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  • Putting value back into Valyou

    Putting value back into Valyou

    The former GS superstore brand has now changed to Valyou Supermarkets, reinventing itself around the new brand promise of providing added value to customers through the product offering and shopping experience. “A lot goes into re-envisioning and...

  • Sigma 2016 conference

    Castille, a specialist recruitment and search firm in tech and financial talent, took part in Sigma 2016 by organising panels in relation to HR, regulation, engagement and retention in the gaming industry. The opening statement to a series of...

  • Unesco Club (Malta) committee

    Unesco Club (Malta) committee

    The Unesco Club (Malta) committee 2016-2018 is made up of Christine Zammit, Marion Tanti, Agnes Mattocks, John Zammit, Victor Rutter, chairman, Charles Mattocks, secretary, Saviour Zammit, PRO, Angelo Attard, Maryrose Borg and Ralph Camilleri,...

  • Malta Stock Exchange presents awards at annual dinner

    Malta Stock Exchange presents awards at annual dinner

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) inaugurated an awards dinner presided over by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna with over 120 people within the financial and business sector attending. Three awards were given on the night. The Lifetime Achievement...

  • Commemorative €2 coins issued

    Commemorative €2 coins issued

    The Central Bank of Malta will tomorrow be issuing a €2 commemorative coin under a new From Children in Solidarity programme, with the first theme being ‘Solidarity through love’. This is an initiative between the bank, the Ministry for Education...

  • Driving safely – do we really have what it takes in Malta?

    Driving safely – do we really have what it takes in Malta?

    This year has not been a good one for fatalities and serious injuries caused by road accidents.  In spite of all the road safety campaigns, educational video clips and stricter driving tests, the problem seems to get worse rather than better. What...

  • Dhalia opens new office in Valletta

    Dhalia opens new office in Valletta

    Dhalia Real Estate Services has opened a new office in Old Bakery Street, Valletta. As a sponsor of V18, the company sees great potential in the cultural and commercial development of Valletta. Branch manager Mark Borg Mangion will see to the...

  • Fiscal Advisory Council optimistic about deficit

    Fiscal Advisory Council  optimistic about deficit

    The Malta Fiscal Advisory Council has given the government Budget the thumbs up – and even said that the fiscal balance both for 2016 and for 2017 could improve by more than was being targeted. The council said the fiscal deficit-to-GDP targets of...

  • Compensation scheme feedback should be sent by December 5

    There are only a few days left for feedback to be sent to the Malta Financial Services Authority on its proposals for the amendment of the Investor Compensation Scheme. The amendments aim to bring regulations more in line with the Investor...

  • Index turns positive with just five equities gaining ground

    The Malta Stock Exchange index halted the recent slump as most equities with as the major banks share price soared. This meant that the index closed the week 0.6 per cent higher at 4,470.812 points. Bank of Valletta plc, HSBC Bank Malta plc, RS2...

  • Contactless and mobile technology driving shopping payments

    Contactless and mobile technology driving  shopping payments

    Whether online or in-store, buying gifts or enjoying Christmas revelry, shoppers around Europe are foregoing cash, opting for the speed and convenience of new payment methods. With more than 165 million contactless cards and 3.4 million...

  • Bond yields fall on US jobs data, euro flat before Italy vote

    Bond yields fell yesterday as solid US jobs data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually, while stock and currency markets were cautious ahead of an Italian constitutional reform vote tomorrow. Crude...

  • Company briefs

    The Malta Digital Cluster has been launched to create collaboration between academia, researchers, private sector entities and the public sector to take advantage of growth and new opportunities. The Malta Digital Cluster, launched by Malta Life...

  • Daily currency report

    The strong US dollar got off to a weak start to December as its spectacular rally over recent weeks gave way to a pullback ahead of another round of major risk events. A bright outlook for the US economy and hawkish hopes for the Federal Reserve...

  • Tigne’ Mall recaptures all-time high

    The share index offset yesterday’s 0.16% decline as it rebounded by 0.19% to a four-day high of 4,470.812 points. As a result, in contrast to the losses registered in the previous two weeks, the local equity benchmark gained 0.63% during the last...

  • November - a hemorrhage month for bond investors

    Over the past months, investment professionals have questioned whether the 30-year old bull market is heading towards an end. Undoubtedly, the month of November proved to be one of the main concerns for bond investors, as yields across the board...

  • Cuba after Fidel Castro

    Last week I wrote about the developing scenario in the international economic environment following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That developing scenario did not take into account the death of Cuban leader maximo...

  • China manufacturing heats up in November, inflation pressure builds

    China manufacturing heats up in November, inflation pressure builds

    Activity in China’s manufacturing sector grew more than expected in November, expanding at its strongest pace in more than two years, as the world’s second-largest economy picks up momentum heading into what promises to be a tumultuous 2017. After...

  • New chief officer for GO Business

    New chief officer for GO Business

    Christian Sammut has been appointed chief officer of telecoms company GO Business with effect from January 1.  The role is in addition to his current role of Chief Executive Officer of BM IT Limited, which is a fully owned subsidiary within the GO...

  • Philip Morris looks beyond cigarettes with launch of alternative products

    Philip Morris looks beyond cigarettes with launch of alternative products

    Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco company, said it could eventually stub out cigarette sales as it launched an alternative product in Britain. Underlining the regulatory pressures facing the tobacco industry, a...

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