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  • Malta’s fastest growing mobile operator

    Malta’s fastest growing mobile operator

    Melita has a record number of subscribers which now stands at nearly 140,000 and has once again been confirmed as Malta’s fastest growing mobile operator. Latest official statistics by the Malta Communications Authority show that more than 21 per...

  • Stock markets mixed, oil prices lower

    Stock markets went their separate ways yesterday on US-China trade deal uncertainty, while oil prices retreated. After Asian equity markets jumped in an echo of strong worldwide gains on Tuesday, European indices were lower approaching the...

  • Farsons group turnover reaches all-time high

    Farsons group turnover reaches all-time high

    Simonds Farsons Cisk has registered an improved performance in its turnover as well as operational profitability across all its business segments. It maintained its growth trend with group turnover increasing by 5% over the previous year to reach...

  • MFSA warning on Pay Secure Online Ltd (PaySec)

    MFSA warning on Pay Secure Online Ltd (PaySec)

    The MFSA has issued a warning about Pay Secure Online Ltd (PaySec). It said the entity had an internet presence at https://www.paysec.com/ which is no longer online. The entity purports to be operating from a Maltese registered company – Pay...

  • Google bucks soaring smartphone prices with new Pixel handset

    Google bucks soaring smartphone prices with new Pixel handset

    Google bucked the soaring smartphone price trend Tuesday, unveiling a high-performance Pixel handset aimed at the middle of the market as part of a wide-ranging pitch to developers of its new hardware, software and privacy efforts. The Pixel 3a...

  • CC's latest coverage on Plaza Centres plc

    The equity research team at Calamatta Cuschieri recently issued a research analysis report on Plaza Centres plc (“PZC”), following the company’s publication of its financials for the year ended 31st December 2018. Plaza Centres plc owns and...

  • German economy returns to growth

    German economy returns to growth

    The German economy bounced back in the first quarter from a weak second half of 2018, official data showed Wednesday, with gross domestic product (GDP) adding 0.4 percent between January and March. Europe's powerhouse had only narrowly avoided a...

  • Lower interregional card fees - Mariosa Vella Cardona M’Jur

    Lower interregional card fees - Mariosa Vella Cardona M’Jur

    More incentives for retailers to lower their prices have been secured by the European Commission. Following the adoption in 2015 of the Interchange Fee Regulation, which capped interchange fees for cards issued and used in Europe, the European...

  • Supporting social innovation start-ups

    Supporting social innovation start-ups

    An app to support young people coping with mental health challenges, an initiative to support victims of domestic abuse get back into employment, a smart parking system designed in Catania but also applicable to Malta, and a restaurant staffed by...

  • Stock markets attempt rebound as trade war flares

    Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic staged a fightback yesterday, paring heavy losses sparked by a raging US-China trade war over the past week. World oil prices bobbed higher on concerns about tensions in the crude-rich Middle East,...

  • Fimbank holds 2019 annual general meeting

    Fimbank holds 2019 annual general meeting

    FIMBank plc recently held its annual general meeting at the Hilton. An overview of the key elements which led to the group’s results for 2018 was given to all shareholders present.  During his presentation to the shareholders, FIMBank group CEO...

  • Savings on flights from Malta to several destinations

    Qatar Airways have just launched a new special offer inspired by the colours of the world; “Choose the right colour for your holidays”. Passengers can book a flight from Malta on the newly-launched website for the Maltese market,...

  • Blockchain campus inaugurated in Gżira

    Blockchain campus inaugurated in Gżira

    A new 2,000 square metre campus in Gżira intended for blockchain companies was inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Monday evening. The Chiliz Blockchain Campus hosts a company of the same name which is developing a fan token platform in...

  • Building investment portfolios using Modern Portfolio Theory

    Investors with global portfolios of equities and bonds are generally aware that their asset allocation decisions, the proportions of funds they invest in the different asset classes, their regional exposures as well as the degree of currency...

  • WhatsApp security flaw allowed hackers to install spyware on phones

    WhatsApp security flaw allowed hackers to install spyware on phones

    A security flaw in WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, allowed sophisticated attackers to install spyware on phones, the company said Tuesday, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook. The vulnerability - first...

  • International employee assistance programmes available in Malta

    International employee assistance programmes available in Malta

    ICAS International, the global wellbeing division of UK and international health insurers AXA PPP Healthcare, has announced an exciting development for Malta in collaboration with locally-based Atlas Healthcare. Through the ICAS International...

  • FinanceMalta targets fintech events in London

    FinanceMalta targets fintech events in London

    Industry players from the financial services industry recently joined FinanceMalta officials to partici­pate in three top-tier fintech events in London. The London roadshow kicked off with the renowned fintech conference, the Global Blockchain...

  • US stocks plunge on China trade retaliation

    Wall Street stocks plunged yesterday, with losses on Nasdaq exceeding three per cent, after China announced it was ramping up tariffs on US goods, escalating the year-long trade dispute. About an hour into the trading session, the Dow Jones...

  • Money market report for the week ending May 10

    ECB monetary operations On May 6, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operations (MRO). The operation was conducted on May 7, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €5.39 billion, €0.35bn...

  • Design talk by architect and designer Claudio Silvestrin

    Design talk by architect and designer Claudio Silvestrin

    Architecture Alive is a series of stimulating design talks by world-renowned architects that is being hosted every two to three months in Malta. The pro­ject is hosted by local architectural and urban design firm Studjurban and the Planning...