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  • 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...

  • You’ve got mail: cease and desist notices from Germany

    You’ve got mail: cease and desist notices from Germany

    Germany remains an interesting market for the Maltese business community given the long standing track record of good relations between the two countries dating back to the 1960s and the fact that Germany remains the power house of Europe. In...

  • Index continues to gain ground

    The Malta Stock Exchange index continued to gain ground in line with its positive trend, having appreciated by 0.78 per cent, to close at 4,521.012 points. Activity was spread across 15 equities, of which eight advanced, three declined and four...

  • Stocks and oil jump as the cold weather lifts energy demand

    Global equity indexes and oil prices climbed for a second day yesterday, as frigid weather across the United States and Europe boosted energy demand. Oil, which had tumbled during a recent rout in world markets, soared nearly 8 per cent earlier...

  • IMF’s Lagarde seeks second term in shadow of court case

    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde launched her campaign for a second term yesterday with ringing endorsements from a host of major economies – and a court case against her looming in her native France. The former...

  • Amazon steps up recruitment as it expands in Europe

    Amazon steps up recruitment as it expands in Europe

    Online retailer Amazon plans to create several thousand jobs in Europe in 2016, more than 2,500 of which will be in Britain, stepping up its expansion in the region, it said yesterday. The jobs form part of an investment by the US-based company to...

  • Calmer markets give sterling some respite

    Sterling rose against the dollar and euro yesterday as investors regained some risk appetite in a market calmed by a halt in the oil slide and a signal that the European Central Bank will ease policy further in March. Mixed data showing UK...

  • Daily currency erort

    The dollar remained on a mixed footing while a shifting in the FX market winds had it on course for a general gain on the week. Timely and reassuring words this week from the chief of the European Central Bank helped put the closest thing to a...

  • Share Index ends week near 8-year high

    The Share Index eased marginally lower this morning to 4,521.012 points as declines in Medserv and Malta Properties Company offset increases in the share prices of Lombard and FIMBank. Over the week, the local equity benchmark edged 0.8 per cent...

  • The paradox of the price of oil

    The price of oil has gone down to around $30 a barrel. We have not seen such prices since 2003. As an aside (which I just cannot help making), I wish I had had these prices when I was chairman of Air Malta. At one stage the price was five times...

  • Cameron urges businesses to speak up about Britain’s EU membership

    Cameron urges businesses to speak up about Britain’s EU membership

    Businesses should speak up about Britain’s membership of the European Union now rather than wait for the upcoming referendum campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday. Cameron told an audience at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss...

  • Eurozone banks to pay €10bn into bailout fund by theend of June

    Eurozone banks are required to pay their annual contributions to a rescue fund by the end of June so that it can reach a €10 billion target in 2016, a member of the fund’s board said yesterday. The Single Resolution Fund (SRF), set up to rescue...

  • ECB’s Draghi eyes March policy review as economic risks grow

    ECB’s Draghi eyes March policy review as economic risks grow

    Turmoil in financial markets and concerns over China and other emerging markets will prompt a March review of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy, president Mario Draghi said yesterday, holding out the prospect of further loosening. The...

  • Barclays to slash 1,000 bank jobs

    Barclays to slash 1,000 bank jobs

    Barclays will cut about 1,000 jobs in investment banking worldwide and close its cash equities business in Asia as new chief executive Jes Staley wields the axe in a bid to reduce costs and boost returns. The harsher-than-expected cuts are among...

  • Oil and stocks climb as Draghi remarks raise stimulus hopes

    Oil prices and global stocks rebounded yesterday, buoyed by comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that raised hopes of further monetary stimulus, following a turbulent few days that wiped trillions of dollars off asset...

  • Virtual reality to hit $1bn this year – Deloitte

    Virtual reality to hit $1bn this year – Deloitte

    Virtual reality (VR) will have its first billion-dollar year in 2016, with about $700 million in hardware sales, and the remainder from content, according to Deloitte Global’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions. The report...