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  • Use of cloud for core HR processes on the increase

    Use of cloud for core HR processes on the increase

    During the third quarter of 2015, PwC surveyed over 650 companies around the world about their organisation’s use of HR technology. The research shows that HR’s big bet on cloud is still dominating the change agenda at an ever increasing rate. In...

  • New appointments at APS Bank

    New appointments at APS Bank

    Wilhelm Attard and Anthony Buttigieg have joined APS Bank as head of Operations Support and head of Retail and Commercial Banking, respectively. Mr Attard has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, most recently with HSBC and previously...

  • Contactless payments technology on the rise

    Contactless payments technology on the rise

    Cashiers and customers across Malta and Gozo have new reasons to exchange smiles instead of cash as more retailers adopt Contactless payment technology in 2016. This is now possible as Global Payments have successfully managed to certify the...

  • Two thirds of UK private equity specialists will vote against Brexit

    A survey carried out by RSM among private equity specialists has revealed that two thirds are planning to vote to remain in the EU when British voters take to the polling booths on June 23, with only a fifth saying they would be voting to...

  • MSE index down 0.33%

    MSE index down 0.33%

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index added a further 0.33 per cent to the previous week’s 0.1 per cent decline, to close the third week of May lower at 4,548.199 points. Gains in the share prices of four equities, primarily the large cap equites...

  • Fed targets June for possible rate hike

    According to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s April policy meeting released last week, policymakers see the possibility of an interest rate hike coming in June. It is the strongest sign that the Fed is planning measures to tighten in the near...

  • Company briefs

    Citadel Insurance plc. has strengthened its insurance offering to include private medical insurance, formerly offered through its subsidiary, as part of its product range. The health insurance products, underwritten by Citadel Insurance plc. are...

  • Promoting values as Europeans

    Promoting values as Europeans

    Maria Azzopardi, second year work and HR student at the Centre for Labour Studies, University of Malta, talks about her experience attending Social Europe Days 2016 in Brussels and Leuven. Think of friendly competitions, heated debates,...

  • Guidance teachers briefed on current job market trends

    Whereas roles in administration, accounting, sales and business development were among the most sought after by employees and employers alike, indications show that future employment growth in Malta over the coming years will be concentrated in...

  • Global transfers feature on bank app

    HSBC Malta recently announced the introduction of the global transfers feature on its mobile banking app. The bank’s Premier and Advance customers can now make transfers between their international HSBC accounts using their smartphones and iPads...

  • Talk on documenting, studying oral traditions

    Talk on documenting, studying oral traditions

    On Wednesday at 4.30pm in the Faculty of Arts Library of the University, Prof. Mourad Yelles (pictured) will be giving a public talk in English entitled ‘Some main issues on oral tradition. Women’s urban quatrains in North Africa’. His overview...

  • Estate agents move to new head office

    Estate agents move to new head office

    Excel Homes Real Estate Ltd has moved into its new corporate head office in Attard to be able to offer a better service to its steady stream of clients. The open-plan offices on three floors foster a team spirit among the 15 consultants, managers...

  • Nominations for national award for self-achievement accepted

    No one can deny that the current economic situation is rapidly changing and that the number of people and households with an equalised disposable income below the poverty threshold is on the decline. However, beyond the numbers, there are...

  • Back on the market

    Back on the market

    It’s like one of those movies: you think that the hero is, sadly, gone for good, but then he returns from the dead, seemingly fit and unharmed. Some 18 months ago, it looked like we had seen the end of Nokia, with Microsoft selling the brand for...

  • Maltco employees give blood

    Maltco employees give blood

    Maltco visited the Blood Bank at the National Blood Transfusion Centre in a bid to help save lives. Directors, managers and employees from various departments within the company donated blood. Maltco staff has been consistent supporters of the...

  • Advanced operational intelligence

    Microsoft Corp. and Rolls-Royce, a leading manufacturer of aero engines for the airline and business aviation market, announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to Rolls-Royce customers. Rolls-Royce will integrate Microsoft...

  • New Deloitte Banking Risk Lab initiative

    The Deloitte Banking Risk Lab is an initiative to organise a series of events, workshops and training sessions for risk professionals in the banking sector. Over the last few years, bank regulatory requirements have increased significantly as part...

  • Zooming in

    Zooming in

    Macro photography is a very popular and striking form of art that requires a lot of effort but can be very rewarding. A good macro picture has the capability of giving us a unique insight into life in miniature, and brings out details which are...

  • Finance Malta annual conference

    Vacancy Centre will be attending and exhibiting at the ninth annual conference organised by Finance Malta on Wednesday and Thursday at the Hilton Malta. This year’s conference will be entitled ‘Malta’s financial services industry: sustaining...

  • Click or treat?

    Click or treat?

    We might think of online shopping as a recent development. However, e-commerce was first introduced in the 1960s through an electronic data interchange on value-added networks. The medium grew with the increased availability of internet access and...