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  • Librarians are educators too

    Librarians are educators too

    A number of ideas for reading for pleasure were listed in a recent article on The Guardian (How to teach… Reading for pleasure – http://bitly.com/1dm2SvX ). The article also promotes a forthcoming conference with the theme ‘Reading for pleasure’.

  • Safeguarding the acoustic and traditional when playing music

    Safeguarding the acoustic and traditional when playing music

    Newly-launched NGO, the Klezmorimalta Foundation, set up by Malta-based Dutch couple Ralph and Birgit Albrecht, is working towards the protection and appreciation of acoustic instruments, and the traditional ways of creating music. “Music has...

  • Perry launches mobile website

    Perry launches mobile website

    Perry Ltd has launched its new smartphone website, built in association with Alert eBusiness. This streamlined version of the agency’s main site is specifically designed for users logging on from their phones with easy-to-navigate, thumb-friendly...

  • Karibu Malta helps Kenyans in need

    Karibu Malta helps Kenyans in need

    Karibu Malta, a young organisation set up two years ago with the aim of carrying out fundraising activities, is being helped by GasanMamo, which is sponsoring its volunteers’ travel insurance. This year, the organisation will be building two...

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux wins Best Leading Boutique Hotel

    The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux wins Best Leading Boutique Hotel

    The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux won the Best Leading Boutique Hotel in Malta Award by World Travel Awards, considered to be the Oscars of the travel industry. During the ceremony in Greece, World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke explained...

  • Weber barbecue sale

    Weber barbecue sale

    A variety of Weber barbecues are currently on sale at Fino’s showoom in Mriehel, ranging from family barbecues that can be easily carried around to others that are more equipped to serve larger numbers. There is a choice between gas and charcoal...

  • Bank introduces Yes 4 packages for students

    Following two busy weeks at the University of Malta and Mcast, HSBC Malta Yes 4 Students stands are being set up at G. Curmi Higher Secondary School during the first week of September. The stands offer students a fun and friendly way of learning...

  • Food & beverage director receives Starwood award

    Food & beverage director receives Starwood award

    Food and beverage director at the Westin Dragonara Resort, Jason Degiorgio, has been given the President’s Award by Starwood Hotels and Resorts for his outstanding performance during 2013. The award recognises employees’ exceptional or unique...

  • Developing a holistic approach to tourism

    Developing a holistic approach to tourism

    The Malta Tourism Society has thanked outgoing Malta Tourism Authority CEO Josef Formosa Gauci for his continuous efforts to improve the tourism activity in Malta and Gozo. Mr Formosa Gauci focused on the two primary factors for success in the...

  • Dhalia partners with UK’s Gascoignes International

    Dhalia Real Estate Services signed a partnership agreement that will see it work with international property brand Gascoignes International. Headquartered in London, Gascoignes International has a reach that spans the UK with a large number of...

  • University of Chester degree courses in Malta

    Global College Malta (GCM) will be bringing the University of Chester’s postgraduate business degrees to Smart City Malta. The college will be offering an MSc in management and a Master’s in business administration in a unique format by offering...

  • Mapfre revenues reach €13.7 billion in first half of 2014

    Mapfre generated premium volume of €11.78 billion in the first half of 2014, similar to the figure for the same period of the previous year, and produced attributable earnings of €457.7 million, up 0.4 per cent. Revenues stood at €13.72 billion, a...

  • US judge calls Argentina debt swap plan ‘illegal’

    US judge calls Argentina debt swap plan ‘illegal’

    US District Judge Thomas Griesa has called Argentina’s proposed debt restructuring plan “illegal” but stopped short of holding the country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve the dispute that led to the nation’s second default in a...

  • London Stock Exchange Group unveils £938m rights issue for Frank Russell deal

    London Stock Exchange Group unveils £938m rights issue for Frank Russell deal

    The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) said yesterday it would raise £938 million in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of US indexes group Frank Russell. LSE will offer 74,347,813 new shares at a price of 1,295 pence, a 30.1 per...

  • HSBC shares continue to recover

    The MSE index ended the week in negative territory as it declined by a further 0.86 per cent, to close at 3,279.187 points. Activity was spread across 14 equities of which four advanced, seven fell in value and three closed unchanged. Middlesea...

  • European shares retreat on rise in Ukraine tension

    European shares fell yesterday after a brisk two-week rally, hurt by a ratcheting-up of tensions in Ukraine, although traders said a dovish tone in a speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen limited losses. Souring the mood, Ukraine...

  • HSBC chairman warns Scottish independence could trigger capital flight

    HSBC chairman warns Scottish independence could trigger capital flight

    Uncertainty over Scotland’s currency arrangements could prompt capital flight from the country, leaving its financial system in a “parlous state”, Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc, wrote in a column in the Telegraph newspaper in...

  • Gap set to open 40 stores in India

    Gap set to open 40 stores in India

    Apparel retailer Gap Inc. raised its full-year profit forecast, encouraged by strong sales of its lower-priced Old Navy clothes, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets. Gap has been looking...

  • Companies fleeing US tax system not reaping big returns for investors

    Companies fleeing US tax system not reaping big returns for investors

    Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid US taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such “inversion” deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a Reuters analysis has found. Looking...

  • Weekly currency report

    The US dollar index, the dollar value against a basket of currencies, moved to a one-year high this week. The dollar moved higher as the economic outlook for the US continued to contrast with data and the outlook for the eurozone. The minutes of...