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  • HSBC share price up as dividends increase

    HSBC published its 2015 interim results this morning revealing a 6.8 per cent drop in profitability to €23.9 million during the first six months of 2015. The improvement achieved on the income side, largely relating to lower interest expense and...

  • Midsummer fretting about career planning

    Midsummer fretting about career planning

    Schools have now been closed for a few weeks. Students who have just completed the compulsory stage of their education are enjoying their well-earned holiday. Many of them still do not know what career path to choose. Parents worry about what...

  • Libya food imports fall as turmoil disrupts deliveries

    Libya food imports fall as turmoil disrupts deliveries

    Imports of food, including wheat, are dropping sharply to Libya, which has the highest per capita bread consumption in the world, as foreign shippers run scared of making direct deliveries due to worsening turmoil. The country is in chaos, with...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The AS Cypria from Tanger Med to Gebze, the CMA CGM Magellan from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan, the Pollux from Antalya to Antalya, the CMA CGM Ivanhoe from Fos-sur-Mer to Beirut (all CMA CGM Malta Agency...

  • Allcare acquisition completed

    Allcare acquisition completed

    The acquisition of Allcare’s business by Mapfre Middlesea has been completed, just over two months since the intention to do so was announced. Allcare ceased to carry out insurance business last Friday. Mapfre Middlesea is taking on Allcare’s...

  • Small businesses not promoting services online

    A recent survey conducted by FirstMalta.com among small business owners shows that 65 per cent of small businesses (defined as employing less than 10 people) and up to 85 per cent of self-employed, don’t have the knowledge or capability to promote...

  • Calamatta Cuschieri launches investment seminars for public

    Calamatta Cuschieri launches investment seminars for public

    Throughout the year, Calamatta Cuschieri organised a series of investment seminars for its clients covering a variety of investment topics. The company is now launching these seminars to the public. The next seminar, ‘What you should know about...

  • Mapfre Middlesea launches three-in-one insurance cover

    Mapfre Middlesea plc has launched ‘Max Protect’ a new insurance product that incorporates three covers in one. These covers are funeral expenses, personal accident and an optional annual travel insurance. Funerals can cost thousands of euros, but...

  • Electrofix Energy opens new €1.5m Qormi premises

    Electrofix Energy opens new €1.5m Qormi premises

    Electrofix Energy has opened a new €1.5 million premises in Qormi. Electrofix specialises in alternative energy products, industrial mechanical and electrical installations, service station development and locally-produced domestic and commercial...

  • Most CEOs expect to recruit more over next three years

    Most CEOs expect to recruit more over next three years

    In a major new study released by KPMG International, which tracks insights on the coming three years, chief executives of global businesses said they are confident about the ability of their companies to grow over the next three years and are...

  • Simplifying jargon to empower action

    Simplifying jargon to empower action

    Mazars Malta, a member firm of international auditing firm Mazars, recently launched the first of a series of information sessions branded ‘Made Simple, by Mazars’. The objective of these sessions is to make it possible and convenient for...

  • The crowdfunding phenomenon

    Many ideas fail before reaching the market due to lack of funding or slow sales, according to a recent report by EY Malta on behalf of the Malta Business Bureau on access to finance. These obstacles, however, are being removed as crowdfunding is...

  • AmCham Malta greets EP backing for TTIP

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta (Am Cham Malta) has welcomed the European Parliament’s strong backing to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the US, voting with a large majority...

  • Maltese don’t use financial literacy

    Research undertaken by University of Malta student has found that although most Maltese have an acceptable understanding of basic finan­cial concepts, most do not apply this knowledge when making savings and long-term investment decisions. In a...

  • Rise of the redback: why it’s time for an even freer RMB

    Rise of the redback: why it’s time for an even freer RMB

    It has been a decade since China took the momentous decision to move its currency away from a peg to the US dollar. During that time, China’s economy has grown by 10 per cent per year on average, more than doubling in size to become the largest...

  • 26.3% rise in MSE index year-to-date

    26.3% rise in MSE index year-to-date

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index resumed its upward trajectory, closing the week and month up by 2.2 and 2.86 per cent respectively to reach a fresh seven-year high of 4,207.572 points. The equity market more than recovered the previous week’s...

  • Germany posts biggest rise in unemployment since May 2014

    German unemployment increased unexpectedly in July, its biggest rise since May last year. This is a setback for domestic demand, which is expected to drive growth in Europe’s largest economy this year. The number of unemployed increased by 9,000...

  • The power of the brand

    The power of the brand

    As unique individuals, we are shaped into who we are because of unique sets of personal and social circumstances. People and events will keep shaping us in the future. Yet not everything happens by chance. We all have a certain degree of control...

  • Belair launches TV commercial

    Belair launches TV commercial

    Belair has launched a new TV commercial themed ‘As easy as you imagine it to be’, produced by Pure Media and created and directed by Kevin Naudi. The commercial focuses on the estate agent, known for his dedication to his client, as a father is to...

  • Lifelong learning language courses

    The Directorate for Lifelong Learning and Early School Leavers within the Ministry for Education and Employment is offering language courses at various levels in over 10 languages, including Maltese, English, Arabic, French, German, Italian,...