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  • Differences over MIP project at airport

    Differences over MIP project at airport

    There are contrasting views on whether the development of a site within the airport perimeter would impact operations, with Malta International Airport saying it would not in any way restrict development, but sources insisting that it would. The...

  • Start-Up programme to be extended

    Start-Up programme to be extended

    Young Enterprise is going to repeat its Start-Up programme for entrepreneurs, building on the success of last year’s pilot programme. Start-Up is the natural progression for Young Enterprise, which over 26 years has grown from the HSBC Company...

  • Malta ‘naive’ to look at social digital games of skill – Bengtsson

    Malta ‘naive’ to look at social digital games of skill – Bengtsson

    Social digital games of skill are being seen by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority as the natural evolution for Malta from the i-gaming industry – but one of the main operators in Malta believes that this is “naive”. “Betsson looked at social...

  • MSE Share Index closes marginally higher in Q3

    MSE Share Index closes marginally higher in Q3

    During the third quarter of the year, the equity market benchmark closed 1.1 per cent higher at 3,333.187 points. Although the summer months are generally a quieter period for market activity on the Stock Exchange, trading activity across the...

  • MFSA awaits outcome of changes

    MFSA awaits outcome of changes

    Last January, Joe Bannister agreed to stay on at the helm of the Malta Financial Services Authority for a further five years. Although as the regulator he cannot comment on any cases, Vanessa Macdonald still found plenty of other challenging...

  • Shifting sands at Grand Harbour

    The news that there is one bidder for the whole of the Marsa Shipbuilding site is a double-edged sword. It is, of course, a great relief to know that this project might actually get off the ground after so many failed starts. But it is undoubtedly...

  • Re-assessing the role of government

    Every economy has to address three challenges: what to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce. There are two extremes: either all choices are determined by the government or else market forces dictate. All nations are mixed economies,...

  • Ħal Far groupage should be privatised – Vella

    Ħal Far groupage should be privatised – Vella

    Ħal Far groupage complex should no longer be under the control of the Customs Department – and should be open round the clock, according to the head of Express Logigroup Jonathan Vella. Mr Vella has invested heavily in his company, growing from a...

  • ICT companies eyeing growth as demand for IT graduates soars

    ICT companies eyeing growth as demand for IT graduates soars

    There are not enough students taking up IT courses at the University even though there is clearly demand in the workplace, according to the dean of the ICT Faculty, Ernest Cachia. There was a time in the not too distant past when the demand used...

  • New ECB measures mark new policy phase – Constancio

    New ECB measures mark new policy phase – Constancio

    The European Central Bank is embarking on a new policy phase with its latest stimulus measures, ECB vice president Vitor Constancio said, vowing to steer the central bank’s balance sheet “significantly higher”. Since summer, the ECB has cut...

  • Britain’s EE launches TV service to boost broadband sales

    EE, Britain’s biggest mobile operator, is to launch a new TV service to help it compete with rivals BT and TalkTalk who have won over customers by offering premium programming as part of a broadband package. EE, jointly owned by Orange and...

  • Go chair for auditing forum

    Go chair for auditing forum

    Ingrid Azzopardi, Go’s group internal auditor, has been appointed chairman of The Malta Forum for Internal Auditors for a two year period. Ms Azzopardi, an active member on the executive committee, is a founder member of the forum which was set up...

  • Avellino joins UIA

    Avellino joins UIA

    Untours Insurance Agents has appointed Joe Avellino as technical advisor. He joins the UIA Team after his last position as chief operations officer at Allcare Insurance. Mr Avellino spent 25 years with Middlesea Insurance plc and also held senior...

  • CEO for Med Corporate Bank

    CEO for Med Corporate Bank

    Experienced banker Charles Cini has been appointed CEO of the newly launched Mediterranean Corporate Bank. The appointment comes after Mediterranean Bank’s acquisition of Volksbank Malta, now renamed to Mediterranean Corporate Bank. Mr Cini moved...

  • Agius replaces Denaro at BOV

    Agius replaces Denaro at BOV

    Victor Denaro has taken early retirement from Bank of Valletta, with Joseph Agius appointed chief technology officer in his stead. Mr Denaro will remain a consultant to the bank for a period of time to help with various projects. Mr Agius joined...

  • Benefit from discounts and special offers during R Living’s Open Week

    Benefit from discounts and special offers during R Living’s Open Week

    R Living will be holding this year’s edition of their October Open Week from Wednesday October 15 to Sunday October 19. During these days, the R Living showroom on the Mrieħel Bypass will be open all day till 8pm. Throughout this period, R Living...

  • Keep it up with your IT infrastructure

    Keep it up with your IT infrastructure

    With today’s challenges, companies and organisations are increasingly looking for ways of increasing their productivity by focusing on their business. With the advent of mobile technology, cloud services and various internet threats, companies are...

  • HSBC Yes 4 Students offers gifts on all new accounts

    HSBC Yes 4 Students offers gifts on all new accounts

    HSBC Malta, in partnership with Scan Malta, is offering a wide range of gifts to complement the HSBC Yes 4 Students financial packages. All students who open an HSBC Yes 4 Student account before October 31 can choose one of the following instant...

  • 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’re a sole trader or an established company, Middlesea will work with you to create...

  • The capacity to innovate

    The capacity to innovate

    According to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Competitiveness Report’, Switzerland remains the world’s most competitive economy. Malta, on the other hand, now finds itself in 47th place, slipping down six positions in the ranking. Why this...