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  • 25 European banks are set to fail health checks – sources

    25 European banks are set to fail health checks – sources

    A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said, providing a snapshot of the health of the region’s lenders. The health checks, led by...

  • A collective effort

    A collective effort

    In a recent episode of South Park, the boys try their hand at crowdfunding. Their plan is simple: set up a new company with a catchy name and do nothing, except watch the money roll in. “There’s more to starting a company than just a catchy name,”...

  • Frank Salt wins European Property awards

    Frank Salt wins European Property awards

    Frank Salt Real Estate has won the Best Real Estate category for Malta in the European Property Awards. The company was also highly commended as Best Lettings Agency in Malta, a title it had won in 2011. The awards were presented to director...

  • In richness and in wealth

    In richness and in wealth

    Being the CEO of Microsoft translates into a lot of column inches. In recent days, two metaphorical inches got plenty of editorial highlights for Satya Nadella. The first was when Nadella, the Indian-American executive who took over as Microsoft...

  • SAP forum to tackle innovation

    SAP and its partners are organising the SAP Forum on November 5 at the Westin Dragonara Hotel, St Julian’s. The title of the forum is ‘Innovation through simplification’ and it will be focusing on the ‘perfect storm’ of breakthrough technology...

  • Qualified training in EU aviation security standards

    Qualified training in EU aviation security standards

    Maltese companies which previously sought to train their key security personnel and have them qualified in aviation security encountered difficulties in finding trainers and many times had to resort to foreign trainers. G4S Malta is now positioned...

  • MSE index reaches an 11-week high

    MSE index reaches an 11-week high

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index registered its highest weekly gain over the past seven weeks, as it closed 0.85 per cent higher at 3,370.919 points – an 11-week high. This followed gains in shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc, Go plc and Lombard...

  • Going direct

    Going direct

    Paying bills is already, by its very own nature, not something we look forward to. Add to it the bother of sending cheques by mail, having to go to your service providers’ office to pay them directly, or waiting behind a long and winding queue at...

  • Eurozone recession fears ease slightly

    The Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the eurozone increased to 52.2 in October from 52.0 in September, according to data by Markit Economics. This is the 16th consecutive month that the index has been above the 50 level that...

  • Looking good

    Looking good

    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And it is: finding someone attractive is a very subjective experience and depends on your singular and individual tastes. The same applies to many other things in life, from travel and food to...

  • Company briefs

    The Institute of Director’s Malta branch (IoD) in conjunction with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Malta Institute of Management (MIM) are holding a workshop on ‘Why corporate service providers (CSPs) have no choice but to...

  • Power to the paying people

    Power to the paying people

    The plot was simple enough: put Breaking Bad dolls on Toys R Us shelves and sell them. Yet true to the nature of AMC’s hit series, the plot could only twist and turn and end badly. In fact, as a reaction to the action figures, a Florida mother...

  • An actuary’s role in life insurance

    An actuary’s role in life insurance

    Looking after your financial health is no different to looking after your physical health. If you want the best care, you turn to an expert. If you need life-saving surgery, you’re safer in the hands of a specialist surgeon. It’s no different with...

  • Fill up on green

    Fill up on green

    Around 15 per cent of licenced cars on local roads are commercial vehicles. What is their burden on local roads, in terms of usage, pollution and congestion? Unfortunately there is no data or studies that have over the years computed the overall...

  • Mazars seminar focuses on key Solvency II issues

    Mazars seminar focuses on key Solvency II issues

    Mazars Malta, a member firm of the international auditing firm, recently organised a seminar titled Solvency II – A Practical Approach, which was attended by over 60 representatives from the insurance sector, which will be affected by Solvency II.

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  • Growing global

    Growing global

    Fimbank recently inaugurated its branch in Greece. What services will the Athens branch be offering? Fimbank’s Athens branch will be providing a comprehensive range of trade finance, forfeiting, factoring and banking solutions, targeting corporate...

  • Re/Max & Friends adds its support for Pink October

    Re/Max & Friends adds its support for Pink October

    Re/Max & Friends Foundation, the charitable organisation recently founded by real estate company Re/Max Malta, is supporting Pink October, an endeavour in aid of breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October. As part of its corporate...

  • When goods bought are not as described by the trader

    When goods bought are not as described by the trader

    One of the legal obligations traders have is that the goods they sell to consumers must be as described in the contract of sale. Nearly every kind of product consumers buy involves a description of some kind. For instance, clothes usually have...

  • An online challenge

    An online challenge

    When buying online, Maltese prefer to buy from foreign merchants rather than Maltese ones. The Malta Communications Authority has launched the National eCommerce Strategy to support the take-up of eCommerce and the provision of eCommerce-related...

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