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  • Financial planning: are your tax, wealth in shape this year?

    Financial planning: are your tax, wealth in shape this year?

    It is that time of the year when many people make resolutions to improve their life in one way or another. Whether or not you make resolutions, this is a good time to consider whether you need to review your financial planning. To protect your...

  • Volvo Cars’ 2016 sales hit new record

    Volvo Cars’ 2016 sales hit new record

    Volvo Cars has reported a third consecutive year of record sales in 2016, increasing 6.2 per cent compared to 2015 to 534,332 cars, underlining the breadth and depth of the company’s ongoing global transformation. The record 2016 was driven by...

  • Maltese-owned EC acquires Kenilworth Institute in Dublin

    Maltese-owned EC acquires Kenilworth Institute in Dublin

    Maltese-owned company EC English Language Centres signed an agreement to acquire the Kenilworth Institute in Dublin. The contract officially marked the acquisition of EC’s 26th school, and its first foray into Ireland. Established in 1991 with its...

  • ‘GO for the future’ partners with Malta Robotics Olympiad

    ‘GO for the future’ partners with Malta Robotics Olympiad

    GO’s recently launched ‘GO for the future’ fund has partnered with the 2017 Malta Robotics Olympiad (MRO), which will take place at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on March 24 and 25. This year’s Olympiad, organised by the Ministry of Education and...

  • PKF-FPM is 2016 Best Place to Work

    PKF-FPM is 2016 Best Place to Work

    PKF-FPM has been voted as the best employer in its field in the UK, according to judges at London-based industry publication Accountancy Age and the Best Companies Group. The company, founded nearly a quarter of a century ago, won the Top UK...

  • Paul Sies appointed Air Malta’s new CCO

    Paul Sies appointed Air Malta’s new CCO

    Air Malta has appointed Paul Sies as chief commercial officer. Mr Sies takes his position with immediate effect and will be responsible for leading all commercial activity on a day-to-day basis. He joins Air Malta with a strong track record after...

  • EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Malta judges announced

    Imagine meeting Bill Ford, the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company and getting his insights into the business world of today and tomorrow. With EY’s initiative to bring to Malta the World Entrepreneur of the Year, such an opportunity can...

  • Interesting year ahead for real estate company

    Interesting year ahead for real estate company

    The Quicklets and Zanzi Homes team has closed off the year with an award ceremony for agents and a word from CEO Steve Mercieca at the Westin Dragonara. Apart from giving out awards, the end-of-the-year event give the company the chance to get...

  • Concept Stadium has become ISO certified

    Concept Stadium has become ISO certified

    The Concept Stadium become an ISO-certified boutique marketing consultancy firm after being awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for the provision of brand conceptualisation and management; marketing, business and public perception consultancy...

  • Staff graduate in banking, law and media English

    Staff graduate in banking, law and media English

    The achievements of 15 employees who recently graduated with first and postgraduate university degrees were recognised with token awards at the APS Bank head office during festive drinks. “Our success is built on the competences and capabilities...

  • Dress down for charity

    Dress down for charity

    Thomas Smith staff presented €2,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, raised throughout last year in return for wearing casual attire to work. Every Friday is a Dress Down Day at Thomas Smith Group. Randomly selected employees then nominate and...

  • The Economist speakers in Malta

    The Economist speakers in Malta

    Michel Cordina, head of commercial banking at HSBC Malta (left), with Chris Munz, representing The Economist Events, preview The World in 2017 special edition ahead of The World in 2017 gala dinner. Mr Cordina said: “HSBC Malta continues the...

  • EU needs special rules to protect it from British financial risk - Barnier

    EU needs special rules to protect it from British financial risk - Barnier

    The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Saturday that the EU would need "special vigilance" in letting British financial firms access the bloc because of the large risk London could pose to the EU's financial...

  • Malta Stock Exchange capital markets plans taking shape

    Malta Stock Exchange capital markets plans taking shape

    The Malta Stock Exchange intends to complete three-quarters of its Capital Markets Strategic Plan by September – but it is clear that some of the points remain contentious. The plan was launched by the MSE last October and as a result of the...

  • Samsung leader quizzed for 22 hours over South Korea corruption scandal

    Samsung leader quizzed for 22 hours over South Korea corruption scandal

    Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor’s office early yesterday after more than 22 hours of questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Lee left...

  • Index climbs a further one per cent

    The Malta Stock Exchange index registered another weekly gain as it appreciated by one per cent , to close the week at 4,690.277 points – a level last seen in March 2008, that is, almost nine years ago. Elsewhere, the corporate bond market and the...

  • US stocks gain on bank earnings as dollar, yields rise

    European and US stocks advanced yesterday, on track to close the week on a firmer note, while the dollar recovered as investors were encouraged by upbeat bank earnings and positive US economic data. Investors largely shrugged off the biggest fall...

  • Diesel cheating inquiries widen to Renault and Fiat

    European carmakers were drawn into widening investigations into diesel emissions cheating yesterday, with French prosecutors examining Renault and British authorities seeking answers from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. Volkswagen’s admission that...

  • Daily currency report

    With the ECB meeting on most people’s radars now (January 19) and the European data showing some signs of both inflation and growth, focus is on comments from German officials putting pressure on Mario Draghi, president of the European Central...

  • BOV, HSBC lift share index higher

    The share index posted its fourth consecutive daily positive performance as it advanced by a further 0.39% to a fresh near nine-year high of 4,690.277 points. Week-on-week, the local equity index gained nearly 1% mainly on the back of the uplifts...