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  • MSE index halts three-week winning streak

    MSE index halts three-week winning streak

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index last week failed to sustain a 13-month high of 3,790.548 points reached on Monday, primarily as a result of losses in shares of Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), International Hotel Investments plc (IHI), Go plc, and...

  • UK inflation at zero for the first time on record

    UK inflation in February fell to zero for the first time on record, mainly due to a sharp fall in the prices of fuel and food. According to the Office for National Statistics, consumer prices were unchanged in February compared to the same month...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Scheduit is a brand new web-based app that helps you set up meetings with compatible business matches. It is the only business networking app on the market that uses an algorithim to measure compatibility between users. “It’s simple: announce your...

  • Turning leadership into everyone’s responsibility

    Turning leadership into everyone’s responsibility

    The social fabric in our country is changing. The tapestry being woven around us is quite different from the ones we grew in. Old and current ways of thinking and doing need to be revisited to address the issues that confront us. Addressing such...

  • English language school is 30

    English language school is 30

    IELS, one of the first schools to open in Malta in 1985, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Set up as a joint venture between the Mizzi organisation and FTI Group, IELS currently operates two schools in Malta and another in Gozo with over 160...

  • Dhalia opens Balluta office

    Dhalia opens Balluta office

    Dhalia Real Estate Services opened a new office in Balluta. The branch will be offering sales services together with short lets. The office in being managed by Warren Azzopardi together with two consultants. It is the fourth office in the Sliema...

  • Cabin crew live life through a lens

    Cabin crew live life through a lens

    Six members of Emirates’ cabin crew have been given the opportunity to showcase their life, travels and experiences using the company’s official Instagram page – https://instagram.com/emirates . The campaign runs during this month and...

  • ROCS Group appoints Ozone as communications partner

    ROCS Group appoints Ozone as communications partner

    ROCS and Ozone have embarked on a long-term plan to integrate offices or retail outlets in Malta, Libya and Yemen onto one platform, incorporating the best of what cloud communications solutions can offer. Incorporating more than 16 years of...

  • Top office for sales volume award

    Top office for sales volume award

    The Re/Max Alliance office in Tigné, Sliema, has won the top office for sales volume award for the third year in a row. This was announced at the annual general meeting held at the Grand Masters’ Suite at the Hilton Malta. Re/Max Alliance Tigné is...

  • Brand launches ‘virtual agent’ concept

    Brand launches ‘virtual agent’ concept

    Quicklets has opened outlets in San Ġwann and Msida in addition to its flagship office in Swieqi. Launched in 2013, the main focus of the brand is to make the process of searching for a rental property as easy as possible. Quicklets carries out...

  • Grexit wouldn’t be big problem for Germany–employers’ association

    Grexit wouldn’t be big problem for Germany–employers’ association

    A Greek exit from the eurozone would not cause much trouble for Germany, Europe’s largest economy, the head of the BDA German employers’ association said in a newspaper interview published yesterday. “It wouldn’t be a huge problem for the German...

  • BlackBerry reports fourth-quarter profit

    BlackBerry reports fourth-quarter profit

    BlackBerry Ltd posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings yesterday, offering signs its turnaround efforts may be beginning to gain traction, but a larger-than-expected drop in revenue gave investors cause for concern. The stock fell 2.5 per...

  • European Commission to check e-commerce

    The European Commission is launching a competition inquiry in the e-commerce sector. Although more and more goods and services are traded over the internet in Europe, cross-border online sales within the EU are only growing slowly. This is partly...

  • Newly listed MGS up 16.1%

    This week investors turned their focus to the local sovereign debt market as turnover amounted to €47.1 million spread across 24 issues of which 19 gained ground and five fell in value. The newly listed 3% MGS 2040 (I) r registered a significant...

  • US economic growth slows in 4th quarter

    US economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 per cent annual rate,...

  • Shares up at end of down week as oil prices retreat

    Wall Street and European stocks edged ahead yesterday but remained en route to a losing week while US Treasury debt prices jumped on government data indicating US economic growth was slowing. Brent oil fell below $50 a barrel after Thursday’s...

  • Carney says that Bank of England rates likely to rise

    Carney says that Bank of England rates likely to rise

    The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said yesterday, underscoring his difference of view with the bank’s chief economist. “We’re...

  • Medserv maintains positive trend

    Medserv maintained its positive trend following the publication of the 2014 financial results on Monday showing a significant improvement in profitability. The share price of Medserv advanced for the fourth consecutive session with an increase of...

  • Attention remains on Greece

    The attention remains focused on Greece and whether it will be exiting the eurozone. This week the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the discussion had to deal with the request from Greece for an...

  • Shell to cut more UK North Sea jobs in 2015

    Shell to cut more UK North Sea jobs in 2015

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning further job cuts in its UK North Sea oil and gas business in 2015, the company said yesterday, just a week after a package of tax cuts from the Treasury aimed at encouraging growth in the industry. “Shell UK plans to...