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  • KPMG appoints partner and director

    KPMG appoints partner and director

    KPMG has appointed John Ellul Sullivan as partner and Clifford Delia as director, reflecting the continued growth in 2016 which is expected to be sustained in the coming years. Mr Ellul Sullivan joined KPMG in 2007, and advises a variety of...

  • Two chief officers for Mapfre

    Two chief officers for Mapfre

    Mapfre Middlesea has appointed two new chief officers to replace Patrick Muscat, who recently tendered his resignation. Simon Anastasi will be the anti-fraud officer while Juan Pablo Siracusa will be in charge of claims. Mr Anastasi has been...

  • New MD for Vivian

    New MD for Vivian

    Joanna Gatt has been appointed managing director of Vivian Corporation, succeeding Lawrence Gatt who retired after 47 years of service to the company. Throughout his tenure, the company grew to become one of Malta’s leading distribution and...

  • Air Malta gets new chief commercial officer

    Air Malta gets new chief commercial officer

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

  • A review of the Maltese bond market in 2016

    A review of the Maltese bond market in 2016

    Following last week’s round-up of the Maltese equity market, a review of the bond market in 2016 is warranted. Conventional finance theory states that investors are generally more exposed to volatility when investing in shares as opposed to bonds.

  • Portfolio funds tailored for the Maltese investor

    Portfolio funds tailored for the Maltese investor

    The BOV Investment Funds are the first risk-driven contractual funds to be launched on the Maltese market. Three Ucits portfolio funds are being offered – the BOV Conservative Portfolio Fund, BOV Balanced Portfolio Fund and BOV Growth Portfolio Fund.

  • Seabourn Encore launched in Singapore

    Seabourn Encore launched in Singapore

    Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, launched Seabourn Encore during a festive pierside evening ceremony in Singapore on January 7. The new 600-guest ship was christened by world-famous artist and soprano Sarah Brightman. Guests...

  • Problems sleeping?

    Problems sleeping?

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common and debilitating condition, and can affect people at any age, although it is most prevalent from middle age onwards. In OSA, the upper part of the air passage behind the tongue, narrows and often blocks...

  • Emirates rounds off year with new milestones

    Emirates rounds off year with new milestones

    Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments. “Consumer appetite for travel has remained resilient,...

  • Omega: Planet Ocean Deep Black collection

    Omega: Planet Ocean Deep Black collection

    In our universe, the Earth’s oceans are naturally linked to the moon in our sky. For Omega, the connection can also be found in our latest ceramic collection. From the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon that was first released in 2013, Omega has...

  • One fifth of health spending ‘waste’

    One fifth of health spending ‘waste’

    A report on health care has found that a significant share of health spending in OECD countries is at best ineffective and at worst wasteful. ‘Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health’ says that at a time when public budgets are under pressure...

  • HSBC share price reaches near 3-year high

    The share index extended yesterday’s gains as it advanced by a further 0.41% to yet another near nine-year high of 4,666.920 points. Today’s uplift in the local equity index was largely driven by the 1.7% jump in the share price of HSBC, which...

  • Retaining telecoms data

    The conflict between data protection and data retention is of deep significance, particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks in the last decade. In 2006, the data retention directive was adopted at EU level,  intended to harmonise rules on...

  • Britain in ‘front seat’ for US trade deal – top Republican

    Britain in ‘front seat’ for US trade deal – top Republican

    Britain would be in the “front seat” to negotiate a new trade deal with the incoming administration of Donald Trump, a top Republican in the United States Senate said, according to the BBC. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...

  • Alibaba’s Ma promises to bring 1m jobs to US

    Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma met US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and laid out the Chinese e-commerce giant’s new plan to bring one million small US businesses on to its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five...

  • Equities gain on commodities rise while dollar falls

    Stocks rose worldwide yesterday supported by a rally in commodities such as copper and precious metals, while the US dollar fell on investor caution ahead of a news conference by US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday. European stock...

  • Saudi embrace of ride-hailing apps drives economic, social change

    Saudi embrace of ride-hailing apps drives economic, social change

    Saudi Arabia hopes its plan to bring a further 1.3 million women into the workforce by 2030 will be given a lift from ride-hailing apps Uber and Dubai-based rival Careem. The cars, which the government says should only be driven by Saudi men,...

  • Company briefs

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather stakeholders’ views on possible options for multilateral reform of the way investment disputes are resolved, including the establishment of a Multilateral Investment Court. The...

  • Share index climbs to a fresh near nine-year high

    Yesterday’s marginal drop in the share index proved short-lived as it rebounded by 0.1% to 4,647.789 points – the highest reading since mid-April 2008. Trading activity was spread across 11 equities with four moving higher, another four registered...

  • Fiat Chrysler ups the ante as automakers respond to Trump

    Fiat Chrysler ups the ante as automakers respond to Trump

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it would invest $1 billion to modernise two plants in the US Midwest and create 2,000 jobs, upping the ante as automakers respond to threats from President-elect Donald Trump to slap new taxes on imported...