• Referendum in Scotland on the radar

    Against the backdrop of a very quiet week for data releases, market attention was focused on two geopolitical events, namely the Scottish referendum on independence and the EU’s sanctions with Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Middlesea Insurance has announced the winners of the MotorMax Road Safety Competition. Steve Michael Muscat, Sarah Seychell and Shania Buttigieg are the winners, winning three, two and one-year free MotorMax insurance respectively. Desiree...

  • Must the iGaming industry grapple with match-fixing?

    Must the iGaming industry grapple with match-fixing?

    Integrity in sport. It’s an often-used phrase but what implications does it have for the gaming industry? The president of Sport Accord succinctly put the issue this way: “Integrity in sport is perhaps our most valuable commodity. Fans must...

  • Mission Fund grand lottery

    The Mission Fund reminds those who have not returned their lottery tickets to do so by September 25. The lottery will be drawn on September 28 at 10am at the Mission Fund, 500, Eureka Court, Block A/Flat 6, Main Street, Mosta.

  • Charity auction at HSBC UK Contact Centre

    Charity auction at HSBC UK Contact Centre

    The HSBC UK Contact Centre host­ed its fifth annual charity auction as staff and their families and friends tried to outbid each other for a good cause. The evening auction raised over €2,000 for Europa Donna, the European breast cancer...

  • Shows, experiments, circus and robots at City Gate

    Shows, experiments, circus and robots at City Gate

    The Malta Council for Science and Technology will be hosting a number of activities, including an educational live comedy and discussion on water con­ser­vation, beatboxing sessions, a science circus act and robotics, during Science in the City,...

  • Fellowship awarded by UK Tourism Society

    Fellowship awarded by UK Tourism Society

    Julian Zarb has been awarded a fellowship by the Executive Committee of the Tourism Society (UK). The Tourism Society is an organisation for people working in tourism and travel, including educators and students, and other people interested or...

  • Course on old houses

    During October, the Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC) is launching another training course on how to maintain and care for old houses and houses of character. The course starts on October 7, is spread over eight two-hour sessions, and...

  • MEP supports athletes event

    Nationalist party MEP Therese Comodini Cachia participated in welcoming the Olympic flame and the torch runners at Place du Luxembourg for its first stop at the European Parliament. The 450km torch run will take the flame through all of Belgium.

  • Hilton donates to Lifecycle

    Hilton donates to Lifecycle

    Hilton Malta hosted a fundraising barbecue in aid of Lifecycle Challenge 2014 to Japan. Seen here is the hotel’s general manager Matthew Mullan, right, handing over a €3,300 cheque to Charles Vella.

  • Wise investments

    Wise investments

    How does the Malta Financial Services Authority regulate companies offering investment services? There’s the substantive or legal part, and then there’s the administrative part. Let’s start with the legal part. The Investment Services Act 1994,...

  • Safeguarding your business

    Safeguarding your business

    It’s all looking good. Your sales are up and your customers have an emotional affinity with your products and services. Trust is being translated into repeat custom and you are seeing return on your investments. Your brand is visible in the right...

  • Driving in Europe

    Driving in Europe

    Driving overland gives you the freedom to go where you want, whenever you want. Whether motoring from Malta in your own car or renting once at your destination, you need to read up on practical information on driving licences, motor insurance, car...

  • Taking cover

    Taking cover

    Our role is to promote a healthy environment for the development of the insurance industry, Lino Ferris, Malta Insurance ­Association president, tells Sandy Calleja Portelli. What is the role of the Malta Insurance Association? The Malta Insurance...

  • A strategic sector

    A strategic sector

    A robust legal regime, a knowledgeable workforce and a sound reputation sustain the growth of the local financial services sector, says Simon Grech, Institute of Financial Services Malta president. The local financial services sector is relatively...

  • In good health

    In good health

    We all love making plans. The logistics for the Christmas trip to Paris are all laid out and our itinerary appears to be delay- and strike-resistant. Then there’s the promotion at work, which you have been looking forward to all year. And for your...

  • A solid investment

    A solid investment

    Gold has been used for centuries as a means of exchange and as storage of wealth. It is bought by investors as a way of diversifying risk, speculation and as a safe haven in times of economical and political uncertainty. When investing directly in...

  • Travelling safely

    Travelling safely

    When booking your flight online or reserving a rental car for your holiday, one little question frequently pops up: “Would you like to add travel insurance?” In most cases, you just ignore it because, well, it is a bit annoying. It’s like the...

  • Taking a crash course

    Taking a crash course

    The Maltese are not exactly famed for their driving. Except for when in the vicinity of a speed camera, drivers rarely show respect for the Highway Code or demonstrate any basic driving manners. Offences range from the wild to the apparently tame.

  • Barclays picks Aviva’s McFarlane as chairman

    Barclays picks Aviva’s McFarlane as chairman

    Barclays has appointed banking and insurance veteran John McFarlane as its new chairman to oversee the British bank’s efforts to stamp out wrongdoing and improve performance. McFarlane, a Scot, will step down as chairman of British insurer Aviva...