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  • Eight equities lift index higher

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index added a further 0.15 per cent to the previous week’s 0.40 per cent gain to end the week at 4,741.747 points. Trading in the equity market was spread across 18 equities, of which eight gained ground, four fell...

  • Voucher vultures

    While I love buying presents for my nearest and dearest, I’m not equally enthusiastic about gift-giving when it comes to people whose tastes I’m not particularly familiar with. The truth is that while receiving something is always lovely, I can’t...

  • Fed likely to raise interest rates at its upcoming meetings

    Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen left open the possibility of an interest rate hike in the Fed’s upcoming meetings. Yellen said that waiting too long to raise interest rates would be unwise as it could leave the Fed’s policymakers behind the...

  • Brexit and Trump rescue the EU

    Our politicians, both in the EU and the US in the last 30 years, when the technological revolution and the globalisation trend in manufacturing took off in a big way, should have seen the risks of a perfect storm brewing and should have used their...

  • Welcome to Purgatory?

    There is no doubt that it has been a fantastic ride for those who have been lucky enough to have been on it. I refer here to the bond bull market of the last 30 years or so. A shorter ride if Malta Government Stocks (MGS) was your chosen vehicle,...

  • Archbishop visits green roof project at University

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna recently visited the Life Med Green Roof project at the University of Malta’s Faculty for the Built Environment. The project aims to create a baseline study on green roofs to encourage the adoption of the technology in...

  • Making changes

    Today’s readings: Leviticus 19, 1-2.17-18; 1 Cor. 3, 16-23; Matt. 5, 35-48. The debate under way these days on justice versus mercy and compassion versus order reveals a deeper schism within the Church on the very nature of the Christian community...

  • Is the job market failing millennials and GenZ?

    I have increasingly been meeting employers and managers who comment about the difficulties they are facing to recruit new people. The trouble seems to arise particularly when employers have to deal with the ‘millennials’ and the ‘Generation...

  • Research on environmentally friendly method for the production of medicine

    Research conducted by Nicolette Sammut Bartolo from the University of Malta’s Department of Pharmacy for the award a Doctor in Philosophy degree specialising in synthesis using green chemis­try has led to the development of a synthetic process for...

  • Let us expect more

    A community or a nation is not simply the sum of its members, and it is surely not the sum of its leaders. So what is a community? What makes a nation? One reply might be: the sum of the attitudes or actions of love and justice of all of its...

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