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  • Director of Care at Hilltop Gardens

    Director of Care at Hilltop Gardens

    Charmaine Attard has been appointed director of care at Hilltop Gardens Retirement Village, a subsidiary of AX Holding, which brings the concepts of independent living and assisted care under one roof. Ms Attard is a nurse by profession with more...

  • Commercial warranties: are they worth the money?

    Commercial warranties: are they worth the money?

    Goods should conform to the descriptions and specifications provided by the seller in the contract of sale and if the product purchased does not provide the functions it is reasonably expected to, you as a consumer are entitled to a remedy. In...

  • Colours of Malta event

    Colours of Malta, Travel and Incentives hosted a group of 600 people from one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Delegates from all over northern Europe attended a full programme of events, experiencing Malta’s cultural sites and dining...

  • Having problems with mobile phone charging

    Having problems with mobile phone charging

    Q: A year-and-a-half ago, I purchased a mobile phone from a local seller. A few weeks ago I had a problem with the mobile phone’s charging port. Basically, the charging port broke and I could not insert the charger into the mobile phone. I took...

  • Greece offers some concessions as ‘tired’ creditors urge progress

    Greece offers some concessions as ‘tired’ creditors urge progress

    Greece offered some concessions yesterday on reforms demanded by international lenders in return for new funding before Athens runs out of money, but eurozone creditors said negotiations needed to speed up to get a deal by June. After talks with...

  • MSE Index extends downward trend

    The MSE Index added on to last week’s negative performance by a further 0.57 per cent, to close at 3,727.85 points. Turnover amounted to €1.55 million as activity was spread across 14 issues of which gainers and losers tallied at five, while four...

  • Equities hit all-time high, Nasdaq to extend record

    Equities across the globe rode to all-time highs yesterday, with positive corporate earnings and a record peak for the Nasdaq Composite stoking investor optimism. US giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google led Wall Street higher, prepping the Nasdaq...

  • Documents show flash crash trader’s frenetic business dealings

    Documents show flash crash trader’s frenetic business dealings

    The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, US court documents have...

  • Market timing with moving averages

    Market timing with moving averages

    Ever since computers became mainstream and numerous financial websites began offering stock charting, monitoring stock prices and their moving averages (MA) has never been easier. With the exception of Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), who...

  • Daily currency report

    The US dollar seesawed in a familiar range and looked for a session catalyst in US data on the jobs and housing markets. Global markets nursed a subdued bias following disappointing manufacturing news from Asia and Europe. Meanwhile, Greece seemed...

  • Share index down for third successive week

    The share iIndex closed minimally lower today at 3,727.85 points as the losses in International Hotel Investments , Malta International Airport and Plaza Centres offset the gains in three other equities. The equity benchmark trended in negative...

  • Investors are looking for yield

    Although I might sound a bit technical for the first few sentences of this article, rest assured you do not have to be a professional reader to understand where I am going. Simply speaking, in the high yield fixed income market exposure to an...

  • Food and water sustainability

    Earth Day was marked last Wednesday. There are, of course, different viewpoints as to whether the claims being made about the extent of climate change and its impact on the environment are exaggerated or not. However, irrespective of one’s...

  • BP agrees on UK gas pipeline stake sale to infrastructure fund

    BP agrees on UK gas pipeline stake sale to infrastructure fund

    BP has agreed to sell its stake in one of Europe’s biggest gas pipelines to Antin Infrastructure Partners for £324 million, giving the fund near-full ownership of the asset after it bought out BG last year. The sale of the Central Area...

  • Barclays sees ‘significant’ progress in conduct probes

    Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins said yesterday he expects the bank to make “significant” progress this year towards settling outstanding investigations into past misconduct. “I expect we will make significant, though sometimes difficult,...

  • Doubts increasing on Greece – EU’s vice president Dombrovskis

    Doubts increasing on Greece – EU’s vice president Dombrovskis

    European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said yesterday there were increasing doubts about the situation in Greece, and warned that if financial instability were to return there would likely be no economic growth there this...

  • Osborne avoids deficit slip-up

    Osborne avoids deficit slip-up

    British Finance Minister George Osborne met his target for lowering the country’s budget deficit in the 2014/2015 financial year, avoiding an embarrassment two weeks before a national election. The Office for National Statistics also said...

  • Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh on profit

    Facebook revenue growth slows, costs weigh on profit

    Facebook Inc. posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits. Facebook has warned of heavy investments in 2015 as it steps up efforts to expand a collection of products...

  • ECB survey of experts paints brighter eurozone outlook

    ECB survey of experts paints brighter eurozone outlook

    Economists and other experts surveyed by the European Central Bank pared back their predictions yesterday for inflation to just above zero for this year as oil prices stay low, but expect it will pick up strongly in 2016 and beyond thanks to fresh...

  • Oil prices jump on Middle East worry as US stocks advance

    Oil prices climbed to their highest levels of the year yesterday as tensions in the Middle East sparked supply concerns, while the boost from energy-related stocks helped US equities shrug off a batch of soft economic data. Brent crude touched a...

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