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€1.50 THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2022 • ISSUE 159 WWW.BUSINESSTODAY.COM.MT PAGE 7 PAGE 3 PAGE 2 Malta has highest rate of digital piracy by youths in EU countries Mandatory female directors by 2026 Bitcoin: negative sentiment but a sign of hope? STAR PERFORMER MSE FTSE 100 EUR EXCHANGE RATES Trading Date: 8 June 2022 Number of Trades: 66 Turnover: €1,247,396.27 MSE TRX Index: 7,780.828 (Change: -0.712%) Name 3.8% HLF 2029 MT0001891218 - Currency € Last Traded 8 June, 2022 Price 99.400 Change +1.730 US Dollar 1.0738 British Pound: 0.85585 Japanese Yen: 143.76 Australian Dollar: 1.4873 Swiss Franc: 1.0465 7,582.28 -15.28 7,616.22 / 7,550.65 Value Net variation High / Low 0.22% PAUL COCKS PIRACY of digital content - such as films, music, software and video games - by youths aged between 15 and 24, is the highest in Malta among all EU member states. In fact, 43% of young people in Malta accessed pirated content in the past year, more than double the EU average, a report on the behaviours of young people to- wards intellectual property infringement in a post-pandemic context has revealed. And 41% of Maltese aged between 15 and 24 said they had bought a fake prod- uct intentionally over the same period. e 2022 edition of the Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard, released yesterday by the European Union Intel- lectual Property Office (EUIPO) showed that more than half (52 %) of Europeans surveyed aged between15 and 24 said they had bought at least one fake product online over the past year, both intention- ally or by accident, and a third (33 %) said they had accessed digital content from il- legal sources.

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