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  • Wall St sinks on Portugal woes

    US stocks fell yesterday, joining a European sell-off driven by troubles at Portugal’s biggest listed bank, while prices of US government debt rose and the Japanese yen climbed to a five-month high against the euro. Wall Street seemed to ignore...

  • Company briefs

      The HTC One (M8), described by the Wall Street Journal as the best Android phone ever, is now available from Go. Retailing at €649, the device is available to Go Limitless35 customers at €450, Limitless60 customers at €350 and Limitless99...

  • IHI drags MSE share index to 16-month low

    IHI drags MSE share index to 16-month low

    The equity of International Hotel Investments plc slumped 7.9 per cent during this morning’s session to a new 2014 low of 70c on very shallow volumes of 1,861 shares. The drop in IHI’s share price was the main reason for the 0.8 per cent decline...

  • Big changes ahead for local banks

    Big changes ahead for local banks

    It is all so quiet presently on Malta’s banking front. But it seems as if few people out there are fully aware of what is happening, or what is being done by the banks in what is undoubtedly a most important area, that which concerns their simple...

  • Emirates finalises $56bn Boeing order

    Dubai airline Emirates finalised a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777X jets yesterday, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus. The deal includes purchase rights for an...

  • Stocks eyeing central banks

    A global stocks index was little changed yesterday ahead of key central bank news, while Brent fell as Libyan pumps came back online. Markets were looking ahead to a speech by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Alcoa Inc reported...

  • Tumas Investments taps the bond market again

    Tumas Investments taps the bond market again

    On June 25, Tumas Investments plc announced that it will be exercising its early redemption option and it will be redeeming the €25 million 6.25 per cent bonds on July 31, 2014. The company also announced that, subject to regulatory approval, it...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Agadir from el Khoms to Algiers, the Star Comet from Trapani to Taranto, the Oued Ziz from Skikda to Skikda, the CMG CGM Butterfly from Port Said to Genoa, the Vega Sigma from Annaba to...

  • MSE share index slides to 1-week low

    MSE share index slides to 1-week low

    Following the recent uplift in the MSE share index on the back of the rebound in Go plc’s share price, the local equity benchmark today slipped 0.7 per cent to a fresh one-week low of 3,319.242 points as the share prices of the two large banks...

  • A key asset

    A key asset

    In human resources, sourcing and identifying the perfect candidate to match a particular job is one of the most challenging and important tasks. Recruitment agencies enable employers to manage the costs and risks involved, reducing the hassle of...

  • Strengthening your potential

    Learning never stops. If you want to remain an expert at what you do, you need to keep yourself abreast with the developments in the industry. Only then can your career move forward. “Courses and further training that lead to accreditations are a...

  • Developing a learning organisation

    Developing a learning organisation

    From your experience, do local employers acknowledge the importance of training and invest accordingly? Training and development should always be seen as an investment rather than a cost. No business should be run purely with an accountant’s...

  • The sustainable school in Bali

    The sustainable school in Bali

    Maria Farrugia works at Green School in Bali, which is pioneering a new model of learning that connects sustainability lessons from nature with experiential education. Melanie Vella listens to nature. Another continent, another ocean.

  • New beginnings

    New beginnings

    Any major changes in our lives bring with them some challenges because they are a departure from what has been familiar, tried, tested and true, to something new and forward-looking. A typical example of this is a change of job or career, whether...

  • Because staffing is personal

    Because staffing is personal

      By making things more personal, you give them more meaning while gaining a deeper insight into the real essence of the object you are about to experience. Personalisation in business is about giving a soul, a tangible experience that the user...

  • Ready for launch

    Ready for launch

    Benjamin McClure Takeoff manager What are the main foundations of a knowledge-based economy? Knowledge-based economies are founded on ideas and innovations. I’m pleased to say that a new generation of bright, technically-skilled graduates here in...

  • Minding the gap

    Minding the gap

    In a country where we are often pushed to race from one exam to the next, taking a gap year in between studies it not common. Veronica Stivala speaks to two students and their parents about the ups and downs of having a break. Marta Vella No time...

  • Being different

    Being different

    In today’s world, Malta’s graduates need more than a degree. They need to connect with the world, gain real-life skills and come away with proof of their value to employers everywhere. Like it or not, we are living in a time when most graduates...

  • A genuine team effort

    A genuine team effort

    Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, serving some of the world’s most important and largest private organisations as well as public entities. We operate in 140 different countries with a staff of...

  • Developing the knowledge within the gaming industry

    Having been heavily involved for a number of years in the provision of employees to the online gaming industry both locally and worldwide, staff skills and experience have always been areas that have interested Pentasia. The provision of online...