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  • When wealth comes on wings

    When wealth comes on wings

    The search is on for Maltese ready to invest in entrepreneurs – but the potential ‘business angels’ are being warned that they must understand what they are letting themselves in for. Business angels put up money to help companies in the early...

  • When wishes come true

    When wishes come true

    Budget 2015 introduced a lot of measures that stakeholders have been clamouring for over the past year or more. We asked some of those stakeholders to remind us why they wanted these changes and what else has struck them. Measure: A skill card...

  • Ensuring better value for money

    Ensuring better value for money

    The National Audit Office is celebrating its 200th anniversary and it is planning to culminate celebrations with a visit by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Anthony Mifsud spoke to Vanessa Macdonald about the office’s work and...

  • An Apple a day. . . keeps investors happy

    An Apple a day. . . keeps investors happy

    Here is something that you probably did not know about SAD, the Polish company recently acquired by PTL International: sad, in Polish, means orchard. The name of the company is a play on its role as an Apple reseller. But there is more that might...

  • Greater than the sum of its parts

    Budget 2015 ran to 139 pages. The Finance Minister took nearly four hours to read it out. There were hundreds of measures, some immediate, some planned. And yet commentators are still trying to categorise the Budget as being good or bad, black or...

  • Shifting to indirect taxation

    Shifting to indirect taxation

    Tax systems are generally evaluated on the basis of a number of criteria, especially in regard to equity or the fairness of a particular tax system as well as the so-called allocative efficiency of the tax itself, that is, how the tax affects...

  • Even Warren Buffett can make mistakes

    Even Warren Buffett can make mistakes

    Over the years I have written various articles about Warren Buffett. He is the chairman, CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and is given a lot of media attention since he is widely considered to be among the most successful...

  • The impact of public private partnerships in Malta

    The impact of public private partnerships in Malta

    Over the last few decades, public private partnerships (PPP) have increasingly become pivotal instruments in the creation, development and execution of large scale infrastructure projects across the globe. Their importance has been further...

  • Banif Bank on board again for The President’s Solidarity Fun Run

    Banif Bank on board again for The President’s Solidarity Fun Run

    For the sixth year running Banif Bank (Malta) plc has confirmed its commitment as the main sponsor of The President’s Solidarity Fun Run. Organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund with the help of Kunsill Malti għall-Isport, in aid of L-Istrina,...

  • Underwear by Cristiano Ronaldo

    Underwear by Cristiano Ronaldo

    The CR7 Underwear collection has been developed in close co-operation between Cristiano Ronaldo and New York-based designer Richard Chai. Everything from the making of the various styles, the colours and the fabric has been taken into...

  • FreightZone (Malta) Logistics Ltd with office in Ningbo

    FreightZone (Malta) Logistics Ltd, which commenced operations in 1990, has today established itself as a leading freight-forwarder in Malta with a comprehensive range of services targeted at Maltese importers and exporters. For the last three...

  • Middlesea’s SME Insurance Policy

    Middlesea’s SME Insurance Policy

    Middlesea’s Insurance Policy for Small and Medium Enterprises is a tailor-made and flexible insurance business solution to protect your business risks. Whether you are a sole trader or an established company, Middlesea will work with you to create...

  • Exigy appointed Mobile NAV partner in Malta

    Exigy has partnered with MultiSoft to act as its official distributor and implementer of MobileNAV in Malta. MultiSoft is an international company boasting 14 years’ experience and unrivalled expertise with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. MultiSoft are...

  • Cleland & Souchet open a new C&S WINE CAFÉ at MIA

    Cleland & Souchet open a new C&S WINE CAFÉ at MIA

    Cleland & Souchet, the leading lifestyle retailer and wine merchants, have opened their second C&S WINE CAFÉ outlet in the departure lounge of the Malta International Airport to rave reviews. They have designed their area with the same distinctive...

  • Trading volumes drop to 4-month low

    Trading volumes drop to 4-month low

    This morning’s trading session on the Stock Exchange was rather quiet as trading activity dropped to a four-month low with only €58,839 worth of shares changing hands today. The share index moved 0.3 per cent higher to 3,296.575 points largely due...

  • Managing an IT project

    Managing an IT project

    It would be inconceivable to run a project of any size or complexity without a project manager in the same way that would be inconceivable for a vehicle to run without a driver or some form of mechanism to control its speed, direction, stops and...

  • Energy price adjustments

    The liberalisation of markets in the European Union (EU) ended monopoly rights of many public service sectors that have, as a result, undergone significant changes. One of these is the energy sector. The Energy Directives set out rules for the...

  • G20’s new growth proposals suspiciously long in the tooth

    G20’s new growth proposals suspiciously long in the tooth

    As leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful nations congratulate themselves on plans to boost economic growth, a closer look at their 800-plus policy proposals reveals a catalogue of measures that are either old, vague or unlikely to be...

  • Europe’s car recovery persists as volume, luxury brands gain

    Europe’s car recovery persists as volume, luxury brands gain

    European new car sales rose 6.2 per cent in October from year-ago levels as volume and premium leaders including the Volkswagen and BMW groups recorded stronger demand in key markets. Passenger-car registrations in the European Union (EU) and the...

  • Equities rise over Japanese stimulus hope hopes

    Stock markets around the world rose yesterday and the yen hit a seven-year low as news of a surprise election and a delayed tax increase in Japan strengthened hopes for new stimulus measures a day after data showed the country was back in...