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  • On-wrist device offer

    On-wrist device offer

    For Mother’s Day and until Saturday, emCare will be launching special offers on a variety of healthcare solutions aimed at peace of mind, accident prevention and independence at home. This week, one can purchase the emCare Hub and add-on devices...

  • CPE-accredited training courses on performance

    CSB Group is organising a number of CPE-accredited training courses, taking place in the coming months. The training will be delivered by Joe Gerada, freelance management consultant and CIPD trainer for organisations in Malta and abroad. The next...

  • Banif team donates blood

    Banif team donates blood

    The mobile blood donation unit paid a visit to Gzira, where Banif Bank’s Central Services are located. A number of employees rolled up their sleeves and made an all-important blood donation, helping to answer the regular calls for blood put out by...

  • Not your run-of-the-mill fruit

    Not your run-of-the-mill fruit

    The rambutan, a fruit imported by Fruitland Company, has a spiky exterior which is not very appealing. However, the seemingly prickly shell is nothing but a thin soft exterior protecting a delicate, pearly white fruit within. The rambutan is to...

  • Be the first to protect your business design

    The design industry in Malta depends heavily on micro-enterprises, be it family-owned businesses, small start-ups or semi-established businesses. Examples of innovative designs include shoes, furniture, crafts and jewellery items. A company that...

  • Trip to Olympic Games with Visa

    Trip to Olympic Games with Visa

    Visa Europe, a worldwide sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will be having a grand prize giveaway worth approximately €25,000. One Visa cardholder could be in the chance to win a four-night dream-trip for two to the upcoming Olympic Games in...

  • 79% go for quality seal

    An astounding 79.3 per cent of polled Maltese citizens expressed that they would rather buy a certain product or choose a specific service if it carried the prestigious QUDAL – QUality meDAL – accolade for top quality. This high percentage...

  • Worst may be over for Russia as risks rise in central Europe – IMF

    Worst may be over for Russia as risks rise in central Europe – IMF

    The worst of the economic slump in Russia may be over, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, but warned possible eurozone stagnation and shifting politics made central Europe’s prospects increasingly uncertain. The IMF’s twice-yearly...

  • MFC Bancorp Ltd releases annual results

    MFC Bancorp has finally released its results for 2015, after losses incurred by one of its finance and supply chain customers in February 2016 held up the sign-off by its auditors. “We had to determine an allowance for credit losses against our...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    The Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business and the University of Malta have launched the 2016 edition of the Take Off Seed Fund Award. The sum of €100,000 will be allocated through the award to entrepreneurs and researchers to...

  • Index maintains positive stance

    The Malta Stock Exchange index extended last week’s gain by a further 0.48 per cent, to close at 4,568.514 points. Activity was spread across 19 equities of which 11 increased in value, six fell and two closed unchanged. Turnover amounted to €1.4...

  • Bosses take bigger share of top British firms’ profits

    Chief executives at Britain’s largest companies had a pay cut last year. But profits fell further, ensuring a decade-long trend of bosses taking a rising share of corporate profits continued. The average pay for chief executives of a company in...

  • Shares down following US jobs figures

    Stock markets worldwide dipped yesterday after April US employment data showed the fewest jobs added in seven months, adding to concerns over economic growth, while short-dated Treasury yields sank. Non-farm payrolls increased by 160,000 jobs last...

  • Oil falls as investors cash in one month-long gains

    Oil falls as investors cash in one month-long gains

    Oil prices fell yesterday as investors cashed in on a 20-per cent rise over the past month, outweighing the impact of crude production cuts in Canada where a huge wildfire has disrupted oil sands operations. Oil prices were down around one per...

  • ECB to stop issuing €500 note but keep it legal tender

    The European Central Bank will stop issuing €500 banknotes towards the end of 2018 on concerns it could facilitate illicit activities but outstanding bills will remain in use indefinitely, the ECB said in a statement. “The €500 note will remain...

  • The EU spring forecast

    Earlier this week the European Commission published its spring forecast, which seeks to evaluate the economic prospects for the whole of the EU, for the eurozone and for each individual member state. With regard to growth in the eurozone, the...

  • Alibaba’s revenue rises 39% as more buy online

    Alibaba’s revenue rises 39% as more buy online

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China’s biggest e-commerce company, said fourth-quarter revenue rose 39 per cent, beating Wall Street estimates, helped by growth in gross merchandise volume. Revenue rose to 24.2 billion yuan (€3.3 billion) in the...

  • Britain’s economy slows, risks stalling as EU vote nears – PMI

    Britain’s economy slows, risks stalling as EU vote nears – PMI

    Britain’s economy slowed in April and may stall as consumers worry about June’s EU referendum, reaching levels at which in the past the Bank of England began to consider rate cuts, a survey of the dominant services industry showed. If last month’s...

  • US and European shares rise with oil price, dollar gains

    US and European stock markets recovered yesterday after a rebound in oil prices boosted energy shares, with some strong European earnings reports also supporting stocks in the region, while the dollar rose ahead of today’s US employment data. Oil...

  • FIMBank reaches 2-year high

    FIMBank reaches 2-year high

    The MSE Share Index recovered some of yesterday’s losses as it bounced back by 0.25% to 4,566.103 points on improved trading activity amounting to €267,000. Most notably, FIMBank plc advanced 1.3% to a fresh 2-year high of USD0.775 across 26,000...