Advert

News

  • Mixed blessings from decline in oil prices

    Mixed blessings from decline in oil prices

    Has oil lost the capacity to shock? The oil price decline is, at least in part, a symptom of a broader disinflationary undercurrent caused by lacklustre global demand. This is not purely the exogenous shot in the arm that many hope for. We need to...

  • Greece: caught between Scylla and Charybdis

    Greece: caught between Scylla and Charybdis

    Greece and the EU are once again navigating troubled waters caught between Scylla and Charybdis. This drama no longer pertains to mythology but to the reality that Europe is living – a reality full of uncertainty and threats to economic...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The OPS Hamburg from Algiers to Algiers, the HH East (ex-Coneast) from Ghazaouet, the Elbdeich from Tunis, the CMA CGM Meknes from Tunis (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the Rio Cardiff from Antwerp to...

  • €6.5m investment in simulator planned

    €6.5m investment in simulator planned

    A French former pilot is investing €6.5 million in an airline simulator for Airbus pilots, which he believes will put Malta – and its current aviation sector – much more firmly within the sights of airline operators. The simulator will be...

  • Chamber joins chorus of disapproval

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has added its voice to the chorus of disapproval over the planned relocation of the Valletta open air market – adding its concern over the hawkers at the entrance to the capital city. The...

  • Half The Hub already taken up

    Half The Hub already taken up

    There has been a tremendous response to the latest business centre offering, The Hub, with over half the 39 suites already occupied in less than two months. The Hub, in San Ġwann, belongs to GX4 who have entrusted its management to real estate...

  • €1bn proposed for the young unemployed

    The European Commission is proposing to make €1 billion from the Youth Employment Initiative available as early as this year. This change will increase by up to 30 times the pre-financing member states receive to boost youth employment – reaching...

  • England rugby hero Sir Clive Woodward for BLM conference

    England rugby hero Sir Clive Woodward for BLM conference

    England rugby hero Clive Woodward is the keynote speaker for this year’s Business Leaders Malta annual conference at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort on February 27. In keeping with this year’s theme Knowledge is Everything, Sir Clive will...

  • Crimsonwing deal boosts KPMG

    KPMG’s acquisition of Crimsonwing, makes it the largest ‘Big Four’ provider in Europe of Microsoft Dynamics consulting and implementation services. The combined entity has a goal of more than doubling in size over three years.an international IT...

  • Central Bank issues new coin to commemorate aqueduct anniversary

    Central Bank issues new coin to commemorate aqueduct anniversary

    The Central Bank of Malta has issued a limited edition silver coin commemorating the 400th anniversary of the inauguration of the Wignacourt Aqueduct. The coin has a face value of €10. The coin was minted at the Royal Belgian Mint and was designed...

  • UK hospitals migrate to new file tracking

    In the last quarter of 2014, NHS Trust Hospitals using 6PM’s file-tracking system started to migrate to its new iFIT2 business solution with many new and improved features. 6PM launched its file-tracking system between 2012 and 2013, enabling...

  • Bluebrain Education to open at SmartCity Malta

    Bluebrain Education Ltd will be opening its doors at SmartCity Malta in May, 2015, offering targeted English language training for entities and their specific industry. It was inspired by the research undertaken as part of the Bluebrain Project,...

  • Hili Properties acquires Latvian retail complexes

    Hili Properties acquires Latvian retail complexes

    Hili Properties, the property management subsidiary of Hili Ventures, has acquired nine retail complexes in Latvia, adding 27,000 square metres to its international commercial real estate portfolio. Hili Properties holds and manages a strategic...

  • MSE positive streak ends

    MSE positive streak ends

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index ended the first week of February in the red, halting a seven-week winning streak. The index had a positive performance during the first three days of the week, extending its gains towards a fresh eight-month...

  • Dollar, bond yields rise on US jobs data

    The dollar and US government debt yields jumped on Friday as a strong American labour market report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by mid-year. Wall Street initially rose and European equities hit a...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Coldwell Banker Paramount Realty has opened a new office in Attard. “This will further strengthen the Coldwell Banker presence in the Maltese market,” said Peter Turtzo, vice president and global operations manager, Coldwell Banker Real Estate...

  • Selling a home the right way

    Selling a home the right way

    When my son was recently unwell, I took him to our preferred paed-iatrician who my partner and I trust, to diagnose and prescribe any necessary remedies based on his competence and experience in the field of medicine. It is, however, not the first...

  • Greek, German ministers clash as ECB snub hits Athens’ banks

    Greek, German ministers clash as ECB snub hits Athens’ banks

    Greece’s new leftist finance minister clashed openly with his powerful German counterpart on Thursday as Athens’ borrowing costs leapt and bank shares plunged following the European Central Bank’s decision to stop funding the country’s...

  • Ireland not yet convinced by IAG’s Aer Lingus offer – transport minister

    Ireland not yet convinced by IAG’s Aer Lingus offer – transport minister

    The Irish government is not yet convinced by a bid from the owner of British Airways for its 25 per cent stake in former state airline Aer Lingus, the country’s transport minister was quoted as saying yesterday. Aer Lingus’ board last week...

  • Malita Investments shares rally by 8.8%

    The Malta Stock Exchange index erased last week’s marginal 0.07 per cent gain as it fell by 0.17 per cent, to close at 3,414.497 points. Total turnover amounted to €1.3 million spread across 18 equities, of which eight gained ground, five declined...