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  • Nestlé to increase women in senior executive positions

    Nestlé to increase women in senior executive positions

    Nestlé laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company. Nestlé has made progress in recent years...

  • Markets plunge after disappointing US, China and ECB figures

    World stock markets tanked yesterday as disappointing US job figures and the European Central Bank’s decision to slash its growth and inflation forecasts fuelled pessimism over the global outlook. The US government reported that job creation...

  • Japan has the biggest Central Bank Bubble

    Japan has the biggest Central Bank Bubble

    Japan's economy was a huge success story in the past, and today the country is wealthy, healthy, and the aging population continues to reap the benefits of such hard work and prosperity. However, in recent decades economic growth has been...

  • International Women’s Day celebrated at APS Bank 

    The International Women’s Day commemorates the achievements done by women over time and is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. It has become customary to commemorate the day with flowers given to women honouring their accomplishments.

  • Reforming the EU - Lawrence Zammit

    Reforming the EU - Lawrence Zammit

    In a letter that Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, sent to newspapers in Europe, he put forward a range of proposals as part of a roadmap of European renewal. He claims that Europe has never been in so much danger and yet never has it been...

  • Zero interest and no fees with eco loan

    Zero interest and no fees with eco loan

    Bank of Valletta has extended its Eco Loan Special Scheme until the end of December 2019.  The BOV Eco Loan Special Scheme provides an affordable solution designed to assist customers finance the purchase of photovoltaic equipment and solar water...

  • Gaming licensees have till end of month to comply with responsible gaming guidelines

    Gaming licensees have till end of month to comply with responsible gaming guidelines

    According to the Player Protection Directive issued by the Malta Gaming Authority, “licensees shall employ measures to detect, and identify problem gambling, using analytical tools and, or behaviour monitoring systems, with pre-designed or...

  • Euro falls to four-month low as ECB cuts growth forecast

    The euro yesterday fell to its lowest level since mid-November after the European Central Bank slashed its 2019 eurozone growth and inflation forecasts, citing “uncertainties” around geopolitical risks and trade rows for the slowdown. The euro...

  • ECB to keep rates unchanged until 2020

    ECB to keep rates unchanged until 2020

    European Central Bank policymakers on Thursday responded boldly to fears of a eurozone slowdown by announcing that interest rates would stay unchanged for the rest of the year and launching a fresh round of super-cheap loans to banks. The...

  • Global crude oil influencers

    Crude Oil is one of the world’s most demanded commodity because of its versatility in terms of products. The six most influential countries of the said commodity include the U., Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, China and Venezuela. United...

  • HSBC’s final dividend hit by new ECB rules

    HSBC’s final dividend hit by new ECB rules

    HSBC Bank Malta plc kicked-off the annual financial reporting season on February 19 and given the decision by HSBC Malta to re-introduce the publication of Interim Directors’ Statements in November 2017, the headline figures should not have...

  • Secure Trading and acquiring.com chosen for integrated gateway, acquiring services

    Secure Trading and its merchant acquiring arm acquiring.com has been taken on by online horse racing tips powerhouse freeracingtips.co.uk to provide payment gateway and merchant services for online memberships. With a community of over 79,000...

  • Survey to measure Malta’s investment appetite

    Local crowdfunding platform Zaar has launched a new survey that aims to measure the investment appetite of the Maltese community. It is hoped that the short online survey, which is a joint initiative between Zaar Crowdfunding and Grant Thornton,...

  • European markets bobble around

    European stocks bounced around yesterday while New York got off to a slower start following news that the US trade deficit hit a 10-year high in 2018. The markets were once again warily watching the US-China trade situation, dealers said. European...

  • Shipping movements - March 7, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Aristote from Dekheila to Algiers, the Nicola from Misurata to Catania, the CMA CGM Cassiopeia from Genoa to Beirut, the Okee August from Ambarli to Koper (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the...

  • Lombard Bank profit grows by 55.3% to €13.77m

    Lombard Bank profit grows by 55.3% to €13.77m

    Lombard Bank group has reported a pre-tax profit of €13.77 million in 2018, an increase of 55.3% over the previous year.  Profit attributable to equity holders of the bank was €8.45 million, or 64.7%above that in the previous year. The bank cost...

  • Rebalancing an investment portfolio

    Rebalancing an investment portfolio

    Portfolio rebalancing refers to the process through which investors periodically reset and realign the weightings of a portfolio comprising of a mix of stocks and bonds, with the main aim to maintain the original desired asset allocation...

  • Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    The Saint John Paul II, delivered to Virtu Ferries on February 6, 2019 by shipbuilders Incat Tasmania, has been selected for the prestigious notation ‘Significant Ship 2018’, by the highly respected Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA). The...

  • Intermediaries visit Mapfre in Madrid

    Intermediaries visit Mapfre in Madrid

    A group of 13 intermediaries of Mapfre MSV Life have just returned from a visit to Mapfre in Madrid, Spain. The group included representatives from Bank of Valletta’s and APS Bank’s top performing bancassurance branches as well as representatives...

  • Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    Saint John Paul II a ‘significant ship’ – Royal Institute of Naval Architects

    The Saint John Paul II, delivered to Virtù Ferries on February 6 by shipbuilders Incat Tasmania, has been selected for the prestigious notation ‘Significant Ship 2018’, by the highly respected Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA). The...