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  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Wehr Havel from Algeciras to Livorno, the CMA CGM Adromeda from Djibouti to Valencia (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Hanjin Namu from Port Said to Barcelona (Sullivan Shipping), the Bavaria from Bajaia,...

  • Malta could position itself as alternative for UK operators

    Malta could position itself as alternative for UK operators

    UK operators who would no longer be able to operate freely in the EU would seek to establish a more physical presence in a member state and Malta could very well be a country of choice for such operators, according to Kenneth Micallef, the...

  • On a humanitarian mission

    On a humanitarian mission

    The synergy between entrepreneur Mark Weingard and local businessman Joe Gasan has grown since they ended up around the same board table of Midi’s business centre – so it is perhaps no surprise that Mr Gasan sought the younger man’s advice when he...

  • Brexit: world reflections

    Brexit: world reflections

    Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe president Pedro Agramunt: “Something of the European ideal has been lost today following the UK’s vote for Brexit. Today, the European flag is at half-mast, but sometimes it is necessary to take a...

  • Fortune favours the brave

    Fortune favours the brave

    Malta reported economic growth of 6.3 per cent in 2015 – and companies are contributing to that through a mixture of local growth and international expansion. But success is not automatic and there is no doubt that fortune favours the brave, those...

  • Seeking new horizons

    Seeking new horizons

    For decades, dozens of Maltese companies had their focus on Libya as a gateway to North Africa but the country’s collapse left many of them looking for an alternative market. It is, therefore, no surprise that both the Prime Minister and the...

  • Platform for growth

    Platform for growth

    GATIS EGLITIS, Exante’s co-founder, is breathing a sigh of relief that 2015 is over, preferring to look ahead and boost the company’s momentum to where it should be. Last year, you were embroiled in a €100 million trading scandal uncovered by the...

  • Pouring oil on stormy waters

    The yachting and superyacht industry is not intuitively the obvious subject for the Malta Institute of Management. However, the Yacht and Superyacht Symposium held recently went well beyond what the name implied. Institute head Reuben Buttigieg...

  • Brexit is a test of the extent of political deafness

    Brexit is a test of the extent of political deafness

    When I first moved to The Netherlands three years ago, quite a few things turned out just as I expected. Many were much more positive than I had thought. But one thing stood out as a big surprise – the extent of Euroscepticism among the Dutch...

  • New manager for advisory services at KSi Malta

    New manager for advisory services at KSi Malta

    Bernard Bartolo has joined KSi Malta as a manager to boost the firm’s advisory services. KSi Malta is one of the leading audit, tax and advisory firms in Malta, forming part of Morison KSi, a global association of leading professional service...

  • MPG appoints new general counsel in Malta

    Richard Ambery has been appointed as MPG’s general counsel by Managing Partners Group, the international boutique asset manager. Mr Ambery joins MPG from Malta-based Ganado Advocates, where he was partner and head of capital markets. He began his...

  • General manager for Microsoft’s public sector division

    General manager for Microsoft’s public sector division

    Microsoft has appointed Kostas Loukas as general manager of its public sector division for Central and Eastern Europe. In his new role, Mr Loukas will be responsible for the strategic planning and building of partnerships with public institutions...

  • Head for Environment and Resources Authority

    Ruben Abela has been appointed the first executive head of the Environment and Resources Authority. Mr Abela is specialised in restoration and historic buildings and in the management of planning and environment. He occupied managerial positions...

  • Zahra Snr made IHI director

    Winston V. Zahra has been appointed a director of International Hotel Investments, replacing Michael Beckett. Mr Zahra is the chairman of the Island Hotels Group Holdings and was managing director of the IHG Group until 2009. Prior to 1987, he was...

  • The Brexit effect

    The Brexit effect

    The UK’s referendum on its membership within the EU had been dominating sentiment across international financial markets for several months. Volatility intensified over the past two weeks. As the polls indicated that the Leave campaign was ahead...

  • Malta’s first 1920s themed bar set to open its doors in July

    Malta’s first 1920s themed bar set to open its doors in July

    Love a good 1920s vibe? You will be pleased to know that Malta’s first 1920s prohibition-themed bar, The Thirsty Barber, is set to open its doors to the public at its grand opening on Friday July 22. The Thirsty Barber promises to provide an...

  • Tirrenia to operate from Malta to Catania

    Tirrenia to operate from Malta to Catania

    June 11 saw the arrival of the vessel Moby Aki with over 900 transport operators from Italy and Sicily, all guests of Tirrenia, to launch their services from Malta. These were joined in the evening by another 150 Maltese operators for an event...

  • Sparkasse Bank Malta plc rescues Mattia Preti’s St Nicholas

    Sparkasse Bank Malta plc rescues Mattia Preti’s St Nicholas

    One by one, the seven Mattia Preti paintings adorning the Sarria church in Floriana are finding donors who generously invest funds to support their restoration. This time, it was Paul Mifsud, managing director of Sparkasse Bank Malta plc, who...

  • Accounting for out-of-office employees

    Accounting for out-of-office employees

    While working remotely is not for everyone, advances in technology are making it a feasible reality. In the early 1990s, AIS Technology introduced biometric hand recognition devices instead of the traditional card punch clocks. These devices...

  • Perfectly furnished work environments from Della Valentina Office

    Perfectly furnished work environments from Della Valentina Office

    Della Valentina Office (DVO) is an example of fine quality and excellent customer service brought together to create empowering work environments. From executive to reception desks, workstations, partitions, chairs and meeting tables, Della...

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