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  • Is it the end of the line for South Asia’s ship graveyards?

    Is it the end of the line for South Asia’s ship graveyards?

    In the world’s biggest ship recycling centre of Alang on India’s Arabian Sea coast, workers with blow torches cut segments of steel stripped from the rusting hull of a towering cargo ship, sold for scrap by its Japanese owner. But in this town –...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Pollux from Antalya to Antalya, the CMA CGM Rigoletto from Fos-sur-Mer to Suez (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Rio Charleston from Antwerp to Haifa, the Eclips from Algiers to Algiers (both...

  • New CEOs for APS, Fimbank

    New CEOs for APS, Fimbank

    New chief executive officers are being appointed to two banks in Malta – APS Bank and Fimbank – with a link between the two. The new CEO of APS, due to be officially announced in the coming days, is Marcel Cassar, the first executive vice...

  • Spa treatments for passengers on Air Malta

    Spa treatments for passengers on Air Malta

    Thousands of miles away in China, Air Malta’s future hangs in the balance as a strategic investor is sought – but just in case any of that tension was seeping through to its passengers, the airline had a solution: a spa treatment. The Sky Spa is...

  • 10.5% drop in counterfeit euro banknotes in first half of 2015

    10.5% drop in counterfeit euro banknotes in first half of 2015

    In the first half of 2015 a total of 454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation –10.5 per cent down on the figure for the second half of 2014, but still higher than in the first half of 2014. The number of counterfeits...

  • Lower oil prices? Not for petrol consumers in Europe

    Lower oil prices? Not for petrol consumers in Europe

    Crude oil prices may be falling, but things are not so rosy for European petrol consumers. Petrol pump prices in the 28-member European Union hit their highest since early November last week, according to the EU’s statistics office. Benchmark...

  • Counting the cost for Greece and Europe

    Counting the cost for Greece and Europe

    When Greek leaders began a shift in policy last year to ease themselves out from under the tutelage of foreign creditors, they hoped it would bring economic as well as political gains. Nine months on, falling output and a slump in asset values...

  • Easyjet hits one million mark

    Easyjet hits one million mark

    Low-cost carrier Easyjet has carried one million passengers between Malta and London Gatwick. Easyjet launched its services to Malta in 2008, and in addition to London Gatwick operates flights to Belfast, Manchester, Milan Mal­pensa, Naples,...

  • Creditinfo acquire Credit Bureau in Morocco

    Creditinfo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a credit bureau operation in Morocco, from Experian. The office is based in Casa­blanca, and at this stage has no intention of moving location. Creditinfo is a leading service provider...

  • Preparations under way for 2015 MiGS

    Preparations are well under way for the seventh MiGS, with the organisers promising “the strongest programme and an exceptionally strong speaker line up”. The Malta iGaming Seminar (MiGS) will be hosted at The Corinthia Hotel, St Julian’s, from...

  • Women’s careers hindered by fear of ‘too bossy’ label

    Women’s careers hindered by fear of ‘too bossy’ label

    There have been advances in corporate gender diversity but fears of being labelled ‘too bossy’ remain, potentially hindering career progression for women, according to a survey released recently by Deloitte Global. Sixty-five per cent of...

  • Windows 10 to be launched on July 29

    Windows 10 to be launched on July 29

    Microsoft will launch Windows 10 on July 29, with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people...

  • MSE index rises as investors’ appetite grows

    MSE index rises as investors’ appetite grows

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index continued to trend higher, locking in a weekly gain of 0.65 per cent, to close at a fresh seven-year high of 4,155.626 points. The index’s positive performance was significantly enhanced by gains in the share...

  • Greece needs more debt relief – IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) questioned Greece’s ability to deliver on promised bailout reforms and warned in its clearest message yet that the eurozone must commit to debt restructuring to ensure that the latest bailout programme will...

  • Company briefs

    Vodafone Malta is giving its prepaid customers a range of gifts each time they top-up during the months of July and August. The gifts consist of a choice of three different free bundles: a mobile internet bundle; a call-time bundle; or an SMS bundle.

  • Co-operatives and the fair society

    Co-operatives and the fair society

    This year’s theme for the International Day of Co-operatives is centred around the aspect of equality and the role of co-operatives in making our societies fair and sustainable. With the advent of globalisation, there were dreams of a more...

  • Furniture brand extends concept showroom

    July 10 marked the end of a two-year investment phase, whereby following the introduction of the Pensarecasa brand in 2014, Rustica has now opened an extension of the concept showroom to showcase a selection of competitively-priced products for...

  • Employment law free webinar

    A free 90-minute webinar is being organised by the Employment Law Alliance on Wednesday, entitled ‘Privacy rights in the workplace for employees in Africa and the Middle East’. For employers with operations in Africa and the Middle East, the...

  • New Silkroutes Group in innovation drive to shape energy, technology portfolio

    New Silkroutes Group Ltd will be trading under a new corporate identity. This was announced by NSG chairman Cai Sui Xin, who said that the changes in the company better reflected a broader business commitment and the earlier appointment of new...

  • Property consultants receive Coldwell Banker training

    Property consultants receive Coldwell Banker training

    A number of Coldwell Banker Paramount Realty property consultants have completed an intensive course that further prepares them for their career in real estate. Coldwell Banker Malta managerial director Hermann Mallia said it is critical for new...