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  • Financial services 98% of total FDI

    Financial services 98% of total FDI

    Foreign direct investment in financial ser­vices and insurance activities grew again last year by €6.9 billion, bringing the accumulated total to €139 billion – 98 per cent of the total for Malta – according to the National Statistics...

  • Encouraging signs of Global turnaround

    Encouraging signs of Global turnaround

    The Global Capital Group’s restructuring plan, kicked off by the appointment of a new CEO in June 2014, is showing encouraging signs of success. The group registered a profit before taxation of €1.2 million for the first six months of 2015,...

  • Russian EY Entrepreneur of the Year to deliver talk

    Through its collaboration with Take Off Incubation Centre at the University of Malta, EY is organising another event in its Exceptional Entrepreneurs speaker series. Alexander Galitsky, Russian EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner and co-founder and...

  • Chamber and Young Enterprise collaboration agreement

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JA-YE Malta) signed an agreement aied at further formalising their existing relationship and enhancing collaboration between the two...

  • Untangling ‘big data’ for digital marketing

    Untangling ‘big data’ for digital marketing

    The emergence of user-generated content in fora, newsgroups, social media and crowd-sourcing platforms are offering endless opportunities for researchers and practitioners to ‘listen’ to marketplace stakeholders, including customers, employees,...

  • Fear and punishment conducive to bad behaviour – PwC

    The emphasis of measures taken by financial services firms and regu­lators globally to deter employee bad behaviour has to date largely centred on ad­mo­nish­ing, penalising and punishing. “Few firms have sought to build and nurture cultural...

  • Nine equities push MSE index higher

    Nine equities push MSE index higher

    Following two weeks of negative results, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index recouped 0.31 per cent last week to close at 4,211.923 points. This rise was supported by significant gains in the shares of Medserv plc (MDS), HSBC Bank Malta plc and...

  • UK house price growth weakest since 2013

    UK house price growth eased to its lowest level in more than two years in August, but construction activity should increase to keep pace with demand, the Nationwide Building Society said last week. House prices rose at an annual rate of 3.2 per...

  • Interim results

    Interim results

    Medserv Turnover: €26.9 million (H1 2014: €9.5m) Pre-tax profit: €4.5 million (H1 2014: €564,007) Highlight: Group’s 60 per cent share in Misurata, Libya, was sold to the equity partners and assets were brought back to Malta.     Lombard Bank...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is now available at all Vodafone retail outlets. This device stands out for its durability and performance, designed to be tough enough to go anywhere. It can be submerged in water up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes. It is...

  • Facebook: where the social network giant is heading

    Facebook: where the social network giant is heading

    Evolve or die. There is no doubt about the fact that even Facebook is subject to this rule. The launch of the social network in 2004 has disrupted the way brands communicate with their public, reshaping online interaction that was previously...

  • New paint products

    New paint products

    Berger Malta has introduced three additions to its range of products: Murisan Extra, Murisan Chalkboard Paint and Berger Pit Stop. Murisan Extra is a new internal emulsion designed to resist mould growth. It is easy to clean, has low odour and a...

  • First card holder to win iPad Mini 3

    First card holder to win iPad Mini 3

    Martin Calleja is the first BOV card holder to win with Bank of Valletta’s cards summer promotion. The first of three iPad Mini 3 was up for grabs among clients who used their credit card to pay for purchases between May 24 and August 31. The iPad...

  • Course on childcare

    Course on childcare

    The Centre for Child Development, Education and Care Studies (CDEC) which, through its Level 4 childcare course, prepares students for a career in childcare, is planning a new daytime course. The course consists of lectures in child development,...

  • French business morale at four-year high, but investment still missing

    French business morale at four-year high, but investment still missing

    French business confidence reached a four-year high in August, but a much-awaited recovery in business investment remains elusive as the eurozone’s second-biggest economy struggles to gain momentum. The official INSEE statistics agency said its...

  • Group in blood drive

    Group in blood drive

    In a recent blood drive, Famalco Group employees donated blood to the National Blood Transfusion Unit. This activity was organised by the group’s events committee, who arranged for the Mobile Blood Unit to visit the group’s head offices in Attard.

  • Estate agent opens lavish Market Centre in Rome

    Estate agent opens lavish Market Centre in Rome

    Engel & Völkers has opened a Market Centre in the heart of Rome, close to world-famous landmarks including the Coliseum, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. The MC concept is aimed at brokering high-end residential property across the whole...

  • Employment and privacy law in iGaming

    CSB Advocates is organising a seminar focusing on the practical aspects of employment and privacy law within the iGaming industry and how the law affects companies and employees. Key highlights and pivotal points such as taxation and the social...

  • Malta Maritime Forum launch

    Malta Maritime Forum launch

    The Malta Maritime Forum was launched during a briefing session the Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre (MSPC) had with Transport Minister Joe Mizzi and Tranport Malta chairman and CEO James Piscopo. The MSPC comprises 24 local entities, including...

  • Financial services firm appoints new managing director

    Calamatta Cuschieri has appointed Michael Galea as managing director of its investment management and fund services divisions. The move is in line with developments in the company aimed at continuing to grow its presence locally and...