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  • A crypto a day

    A crypto a day

    Despite the rapid development of cryptocurrencies, there is still the general perception that cryptos will only affect specific businesses. In reality, will the effects be felt within all sectors and by all manner of consumers? I believe that...

  • A community of users

    Our guiding principle is to never act as a one-man show but rather as a community of users, say Crown founder Jan Brody and communications lead Jose Herranz. The blockchain and cryptocurrency landscape is constantly shifting, with new platforms,...

  • Technology and law

    Technology and law

    A keen understanding of technology has been woven into the DNA of our law firm, says Steve Muscat Azzopardi, senior manager, corporate and fintech at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. For many, blockchain is the sole remit of the financial services sector.

  • Unicredit's deal to sell BOV shareholding falls through

    Unicredit's deal to sell BOV shareholding falls through

    A deal to sell 10% of Bank of Valletta to a professional investment company has fallen through, the bank told shareholders in a company announcement on Friday. Amalgamated Investments SICAV plc had entered into a preliminary agreement to buy...

  • Bringing blockchain to the real estate market

    Bringing blockchain to the real estate market

    Most people will at some point own or sell a property. It’s a key stage in life. Now imagine if the whole process was simplified and could be found on one, easy-to-use platform that provides all parties involved with access to all the information...

  • Lower risk, greater comfort

    Lower risk, greater comfort

    Malta’s aggressive efforts to become the renowned Blockchain Island appear to be paying off. With a stream of international block­chain-based companies choosing to invest in Malta, the island is clearly well on the way to achieving its goal of...

  • Delivering high quality strategic solutions

    Delivering high quality strategic solutions

    Since its inception in 2005, Avanzia Taxand has been the leading tax firm in Malta. Testament to this is the firm’s track record of providing award winning services to its client base. The world renowned International Tax Review (ITR) has honoured...

  • Blockchain needs to overcome barriers to be effective - Cassar White

    Blockchain needs to overcome barriers to be effective - Cassar White

    The business world is buzzing about the potential of blockchain to transform our lives. The political world is similarly singing the praises of the blockchain. Some zealous politicians believe that in a few years’ time public services like health...

  • 270 new members join the Malta Institute of Accountants

    270 new members join the Malta Institute of Accountants

    The Malta Institute of Accountants welcomed 270 new members bringing its total membership up to over 3,000. The new members were formally received into the institute after graduating in accountancy programmes. Six students accepted special...

  • US grants eight countries Iran sanctions waivers - Bloomberg

    The US government has agreed to let eight countries, including close allies South Korea and Japan, as well as India, keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on Tehran from next week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing a US...

  • Credit markets keep investors on edge

    Credit markets keep investors on edge

    If the first 10 months of the year is anything to go by, then the final straight of 2018 is expected to keep investors edgy as the trajectory of global assets seems as uncertain as they have been in recent years. The month of October mirrored...

  • 'We let blockchain do its magic'

    'We let blockchain do its magic'

    Our solution is built to be extremely simple and user-friendly, says Monetum founder Marco Lavanna. ‘Cryptocurrencies’ is the buzz-word du-jour and its take-up is significant. Yet there is still a lack of knowledge about it. What are operators...

  • The savings issue

    The savings issue

    Last Wednesday was World Savings Day. This was established in 1924 with the objective of promoting savings all over the world. In their efforts to promote thrift the savings banks also worked with the support of the schools, the clergy, as well as...

  • Merill SICAV plc €70m fund mark offer to investors

    In February 2016, Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Ltd (JMFA) launched the first of three funds within the Merill SICAV plc fund structure, with the aim to provide diversification across different asset classes and investments. A year later, two...

  • New economic advisory services director for Grant Thornton Malta

    Grant Thornton Malta has announced the appointment of Daniel Gravino as director for economic advisory services. Mr Gravino has joined the organisation in a newly created position within the transaction advisory services division as part of the...

  • Employer branding workshop to feature distinguished members in the field

    Employer branding workshop to feature distinguished members in the field

    Aiming to highlight the importance of boosting employer branding through design and insights, Anchovy has partnered up with Eden Cinemas and Times of Malta to host their first ever employer branding workshop. Participants will kick-start their day...

  • Marking October Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Marking October Breast  Cancer Awareness month

    Calamatta Cuschieri employees marked October Breast Cancer Awareness month with various activities spread throughout the whole month with the aim of raising funds for the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation Malta. The activities included...

  • Stock markets begin November stronger

    World equity markets began November with a broad rally yesterday after a brutal October, boosted by strong corporate earnings and signs that a trade war between economic giants, China and the US, could be contained. The MSCI All-Country World...

  • Malta in the making

    Malta in the making

    A first of its kind legal framework regulating cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technologies, consisting of three separate pieces of legislation, has finally come into effect. More than a year from the initial inception of the legal...

  • Massive utility

    Massive utility

    We’re democratising investment, products and services, so the many, and not just a few, can benefit from them, says BDXAlliance CEO Jamy Nigri. You are often described as the ‘Google of blockchain’. On what grounds does this comparison hold? We...