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  • Panini stickers reach €1 billion mark

    Panini stickers reach €1 billion mark

    The makers of iconic Panini sticker albums revealed on Tuesday they have reached the €1 billion mark in 2018 thanks to the explosion in sales generated by the FIFA World Cup in Russia. "The Panini Group will achieve a turnover of about €1 billion...

  • Trump says US-China trade talks going 'very well'

    Trump says US-China trade talks going 'very well'

    US President Donald Trump boasted on Tuesday that US-China trade negotiations were going "very well" as officials held talks in Beijing that will spill into a third day. A member of the US delegation said the two sides would resume talks on...

  • Convention protecting workers rights and labour standards ratified

    Convention protecting workers rights and labour standards ratified

    Malta deposited in Geneva the instruments of ratification of two legal texts on labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a UN agency, which sets international labour measures and promotes social protection and work...

  • 'Unfairly detained': Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protests innocence

    'Unfairly detained': Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protests innocence

    Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had been "wrongly accused and unfairly detained" at a high-profile court hearing in Japan, his first appearance since his arrest in November rocked the business world. Entering the court handcuffed...

  • Understanding differing management styles in an investment portfolio

    Understanding differing management styles in an investment portfolio

    Those who are familiar with the investment world are inundated with information about investment products, primarily investments in bonds and/or equities, either directly or indirectly. But how familiar are we with the investment processes and...

  • World stocks retrench after sharp rebound

    European stocks slipped and US equities trod water yesterday as profit-taking eroded the previous session’s strong gains and investors viewed upcoming United States-China trade talks with a dose of scepticism. Earlier, Asian bourses rode high on...

  • Money market report for week ending January 4

    On December 31, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on January 2 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €8.21 billion, €1.36 billion lower than the bid...

  • Shipping movements - January 7, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Barbara Krahulik from Catania (SMS Shipping) today. The MSC Sonia from Barcelona to Salalah (John Ripard & Son Ltd) tomorrow. The Mayview Maersk from Wilhelmshaven to Singapore, the Maersk Kingston...

  • MSE Equity Price Index drops to near 3-week low

    MSE Equity Price Index drops to near 3-week low

    The MSE Equity Price Index opened the week in negative territory as it slipped by 0.84% to a near three-week low of 4,455.627 points mainly due to the declines in HSBC and IHI. On the other hand, MIA advanced on strong volumes whilst BOV, RS2 and...

  • EU trade negotiator heads to Washington for talks

    EU trade negotiator heads to Washington for talks

    The EU's top trade negotiator Cecilia Malmstrom was headed to Washington on Monday to meet United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to breathe life into an attempt to strike a trade deal. Lighthizer is also Trump's point...

  • US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

    US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

    US and Chinese negotiators on Monday held their first face-to-face talks since the world's two largest economies agreed to a truce aimed at resolving their trade dispute. The visiting delegation, led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey...

  • Apple’s CEO sends a warning signal

    Apple’s CEO sends a warning signal

    Apple’ CEO Tim Cook sent shivers down the market last week when he announced that China's economic slowdown is affecting the company’s sales. In my opinion, the warning came just at the right time. Today, the US and China meet to discuss tariffs,...

  • Words that defined 2018

    Words that defined 2018

    Lovers of language are drawing their list of words that have evolved their meaning in 2018 as politicians, business leaders and journalists used them to convey strong messages to their audiences. Powerful words and catchphrases attract the...

  • Launch of online platform for Trusts Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register

    Throughout 2017 and 2018 one of the most discussed European Union directives was Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 20, 2015, on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money...

  • Learning for life

    Learning for life

    Learning theories contend that when an individual acquires a particu­lar skill, it is reflected in a change in beha­viour. Scholars also argue that every individual experience offers a context of learning and that learning in education and...

  • US economy risks overheating

    US economy risks overheating

    The current economic cycle is the second longest on record at 113 days and is set to become the longest in the third quarter of 2019. The new trend of longer and gradual growth seems to have replaced the quick and strong turnarounds seen in the...

  • EY’s survey finds digital skills shortage in Europe poses risks for future growth

    EY’s survey finds digital skills shortage in Europe poses risks for future growth

    Skill shortages in Europe are damaging the growth prospects of companies and the continent’s economy, according to ‘Building a Better Working Europe’, a new survey released as part of the EY Attractiveness Survey series. The most alarming talent...

  • PG gains five per cent in first week of trading

    PG gains five per cent in first week of trading

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index kicked off the new year with a loss of 0.47 per cent, closing the week at 8,956.752 points. Over the two-day week, 12 equities were active, two of which posted gains while three dragged the index lower. A turnover...

  • A look back at 2018

    The year 2018 was a positive year for local equities, as the MSE Equity Total Return Index advanced by 3.81 per cent to close at 8,999.034 points. A total of 12 equities closed the year in positive territory, in contrast with 11 equities which...

  • Giving young children a voice

    Giving young children a voice

    ‘The Child in Early Childhood Education’ was the topic under focus in a recent half-day seminar organised by the Lisa Maria Foundation. Within the local context, many/most of our young children are spending time in childcare and kindergarten...