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  • Forex as an asset class: enhancing diversification

    Forex as an asset class: enhancing diversification

    The forex market has always been associated with speculation, given its peculiar characteristics, especially regarding the use of leverage, which gives the investor the possibility to actually trade a multiple of the available sum on his trading...

  • We’re in the same room - but are we doing the same thing?

    We’re in the same room - but are we doing the same thing?

    Networking, for many, is a fundamental part of their business life. Whether they like it or not. And some do really love it, while others merely tolerate it and some are overwhelmed. So does it make a difference whether you are a man or a woman? I...

  • ‘Grexit’ would be no easy ride for austerity-weary Greeks

    ‘Grexit’ would be no easy ride for austerity-weary Greeks

    ‘Grexit’ would be sudden, sharp and probably conducted in the dark of night; if Greece were to quit the euro, it would also mark the beginning of a long, hard road – for some harder still than the one already travelled. The new leftist government...

  • Most wealthy hold $3 trillion in residential real estate assets

    Most wealthy hold $3 trillion in residential real estate assets

    Nearly $3 trillion of the world’s private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties, a value greater than the GDP of India, a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand showed. There are 211,275 ultra-high...

  • 6PM provides services to another NHS Trust

    Surrey and Sussex NHS Hospital Trust (SaSH) have been running with 6PM’s CareSolutions Data Warehouse for a number of years and throughout 2014, a major upgrade was undertaken to allow the NHS Trust to accept the new Cerner PIEDW feeds. This has...

  • Maximise your residential property’s rental earnings

    Maximise your residential property’s rental earnings

    Property ownership in Malta is often regarded as a safe return of one’s investment. The Global Property Guide indicates that an annual rental yield of 4.44 per cent is attainable on a property of 120 square metres in the St Julian’s area. Property...

  • Towards fostering a maritime environment

    Towards fostering a maritime environment

    ‘The waves that shape us make us stronger’ was the tag line phrase used for the launch of the integrated maritime policy consultation process. It was a fitting phrase that coined the objective of a policy that would integrate the various maritime...

  • A tailor-made solution

    A tailor-made solution

    Crimsonwing delivered a customised Dynamics NAV Enterprise Resource Planning solution to Insignia Cards Limited, a financial institution and credit card issuer. The aim of this solution was to assist in Insignia’s day-to-day business...

  • Employee empowerment

    Employee empowerment

    What defines a learning organisation? A learning organisation is one which places focus and importance on the development of its employees. It is open to new methods and processes and is also concerned with seeing its employees grow both...

  • Bubble, toil and trouble

    Bubble, toil and trouble

    Friday, March 10, 2000 was a black day for technology companies. The Nasdaq stock exchange opened as usual at 9am but the outlook wasn’t looking good. In fact, stockbrokers were already expecting a disastrous day as in the preceding week, hundreds...

  • Meaning business

    Meaning business

    Don’t believe anyone who says that appearances don’t matter – that’s a sugar-coated lie if ever there was one. Mind you, they’re not everything. However, they are important for pleasure and for work. You still don’t agree? Well, what would your...

  • Unlocking value and ROI through e-business

    Over the past three years, Laferla Insurance has been investing heavily in its e-business platform so as to establish itself as a market leader in the online provisioning of insurance products. The declining effectiveness of mass advertising and...

  • All in the family

    All in the family

    Despite the fact that a large number of local businesses are family-owned, very few actually embark on a formalised and structured process of succession planning. Mario Duca offers some valuable insight to Veronica Stivala. It is estimated...

  • Extended opening hours

    Calamatta Cuschieri has just announced extended opening hours for its offices in Valletta and Qormi. The new opening hours for customer care and the trading desk are Monday to Friday from 8.30am till 7.30pm and on Saturday from 9am till 1pm.

  • A collective effort

    A collective effort

    In a recent episode of South Park, the boys try their hand at crowdfunding. Their plan is simple: set up a new company with a catchy name and do nothing, except watch the money roll in. “There’s more to starting a company than just a catchy name,”...

  • In richness and in wealth

    In richness and in wealth

    Being the CEO of Microsoft translates into a lot of column inches. In recent days, two metaphorical inches got plenty of editorial highlights for Satya Nadella. The first was when Nadella, the Indian-American executive who took over as Microsoft...

  • Qualified training in EU aviation security standards

    Qualified training in EU aviation security standards

    Maltese companies which previously sought to train their key security personnel and have them qualified in aviation security encountered difficulties in finding trainers and many times had to resort to foreign trainers. G4S Malta is now positioned...

  • Going direct

    Going direct

    Paying bills is already, by its very own nature, not something we look forward to. Add to it the bother of sending cheques by mail, having to go to your service providers’ office to pay them directly, or waiting behind a long and winding queue at...

  • Looking good

    Looking good

    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And it is: finding someone attractive is a very subjective experience and depends on your singular and individual tastes. The same applies to many other things in life, from travel and food to...

  • Power to the paying people

    Power to the paying people

    The plot was simple enough: put Breaking Bad dolls on Toys R Us shelves and sell them. Yet true to the nature of AMC’s hit series, the plot could only twist and turn and end badly. In fact, as a reaction to the action figures, a Florida mother...

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