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  • Halmann Vella tops first stage of prestigious competition

    Halmann Vella has been named a National Champion for Malta in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM. This is Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business...

  • Low volumes across the equity market

    Low volumes across the equity market

    The MSE Share Index closed higher for the third consecutive trading session as it advanced by a further 0.11% to a near three-week high of 4,430.575 points. However, trading activity was very low and only 4 equities traded today. Most of today’s...

  • Politicians’ health and mere theatrics

    Politicians’ health and mere theatrics

    The soap opera that is the US current election campaign continues. Now we know that luckily Hillary Clinton is recovering well from a mild bout of pneumonia. Trump, on the other hand, has normal blood sugar levels and like most people in the US is...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are exptected in Malta: The Jaguar from Annaba to Skikda, the Turnberry Kontor from Bejaia, the CMA CGM Ivanhoe from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta, the CMA CGM Rossini from Damietta to Salerno (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the BC...

  • Trillion-dollar global fund industry faces pressure to tighten belt

    Trillion-dollar global fund industry faces pressure to tighten belt

    Home to trillions of dollars of global wealth, mutual fund firms face an unfamiliar belt-tightening as chan­ges in the way people invest and rising costs chip away at rich margins. After years of underwhelming returns in a low-interest rate...

  • Ubi bene, ibi patria

    Perhaps all living creatures have a certain degree of curiosity – those at the top of the scale of the evolutionary development being more curious than those at the very bottom. Curiosity is not the primordial need but rather something that comes...

  • Hili Co. acquires top Polish freight-forwarder Allcom

    Hili Company, the logistics division of Hili Ventures, has acquired Gdynia-based freight-forwarder and customs agency Allcom, allowing it to gain an important foothold in the Polish market. Allcom specialises in a comprehensive range of freight...

  • MSE index flat on mixed trading

    MSE index flat on mixed trading

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index closed the week practically flat, as gains in shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc and Go plc were offset by losses in shares of Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), Fimbank plc, RS2 Software plc, and Malita Investments plc.

  • OECD trims global growth forecasts

    The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development said global growth is expected to slow at a faster rate than anticipated earlier as the world has entered into a low-growth trap. The global growth projection for the year was reduced to...

  • ‘Talent should always be seen as an investment’

    ‘Talent should always be seen as an investment’

    No matter what level you’re recruiting, talent should always be seen as an investment. When it comes to recruiting top executives, however, a company should use a more strategic and objective approach. Executive Search firms understand how crucial...

  • Emirates SkyCargo unveils EU-certified pharma facility

    Emirates SkyCargo unveils EU-certified pharma facility

    Emirates SkyPharma, Emirates SkyCargo’s new purpose-built facility dedicated to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport, was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed...

  • Recruitment firm grows from strength to strength

    Recruitment firm grows from strength to strength

    After a hugely successful launch in 2014, REED’s recruitment team has grown from strength to strength, supporting local and international clients in the search for local talent while also helping businesses identify and secure Maltese and...

  • Knowing your employees’ personality

    Qualifications and experience are determining factors of performance. However, one’s personality is equally important. Odessa Farrugia from Misco explains why more employers should be carrying out psychometric assessments to know their employees...

  • Fritz Energy invests in specialisation of employees

    Fritz Energy has sent one of its engineers, Samuel Mamo, for special training on the installation and commissioning of Gilbarco distributers for specialisation of fuel dispensers. The training focused on ‘Vapour recovery and monitoring: hydraulics...

  • Company briefs

    Mazars, an international or­ga­nisation specialising in audit, accountancy, taxation, legal and consulting service, represented locally by Ma­zars Mal­ta, is holding an international tax conference entitled ‘Life after BEPS, and how the IMF, the...

  • Expo Malta at MCC ends today

    Transport and Infrastructure Minister Joe Mizzi said that according to figures published by the National Statistics Office (NSO), Malta’s economy continued to register substantial growth such that GDP grew a further 4.7 per cent in the second...

  • Manipulated by social engineers

    Manipulated by social engineers

    Social fraud is not something new. It has been happening for a long time in the form of con artists, marketing ploys or, indeed, through cyber crime. Technology has presented us with many advantages and ‘disruptive technologies’, such as the...

  • VIDA goes online

    VIDA goes online

    Lifestyle magazine VIDA has taken on a whole new life online, thanks to fresh material being posted on a daily basis, ranging from generated articles to relatable quotes and lots of competitions. VIDA keeps track of special days throughout the...

  • Prestige yachts pick up top award at Cannes yacht show

    Prestige yachts pick up top award at Cannes yacht show

    The Cannes yacht show came to an end, with an increase in international visitors and Maltese alike. During the design awards held at the show, Prestige yachts designer Vittorio Garroni was awarded the ‘Designer of the Year’ trophy for the Prestige...

  • Seminar on blockchain at Old University

    Castille Institute is holding a one-day seminar on October 12 on ‘Blockchain’ at the Old University campus in Valletta. This technology has become a key area of attention and innovation for academics, journalists and numerous stakeholders across a...

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