archaeologists

    Ray Bondin presides over world meeting of archaeologists

    The President of Malta’s National Commission to Unesco, Raymond Bondin, was asked to preside over the annual meeting of the world’s most important archaeologists’ meeting which met in Montalbano Elicona, Sicily, location of a very important...

  • Open weekend and big discounts

    Two of Famalco Group’s mobility industries are having an open weekend at their showroom in Attard. Fapi Motors, the local distributors of Harley-Davidson, Husqvarna and KTM, are offering a 30 per cent discount on all spare parts, accessories and...

  • Central Bank library at book fair

    Central Bank library at book fair

    For the first time, the library of the Central Bank of Malta participated in the National Book Festival held recently at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Participating in such a large-scale national event gives the Central Bank of Malta...

  • Dizz Group celebrates first day of trading at Malta Stock Exchange

    Dizz Group celebrates first day of trading at Malta Stock Exchange

    The Dizz Group has announced that the €7,500,000 Unsecured Bonds maturing in 2028 with an annual 5.35 per cent coupon guaranteed by D Shopping Malls Limited and issued in terms of a Company Admission Document has been fully subscribed. To...