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  • European Capital of Culture 2018

    European Capital of Culture 2018

    Dhalia’s mobile office will serve as a centre for communication and information to the public on initiatives being taken for European Capital of Culture 2018 events. It will be taken around different towns and villages providing information about...

  • Rights of air passengers with reduced mobility

    Rights of air passengers with reduced mobility

    Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2006 gives the right to people with reduced mobility to equal opportunities when opting to travel by air as other citizens. This regulation prohibits operators from refusing reservation or boarding to people because they...

  • IT law office opened at SmartCity Malta

    IT law office opened at SmartCity Malta

    The Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) - www.mitla.org.mt – is a non-profit association active in the research, discussion and circulation of information on legal developments taking place internationally and within the EU with respect to ICT law...

  • Laptop problems

    Q: A year-and-two-months ago I bought a new laptop with a two-year parts and labour warranty. A few weeks ago I returned the laptop to the seller because I could not switch it on and when I finally managed, it made beeping noises. After a week,...

  • Arts council joins EU National Institutes for Culture network

    Arts council joins EU National Institutes for Culture network

    Arts Council Malta has joined the EU National Institutes for Culture (Eunic), a network which aims to expand the role of culture in Europe and to strengthen cultural dialogue, exchange and sustainable cooperation with countries outside the...

  • Weekly advice

    • People with reduced mobility must have equal opportunities when opting to travel by air as other citizens. • They cannot be refused a reservation because they need special assistance. • Disabled travellers have the right to carry two pieces of...

  • BlackBerry to turn to Android

    BlackBerry to turn to Android

    BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.’s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the...

  • Time for rate rise is getting nearer – BOE’s McCafferty

    Time for rate rise is getting nearer – BOE’s McCafferty

    The time for the Bank of England to start raising interest rates is getting closer, and economic data over the next few months will help determine exactly when that will be, a senior Bank of England policymaker said yesterday. Ian McCafferty, a...

  • Index surpasses the 4,000 point level

    The Malta Stock Exchange index sustained its recent winning streak with another significant 1.8 per cent gain – thus registering its fourth consecutive weekly gain to close at 4,021.758 points. Turnover amounted to €1.2 million spread across 15...

  • Shares fall on Greek woes

    A setback in Greek debt talks weighed down US and European shares yesterday, with some investors also holding off bets ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting next week, while oil prices fell on concerns production may rise further. The...

  • Twitter’s Dick Costolo to step down as CEO in yet another shake-up

    Twitter’s Dick Costolo to step down as CEO in yet another shake-up

    Twitter Inc. chief executive officer Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down yesterday amid increasing scrutiny of the company’s slow user growth and inability to attract advertisers at the same rate as its competitors. Costolo will...

  • Rupert Murdoch to hand Fox CEO title to son James

    Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year old media baron, will hand over the chief executive reins at entertainment conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to his 42-year-old son James, a source familiar with the situation said yesterday. Fox chief operating...

  • Daily currency report

    The US dollar rebounded from multi-week lows, reinvigorated by its biggest daily gain against New Zealand’s dollar in four years. Buyers of the kiwi currency are catching a colossal price break after the nation’s central bank surprised many with a...

  • IHI reaches 16-month high

    The share price of International Hotel Investments advanced by a further 1.2 per cent to reach a new 16-month high of 90c1 across eight deals totalling 44,981 shares. Yesterday morning, IHI held its annual general meeting during which shareholders...

  • The European yields and the EUR exchange rate

    Besides the bond market selloff that made the headlines over the past few weeks, another important development is the appreciation of the EUR by some 6.5% from its lows against the USD on the 13th of March. Prima face this could be attributed to...

  • Reforming the market economy

    Last week’s contribution focussed on the publication of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontificie Foundation – A reformed market economy – entrepreneurship for human development. The main thrust of the contribution was that we must create a new economic...

  • Osborne seeks safeguards against EU’s ‘ever-closer union’ mantra

    Osborne seeks safeguards against EU’s ‘ever-closer union’ mantra

    Britain wants a guarantee from the European Union that it will not be penalised for remaining outside the eurozone, Chancellor George Osborne said on Wednesday, setting out one key demand in London’s renegotiation with the bloc. Britain’s...

  • Competition watchdog tells Ryanair to cut Aer Lingus stake

    Competition watchdog tells Ryanair to cut Aer Lingus stake

    Britain’s competition watchdog has told Ryanair in a final ruling to cut its 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, potentially making it easier for British Airways-owner IAG to take over the airline. IAG has made a €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus, but...

  • Stocks, dollar gain on US retail sales

    Global equity markets rose yesterday on optimism Greece would accept an aid-for-reforms deal and on strong US retail sales, which lifted the US dollar and bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. European...

  • Company briefs

    From October 27, Lufthansa will be flying to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. The Airbus A340-300 will fly between Frankfurt and Nairobi four times a week in winter 2015/2016 and five times a week from December 11. The flight times are aligned to...