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  • New appointments at Fenech & Fenech

    Adrian Attard has been made a new Partner with Fenech and Fenech Advocates, the oldest and one of the leading law firms in Malta, providing value-driven, tailored legal services across all practice areas. Dr Attard joined Fenech and Fenech...

  • R&D in Malta remains third lowest in EU

    R&D in Malta remains third lowest in EU

    Research and Development spending in Malta remained the third lowest in the EU in 2017, one of only eight member states registering a percentage below 1 per cent of GDP. In 2017, the highest R&D intensities were recorded in Sweden (3.33%) and...

  • Need for stability in China

    Need for stability in China

    China is one of the key market drivers; it is a known fact that what happens in China affects the whole market, and its impact on global economic trade has skyrocketed over the past decade. However, China still has a range of economic issues to...

  • Tonio Fenech joins TIMAN Investment board

    Tonio Fenech joins TIMAN Investment board

    Former Finance Minister Tonio Fenech has joined the management board of TIMAN Investment Holdings, a subsidiary of the Malta-based high-end real estate player Von der Heyden Group. The new appointment is one of two which the board made at the turn...

  • The 2018 equity market review – Part II

    The 2018 equity market review – Part II

    In last week’s article I reviewed the main developments that contributed to the positive share price performance of the top four gainers on the MSE. However, due to space limitations, it was not possible to highlight the other notable developments...

  • Dress down for charity

    Dress down for charity

    Thomas Smith staff presented €2,000 to the Theuma family, victims of a fire that enveloped their home in Luqa in December 2018. Funds were raised throughout last year in return for wearing casual attire to work. Every Friday is a dress down day at...

  • Shireburn becomes shareholder in UP Performance Coaching

    Shireburn has announced that it is investing in UP Ltd, a leading business coaching and executive development company led by business strategist and executive coach, Nathan Farrugia, to accelerate UP’s growth locally and internationally. Following...

  • Markets enjoy rally as China-US trade hopes rise

    Global markets rallied yesterday on renewed optimism over talks on the China-US trade war, while oil prices were energised by fading supply and demand concerns. Europe’s major stock markets followed Asian exchanges higher, with Frankfurt, Paris...

  • Shipping movements - January 10, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Contship Sun from Tripoli to Catania (CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Mayssan to Genoa (Bianchi & Co Ltd), the Maersk Laberinto from Malaga to Genoa (Thomas Smith & Co Ltd) and the Barbara Krahulik...

  • Sparkasse Bank Malta gets Ireland licence

    Sparkasse Bank Malta gets Ireland licence

    Sliema-based Sparkasse Bank Malta has been granted a licence to operate in Ireland, CEO Paul Mifsud confirmed. The Central Bank of Ireland gave Sparkasse a depositary licence just before Christmas. Mr Mifsud said that starting 2019 with a new...

  • Airport issues design call for SkyParks 2

    Airport issues design call for SkyParks 2

    Malta International Airport is inviting bidders to submit an initial design concept for a second SkyParks business centre. In a statement issued on Wednesday, MIA said that the design concept for the building, being called SkyParks 2, would have...

  • Spanish unions call off Ryanair strike after deal

    Spanish unions call off Ryanair strike after deal

    Unions representing 1,800 Ryanair cabin crew in Spain said Wednesday they had called off a strike planned for later this week after reaching a deal with the airline following months of fraught negotiations. The Sitcpla and USO unions said in a...

  • Trade deficit widens by €40m in November

    Trade deficit widens by €40m in November

    Provisional data for international trade show that a trade deficit of €191.7 million was registered in November 2018, compared to a deficit of €150.9 million a year earlier. This brings the trade deficit for the first 11 months of the year to...

  • Brexit: MPs are trying to block no deal by amending the finance bill

    Brexit: MPs are trying to block no deal by amending the finance bill

    As I suggested might happen in a previous article, MPs in the UK have put down amendments to the government’s finance bill to influence Brexit policy. Amendment 7, proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper with Nicky Morgan, Hilary Benn and Oliver...

  • Is it time to start preparing for the reoccurrence of a recession?

    Is it time to start preparing for the reoccurrence of a recession?

    An economic recovery is regarded to be healthy if it is not clear what will cause the next recession. By definition, a recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified...

  • Pollution prevention and response

    Pollution prevention and response

    Shipping and port operations are essential nodes of the transport chain. In the case of Malta, being an island State, our ports are vital for our connectivity with the rest of the world for the importation of commodities, consumer goods and fuels...

  • Payment gateway and merchant acquiring solutions called upon by cryptocurrency exchange

    Secure Trading Group has announced it has been sought out by cryptocurrency exchange Bit4.Sale to provide payment solutions that will ensure a seamless checkout experience for customers using 3D Secure technology. Bit4.Sale uses sophisticated...

  • Cisk partners with Taxify in campaign

    Cisk partners with Taxify in campaign

    As an extension of the successful summer BeerWatch campaign, Cisk partnered with Taxify during the Christmas season to encourage responsible behaviour and promote safe celebrations. The awareness campaign focused on a message of don’t drink and...

  • Solid results

    Solid results

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, delivered another year of trendsetting product and service initiatives across its fleet and network to make flying better for its customers. In the last 12 months, Emirates carried over 59...

  • Stock markets rise on trade talks

    Stock markets rose yesterday as traders welcomed signs of a pause in US interest rate hikes, with sentiment also helped by growing optimism over Washington's trade talks with China. European equities closed solidly firmer, but off earlier highs,...