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  • BOV and Lombard close higher

    BOV and Lombard close higher

    Bank of Valletta's share price traded within a narrow range today but ultimately ended the session 0.2 per cent higher at the €2.16 level across 22,000 shares. This month marks the end of the group’s financial year with the preliminary results...

  • Mario Draghi dials ‘R for Reform’ ... but line is busy

    Mario Draghi dials ‘R for Reform’ ... but line is busy

    Two years ago, eurozone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi’s every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to ‘Super Mario’s’ mojo? For financial markets, Draghi’s words still count.

  • The toxic culture of entitlement

    The toxic culture of entitlement

    The culture of entitlement threatens our economic and social future. Put simply, it is the attitude that ‘you owe me something’. Some say it is destroying the fabric of our society. For others, it is an excuse to deprive people who cannot fend for...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Deva from Antwerp to Haifa, the Eclips from Sfax to Tunis and the Maersk Regensburg from Misurata to Misurata (all Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) today. The Maersk Emdem from Fos sur Mer to Port Said...

  • Italians offer Gozo packages

    Italians offer Gozo packages

    Two Italians are bringing dozens of foreigners to Gozo in winter, saying that activity-based packages will overcome the island’s seasonality. Federica Brunini and Manolo Mantovani met and fell in love in Gozo and then fell in love with Gozo itself.

  • African gaming company targets €47m income

    African gaming company targets €47m income

    A Malta-based gaming company operating in Africa is on track to reach its operating income target of €47 million. Pefaco, founded by Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, was operating from the Ivory Coast but redomiciled to Malta in June. It was...

  • HSBC UK Contact Centre bringing more jobs to Malta

    The HSBC UK Contact Centre Malta in Swatar is once again recruiting, looking for employees to help in its Payment Protection Insurance department, as well as the contact centre. The PPI department was brought to Malta as a result of the successful...

  • Melita to redeem its bonds

    Melita will redeem its Melita Capital 7.15 per cent bonds 2014-2016 in full on September 30. The bond was issued in 2009 to support the growth in mobile services and broadband infrastructure for the Melita Group. “This is a final step in the...

  • Emirates leads the premium segment

    Emirates leads the premium segment

    Emirates is the number one airline for premium capacity measured in international Available Seat Kilometrea (ASKMs), clocking in 876 million ASKMs per week, according to OAG schedule data for April 2014. This is primarily due to the long-haul...

  • Bank is recertified with NCPE equality mark

    Bank is recertified with NCPE equality mark

    Bank of Valletta has been recertified with the equality mark by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality. “We are justifiably proud of this recertification. This is a formal recognition of our commitment to provide equal access to...

  • Losing streak ends

    Losing streak ends

    Last week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index halted a three-week losing streak, locking in a 0.5 per cent gain to 3,295.511 points. The rebound from the previous week’s 16-month low follows gains in the banking sector, Malta International...

  • US economy grows by 4.2% in second quarter

    The first revision of the US GDP shows the economy rebounding more strongly than initially estimated in the second quarter of the year as more growth was driven by domestic demand and less by replenishment of inventories by businesses. According...

  • Regulating the property sector

    Regulating the property sector

    Having worked in the real estate sector for the past 30 years, I was pleased that the Federation of Estate Agents (FEA), with the support of interested bodies, will shortly be presenting a paper to the government on the regulation of the real...

  • Mcast students learn work-based initiatives at Farsons brewery

    Mcast students learn work-based initiatives at Farsons brewery

    Seventeen Mcast students from different callings attended a number of specifically organised activities at Farsons’ Brewery as part of a comprehensive student-orientation programme prior to starting their work placement within the...

  • InterContinental Malta welcomes new area general manager

    InterContinental Malta welcomes new area general manager

    Martin van Kan has been appointed area general manager for InterContinental Malta. Mr van Kan, a South African national, has been operating in the tourism industry for over 30 years. A graduate of Les Roches International School of Hotel...

  • New Sicilian university

    New Sicilian university

    Ray Bondin was the only foreign guest during three days of meetings held in Troina, Sicily, in connection with the foundation of a new university. One of the days was dedicated to discussions about changes needed in Sicily and this was done in the...

  • Support for programme of free monthly historical lectures

    Support for programme of free monthly historical lectures

    The Alfred Mizzi Foundation is supporting the Malta HistoricalSociety (MHS) programme of monthly lectures (2014-2015), which are free and open to the public. Derek Vella, on behalf of the foundation, presented a sponsorship grant to the MHS...

  • Series of conferences to explore cultural networks across the Med

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation will host the first in a series of annual conferences titled ‘Dialogue in the Med: exploring identity through networks’ on Thursday and Friday at the University’s Valletta campus. It will encourage debates on the...

  • CEB event

    The Cultural Events Band event Bridge on Fire will not be held on September 8, as inadvertently announced on August 10 in the Classified section. CEB would also like to point out that Hilton Malta will not be providing the food for the event. A...

  • HSBC Malta Foundation holds challenge in aid of L-Istrina, WaterAid Ghana Project

    L-Istrina and WaterAid Ghana Project will be the beneficiaries of a fundraising triathlon organised by the HSBC Malta Foundation, involving some of Malta’s leading athletes, to be held next Sunday. HSBC Bank Malta staff members, together with HSBC...