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  • Italy puzzles over riddle

    Italy puzzles over riddle

    At first glance there is something odd about Italy’s economic data. For months its consumer and business sentiment has been stronger than almost anywhere else in the eurozone, yet economic activity still lags its peers. This disconnect has become...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Saint Roch from Tripoli to Misurata, the Cape Mayor from Aliaga to Tanger Med, the Rita Schepers to Alexandria, the Nicola from Misurata to Skikda, the CMA CGM Norma from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta, the AS...

  • Increased risk of cyber breaches boosting forensic data analytics

    Increased risk of cyber breaches boosting forensic data analytics

    Cyber breaches and insider threats, which include malicious insiders stealing, manipulating or destroying data, are the fastest-growing risks according to executives, and are driving investment in forensic data analytics (FDA) according to EY’s...

  • Key group finance appointments at Hili Ventures

    Key group finance appointments at Hili Ventures

    Hili Ventures, the Malta-headquartered multi-disciplinary group, has announced two key appointments within its top finance team. Long-standing finance director Richard Abdilla Castillo, who has been instrumental in the group’s significant...

  • Microsoft Cloud Services to donate $1billion

    Microsoft has announced a new three-part initiative to ensure that Microsoft’s cloud computing resources serve the public good. As part of this initiative, the recently formed Microsoft Philanthropies will donate $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud...

  • Medserv secures two new logistics support contracts

    Medserv has been awarded two full service logistics contracts, one with STX Heavy Industries of South Korea and one with EMAS-AMC Pte Ltd of Singapore. The contracts require Medserv to utilise both their Malta base facilities and their Libyan...

  • IASB issues new leases standard

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued its leases standard that will require lessees to recognise all leases on their balance sheets, with certain exemptions. This will have the most impact on entities that have significant...

  • MSE boasts positive returns amid global market volatility

    MSE boasts positive returns amid global market volatility

    Despite high volatility in global equity markets the Malta Stock Exchange index closed the week 0.78 per cent higher at 4,521.012 points, a level last reached in April 2008. European equity markets also clos­ed higher after trading at a 15- month...

  • ECB holds out carrot of increased stimulus

    During this month’s monetary policy meeting held last Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) left its key interest rate unchanged at 0.05 per cent, as expected. The overnight deposit rate was left at -0.3 per cent. At the December meeting, the...

  • Company briefs

    The Phoenicia Malta has joined The Leading Hotels of the World. A recent addition to the CampbellGray Hotels portfolio, The Phoenicia is currently closed for restoration and will reopen in spring following significant investment. Upon reopening,...

  • IT governance: why does it matter?

    IT governance: why does it matter?

    Practical IT issues are increasingly becoming a focal point of concern on the agendas of senior management meetings in many organisations. Since IT is a critical component of company survival and growth nowadays, decision-makers should be able to...

  • Toby Price wins Dakar Rally

    Toby Price wins Dakar Rally

    The Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team remains the benchmark at the most demanding and notorious off-road motorsport event worldwide, as rider Toby Price celebrated an emphatic win at the 2016 Dakar Rally when he crossed the finish line in...

  • Facing fears, building dreams

    A new JCI Malta board took office this year in line with Junior Chamber International’s philosophy: ‘One year to lead’. The 2016 team will be led by Clayton Mercieca as national president, Annalisa Schembri as immediate past president, Rachel...

  • Find me a good job

    International online job board www.findmeagoodjob is a great portal for both employers and jobseekers, providing a direct and immediate link between employer and candidate. The website features immediate job alerts using key words, so candidates...

  • Dhalia attends Shanghai property fair

    Dhalia attends Shanghai property fair

    Dhalia recently attended the Luxury Properties Showcase in Shanghai, China. Representing the company was its chairman, Chris Grech. The event brings together the world’s most prestigious property agents and developers. Dhalia Real Estate Services,...

  • VIDA Magazine launches new lifestyle website

    VIDA Magazine launches new lifestyle website

    VIDA Magazine recently launched a new website, featuring articles on travel and lifestyle, fashion and beauty, health and well-being, homes and interiors, restaurant reviews, photography, books and film reviews and culture and history. The website...

  • Ryanair’s 76 cabin crew bases agree five-year deals

    Ryanair’s 76 cabin crew bases agree five-year deals

    Low-cost airline Ryanair has negotiated a five-year pay and conditions deal with all of its 76 cabin crew bases across Europe, following the successful conclusion of similar five-year deals at all 76 pilot bases. Following weeks of direct...

  • Show’s Blue Nose initiative collects €7,000 for Inspire

    Show’s Blue Nose initiative collects €7,000 for Inspire

    Over the past 15 years, Bla Kondixin has become known for being one of the best live events in Malta. Year after year, audiences look forward to its biting satire and to be entertained by its unique and talented set of popular characters. The show...

  • Food brand voted best buy by Which?

    Food brand voted best buy by Which?

    High-end food brand Waitrose, available in Malta at Arkadia Foodstores and FoodExpress, has been voted as the best for own-brand items in the UK, according to a survey compiled by consumer champion, Which?. Nearly one in two products researchers...

  • MSV Life makes donation to Nepal orphanage

    MSV Life made a donation to the Shangrila Home in Kathmandu, Nepal which gives street children shelter, food, medical care and education. The donation was presented by MSV Life CEO David Curmi to engineer Marco Cremona, who has been supporting the...