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  • China invites private investors to help build $318bn of projects

    China invites private investors to help build $318bn of projects

    China’s state planning agency yesterday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan ($317.75 billion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate. The National Development and Reform...

  • G7 finance ministers to address faltering global growth this week

    Finance ministers from the world’s largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil. High on their agenda – even if unofficially – will...

  • Share index reaches fresh 4-year high

    The share index advanced by a further 0.5 per cent to reach yet another four-year high of 3,859.249 points as various equities gained. Across the large cap equities, the share price of Bank of Valletta edged 0.4 per cent higher to regain the €2.28...

  • Caring for the elderly affecting businesses

    Caring for the elderly affecting businesses

    A little discussed issue in our media is the impact of the phenomenon that sees middle-aged persons caring for their elderly relatives as they start to suffer from dementia and other diseases linked to advancing old age. Society is simply not...

  • Global banks admit guilt in forex probe, fined nearly $6bn

    Global banks admit guilt in forex probe, fined nearly $6bn

    Four major banks pleaded guilty last Wednesday to trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates and, with two others, were fined nearly $6 billion in another settlement in a global probe into the $5 trillion-a-day market. Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Hansa Narvik from Skikda, the Camellia from Aliaga to Tanger Med, the CMA CGM Ivanhoe from Fos-sur-Mer to Suez, the CMA CGM Kerguelen from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan, the HH West from El Khoms (all...

  • Contrasting views of MFSA at Finance Malta conference

    Contrasting views of MFSA at Finance Malta conference

    Most of the speakers at the annual Finance Malta conference highlighted the innovative and proactive role of the MFSA in making Malta a “jurisdiction of choice” – except for one who said the island ranked a poor 71st as a financial services...

  • BoE confirms research on a possible Brexit

    BoE confirms research on a possible Brexit

    The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an e-mail it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project. The...

  • What business thinks about Britain’s referendum on EU membership

    Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain’s ties with Europe and then give voters an in-out referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017. The following are the views of business leaders. Vodafone chief...

  • Innovation seminar promotes thinking outside box

    Innovation seminar promotes thinking outside box

    A story about ways to improve TB testing in Africa captured the spirit of a seminar on ways to promote innovation, organised by Strategy Regeneration. Its CEO Nicholas Sadron said that 89 per cent of CEOs believe that innovation is important – but...

  • BOV supports top performing students from Faculty of Arts

    BOV supports top performing students from Faculty of Arts

    Seven students from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta were awarded a mention in the Dean’s List for their outstanding achievements during the first two years of their BA or BA Honours degree. The students receiving this prestigious...

  • MSE index gain reaches 15.3% so far this year

    MSE index gain reaches 15.3% so far this year

    The year-to-date gain in the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index reached 15.3 per cent after last week’s 1.56 per cent rebound, closing at a multi-year high of 3,841.516 points – a level last witnessed in February of 2011. The index’s weekly gain was...

  • Fed minutes downplay possibility of June lift-off

    The minutes of the April meeting of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) show that the central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in June while leaving open the option to tighten later in the year. The minutes also confirmed that the Fed expects...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Emirates has launched the Emirates App for Android, the world’s largest mobile platform, ramping up its efforts to enhance its passengers’ travel experience through mobile technologies. The Emirates App for Android enables users to book flights...

  • ‘Malta experiencing a paucity of rental properties on market’

    ‘Malta experiencing a paucity of rental properties on market’

    Over the years, Malta has become a hub for lucrative sectors such as gaming and finance, which has led to an influx of foreigners from all over the world to invest in Malta. As a result, the demand for rental property has increased and left the...

  • International coach at Re/Max Malta training seminar

    International coach at Re/Max Malta training seminar

    Real estate coach and international trainer Virginia Munden was the keynote speaker at the Re/Max two-day training seminar entitled ‘Grow with the ultimate challenge’, held at the Hilton, St Julian’s. Malta was one of five European destinations...

  • EisnerAmper sweeps institutional investor’s Alpha Awards for hedge fund service providers

    PKF North American advisory and accounting firm EisnerAmper LLP has named overall winner was Institutional Investor’s Alpha Awards for hedge fund service providers in accounting. EisnerAmper was the highest ranked accounting firm, best equipped to...

  • Amber promotes superb Valletta locations through chocolate

    Amber promotes superb Valletta locations through chocolate

    Amber, who will took part in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend with her single Warrior, is promoting Perugina’s recently launched Xeni tal-Belt Valletta, a series of six limited edition chocolate bars celebrating 450 years since the...

  • Master’s in counselling

    Ruth Stivala has carried out research on ‘Peeking through the window of teenage motherhood: the lived experience of teenage mothers and their mothers’ as part of her Master’s in counselling degree with the University of Malta. The aim of this...

  • Coldwell Banker appointment

    Coldwell Banker appointment

    Coldwell Banker Malta has appointed Mark Ellul to its senior management team as part of its real estate services expansion programme. Ellul has extensive international business experience and a successful track record in sales, marketing, team...