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  • Singapore to return $11m in 1MDB-linked funds to Malaysia

    Singapore to return $11m in 1MDB-linked funds to Malaysia

    A Singapore court ordered the return to Malaysia of about S$15.3 million ($11.1 million), just a small portion of total seized in the city state as part of a probe into transactions linked to scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, lawyers for the fund and...

  • Vinci: reasons to hold the stock in a portfolio

    Vinci: reasons to hold the stock in a portfolio

    Vinci is a leading player in concessions and construction, employing more than 194,000 people in around 100 countries. It operates through its two core businesses, namely concessions and contracting. Divisions within concessions include Vinci...

  • Apple supplier shares slide after Trump tells tech giant to make products in US

    Apple supplier shares slide after Trump tells tech giant to make products in US

    Shares of Apple Inc suppliers fell across Asia on Monday after US President Donald Trump tweeted that the tech giant should make products in the United States if it wanted to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. Trump's comment came after Apple told...

  • Financial crisis, 10 years on

    Financial crisis, 10 years on

    This September marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers as a massive bubble in the sub-prime mortgage market burst. Many analysts and ordinary citizens are asking whether any lessons have been learnt. The...

  • Japan PM Abe: will proceed with sales tax hike as planned

    Japan PM Abe: will proceed with sales tax hike as planned

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he would proceed with a planned sales tax hike in October 2019 and carry out fiscal reform, while taking steps to cushion the economic impact of the higher levy. "We will carry out fiscal...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Fiona from Aliaga to Annaba and the CMA CGM Amber from Algiers (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Olympia from Catania to Catania and the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genova to Catania (both...

  • European football turns a profit for the first time on record

    European football turns a profit for the first time on record

    European football's top-division clubs made a profit for the first time on record in 2017 as their collective revenue surpassed €20 billion, UEFA research showed. European soccer's governing body attributed the success to its Financial Fair Play...

  • Smart contracts: a new model for the insurance industry

    Investment in blockchain-based technologies in the insurance industry has mostly concentrated on enhancing processes like record-keeping, managing claims and other administrative procedures. However, interest in the potential of blockchain...

  • ‘Loyalty is a significant business opportunity’

    ‘Loyalty is a significant business opportunity’

    Paul Dragan, general manager of Premier Restaurants Malta, and Victor Tedesco, managing director of Premier Capital, the Developmental Licencee for McDonald’s in Malta, Greece, Romania and the Baltic States, speak to Anthony Manduca about the...

  • 84% of executives report blockchain initiatives – PwC

    84% of executives report blockchain initiatives – PwC

    A new global research study from PwC found that 84 per cent of execu­tives reported that block­chain initiatives were under way. The study, entitled ‘Blockchain is here. What’s your next move?’ surveyed 600 executives in 15 countries on their...

  • Birds, bees and 9.6bn humans

    When on June 7 – after two years of regulatory scrutiny – the acquisition of US agribusiness Monsanto by the healthcare behemoth Bayer was finalised, it was a remarkable moment for Germany’s corporate history. What attracted attention was not only...

  • Living with MiFID II, 8 months on

    Europe’s trading land­­scape has been signifi­cantly changed following the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II. Eight months into its introduction, MiFID II is still in its infancy but this is an appropriate...

  • MIA shares reach an all-time high

    MIA shares reach an all-time high

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index closed every day last week in positive territory, ending the week 1.648 per cent higher at 8,653.735 points – fully erasing the previous week’s 0.178 per cent loss. Activity was spread across 17 equities, of which...

  • US factory activity surges to a 14-year high in August

    According to the latest report of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on activity in US factories, manufacturing surged in August, boosted by a rise in new orders but amid concerns over rising raw material costs as a result of import...

  • Can GDPR block blockchain?

    Can GDPR block blockchain?

    Left to their own devices, organisations, both private and public, hoard personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a unified privacy regulation that introduced more privacy rights to data subjects by introducing new...

  • Lambretta scooter full range in Malta

    Lambretta scooter full range in Malta

    MG Wheels has taken delivery of the first consignment of Lambretta scooters. The full colour range is on display at their Guardamangia showroom, where one can view the V125 Special and V200 Special models. The V125 Special is available at €3,399,...

  • EC wins 2018 ST Star Award for best chain school 

    EC wins 2018 ST Star Award for best chain school 

    EC English Language Centres has once again won the coveted ST Star Chain School Award, one of the most sought-after accolades in the study/travel industry. This is the third year in a row that EC has taken the prize, and the school’s fourth win of...

  • Innovative ideas to support sustainable mobility

    Do you have a good idea about how to move towards sustainable mobility in Malta? Today, Malta faces great challenges in the form of threats to environmental and public health, a discriminatory transport system biased towards the car, traffic...

  • Knowing your people is a strength

    Knowing your people is a strength

    Equipment and space are investments that can be owned by anyone. But attracting, training and retaining the best people is a culture, says Franco Azzopardi, chairman and CEO of Express Trailers. The Express Trailers Training Academy was set up...

  • Famalco accelerating forward

    Since Famalco Group’s inception back in 1994, it has always steered its brands towards market penetration and success. Almost 25 years later, Famalco is still pursuing excellence, picking up new brands and dropping them off on one’s...