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  • The unmaking of a political leader

    The unmaking of a political leader

    Good political and business leaders are indeed a rare breed. When a good leader crops up, others try to understand their formula of success and model their behaviour on their strategies. Good leaders believe, often too much, in their persuasive...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Max Cooler from Annaba to Algiers, the Devon Strait from Split to Durres, the CMA CGM Norma from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta, the Nicolas Delmas from Le Havre (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry...

  • China Q2 GDP growth strength surprises but risks are increasing

    China Q2 GDP growth strength surprises but risks are increasing

    China’s economy expanded slightly faster than expected in the second quarter but private investment growth shrank to a record low, suggesting future weakness that could pressure the government to roll out more support measures. Property...

  • Atlas Group managers support New Leaf and National Library

    Atlas Group managers support New Leaf and National Library

    Managers from within the Atlas Group recently visited the National Library to give a helping hand to New Leaf, a non-profit organisation, whose objective is to preserve books and assist with projects at both the National Library of Malta and the...

  • The Definitive(ly) Good Guide in deal with Riedel wine glasses

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide in deal with Riedel wine glasses

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Co Ltd has announced a five-year collaboration with Grech Catering Supplies Ltd, representatives of the prestigious Riedel glasses in Malta, to sponsor The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Wine Awards including the Wine List...

  • Fimbank plc shares up 54% year-to-date

    Fimbank plc shares up 54% year-to-date

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index retreated by a significant 1.55 per cent, closing at 4,497.349 points, as nine equities closed the week in the red. Last week the MSE’s performance was especially weighed down by falls in the share prices of...

  • BOE refrains from cutting interest rates

    The Bank of England (BOE) kept interest rates on hold last week notwithstanding the June 23 referendum. The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted against cutting interest rates and kept its benchmark interest rate at a record low of...

  • Trust the human brand

    Trust the human brand

    When things get uncontrollable, company executives think of which strategies and tactics to develop to minimise costs and liabilities. James Vella Clark asks what makes a human quality such as trust occupy a central place in a brand’s...

  • Prohealth gets Equality Mark

    Prohealth gets Equality Mark

    Due to its commitment to gender equality, as well as its family-friendly measures, the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality recently awarded Prohealth the Equality Mark certification. Over the years, Prohealth has implemented a number...

  • Opportunities for Mcast students

    For the second year running, Banif Bank will be taking a number students on board as part of the Mcast Apprenticeship scheme. The bank has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the college, with several work placements having been arranged...

  • Food waste challenge

    Never has the international and European outcry to combat food waste been louder. Malta is no exception. When we throw away our surplus food as a result of purchasing or cooking too much, we rarely pause to think of the significance and...

  • e-Competence Framework seminar

    The eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with IT Professionalism Europe (IPE), an organisation created by CEPIS, is organising a half-day event on July 28 to present the European e-Competence Framework and its importance for Maltese industry...

  • Real estate brand’s history of success

    Real estate brand’s history of success

    After the devastating earthquake and fire in San Francisco in 1906, young real estate agent Colbert Coldwell saw the need for honest and professional real estate services to help rebuild the city. With two partners, the real estate company of...

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  • Sail to freedom this summer

    Sail to freedom this summer

    Fairway Shipping aims to give customers the opportunity to sail in luxury. Malta is the perfect location to charter, given its abundance of bays, ports and swimming destinations. Its climate makes it ideal to charter throughout the whole year,...

  • Protection from misleading advertising

    Protection from misleading advertising

    Advertising is a marketing tool used by businesses to promote their products and services. Advertisements may take many forms, such as printed adverts in newspapers and magazines, television or radio adverts or signs in shops. Consumers may also...

  • ACCA awards PKF International with Global Approved Employer status

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) recently awarded accountancy network PKF International with the Global Approved Employer status for professional development. ACCA’s prestigious global programme is awarded to employers who...

  • Purchase of portable air conditioner

    Q: I would like to know what rights I have in this case I’m putting forward. A few days ago, I bought a portable 12,000 BTU air-conditioning unit to be used in a particular room in my house. Before the sale was made, I provided the seller with the...

  • Microsoft hosts 2016 Social Innovation Challenge

    Fifty-six students from eight schools participated in the fourth edition of the Social Innovation Challenge organised by youth NGO Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation and supported by Microsoft. The aim of the event was to train...

  • Wrong prescription for glasses

    Wrong prescription for glasses

    Q: Three months ago my son was prescribed new spectacles by an ophthalmologist at a local eye clinic. Based on the prescription, we ordered two pairs of spectacles, one pair for daily use and the other for sports use. When these spectacles were...

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