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  • New rules for company service providers – do they affect you?

    The Company Service Providers Act was enacted on December 24, 2013, and requires the registration of any person operating in or from Malta who acts as a company service provider by way of business. Due to the different interpretations that...

  • MFSA extends forex warning

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has issued a general warning about online foreign exchange brokers, following on a few instances where it warned about specific operators. The authority said it was aware of an increasing number of websites...

  • MSE index halts its long losing streak

    Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index last week snapped a six-week losing streak, following a wave of buying interest in banking equities – primarily Bank of Valletta plc (BOV) and Lombard Bank Malta plc shares – as well as shares of International...

  • ECB leaves interest rates unchanged

    The European Central Bank left its key interest rates unchanged last week and dowsed speculation that it might introduce unconventional measures to boost the eurozone’s economy. However, ECB president Mario Draghi said the governing council...

  • Company briefs

    Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa is sponsoring the fourth edition of the Mdina Classic Car Grand Prix, taking place on October 9-12. The Grand Prix started as a casual idea by French entrepreneur and classic car enthusiast Thierry Giovannoni in 2007,...

  • Encouraging leaders to walk the talk

    The international arena has been deluged with information about leadership – whether political, corporate or educational. Books and journals present discussions on leadership traits, styles and skills that matter. Inspirational biographies occupy...

  • Enhancing mental health services in the community

    In 2013, the Richmond Foundation submitted a proposal for a project entitled ‘Enhancing mental health community services’. The proposal was successfully selected after an evaluation process by the Lifelong Learning Programme Selection/Grant...

  • MiGS iGaming seminar to be held in November

    The sixth edition of the Malta iGaming seminar (MiGS) will be held on November 11 and 12 at the Hilton Malta. Last year’s conference was attended by a record number of delegates, with most being executives from foreign countries wanting to get...

  • Preparing tomorrow’s women

    Business and Professional Women (BPW) Valletta Malta has launched the first of a series of Careers Days for girls and young women for 2014. The first was held for Form 2 students at the Sacred Heart School in St Julian’s. BPW (Valletta) Malta, the...

  • Mellieħa local council celebrates active day

    Mellieħa council held activities over four days to celebrate Council Day. The programme kicked off with a snooker tournament final, also organised by the council. Awards were presented to people from various walks of life by councillors. Saviour...

  • School Lab video competition

    School Lab, a science communication video competition for Form 1-4 students, was launched in January and 37 videos were submitted by the end of March. The videos, covering different scientific topics, came from government, church and private...

  • Mitsubishi Electric, Panta Lesco launch new cloud-based apps

    Mitsubishi Electric introduced a new air-conditioning product line-up at its Milan-based headquarters to its top European and Mediterranean partners. Panta Lesco’s general manager Reuben Portanier and Daniel Mifsud from the technical sales team...

  • Farsons Foundation, Simonds Farsons Cisk and University sign agreement

    Following collaboration in the field of industrial heritage, the University of Malta and The Farsons Foundation together with Simonds Farsons Cisk plc are formalising and strengthening their relationship by extending their partnership in areas of...

  • Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop

    British High Commissioner Rob Luke, and Alex Sceberras Trigona, the Prime Minister’s special envoy to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, visited the workshop to welcome participants attending the Modern Diplomacy for Small States...

  • 80% of temporary jobs renewed, 40% extended – Misco Temping

    Temporary jobs, or temping, as it is more commonly referred to in recruitment circles, may sometimes be looked down, missing some of the opportunities this arrangement can offer to those looking for more permanent employment. “At Misco Temping, we...

  • Dhalia Real Estate hosts annual awards ceremony

    ‘Rewarding excellence’ was the theme of Dhalia Real Estate’s 2013 awards ceremony, which saw almost 100 consultants and staff come together at the Xara Lodge, Rabat. “You made 2013 a good year,” Dhalia’s chairman and CEO Chris Grech said. “This...

  • €1,500 donated to L-Istrina after DHL Express plane pull

    DHL Express Malta manager Charles Schiavone and Phoenix Sports Club president Orlando Bonnici presented a €1,500 cheque to the Malta Community Chest Fund at San Anton Palace, Attard, in aid of L-Istrina. Over 120 people, including Opposition MPs...

  • Master of Science in software engineering

    Jesmond Cachia was recently awarded a Master of Science in software engineering from Hertfordshire University. As part of his course, Mr Cachia focused on extending his theoretical knowledge and practical skills of model, methodologies, measures...

  • Master’s in clinical psychology

    Charlene Caruana read for a Master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Malta. The course equipped Ms Caruana with academic training and psychological tools to work with a diverse client group. This included the knowledge of...

  • The Economist Business Roundtable

    Former Italian prime minister and European Commissioner Mario Monti (centre) with, from left, Nathalie Camilleri Sultana, Franco Aloisio, Kevin Rapinett, HSBC Malta chairman Sonny Portelli, Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech, Michel Cordina, James...