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  • Customers’ Friend award launched

    International organisation ICERTIAS has invited companies in Malta to apply for the ICERTIAS Customers’ Friend international business award. Maltese companies that consider themselves to have a high-quality and exemplary relationship with...

  • Free online revision sessions in mathematics

    Free online revision sessions in mathematics

    St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a higher education institution licensed by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (Licence no. 196) and an affiliate institution of the University of London, has launched its Free Maths...

  • Batree replaces Batterina – Green Pak’s latest initiative

    Batree replaces Batterina – Green Pak’s latest initiative

    By the end of 2017, Green Pak Coop Society is aiming to reach the EU’s 45 per cent collection target for Malta, which means that almost one half of used batteries will be recycled on an ongoing basis. For this purpose, Green Pak Coop Society has...

  • Upcoming course by Castille Institute

    Castille Institute is organising two courses entitled ‘Investment funds update’ and ‘Intellectual property’ on May 4 and 10 respectively. The purpose of the funds course is to provide practical guidance on the most topical issues surrounding the...

  • Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles millionaire

    Emirates Skywards celebrates yet another Miles millionaire

    In celebration of UAE’s Year of Giving, Emirates Skywards’ annual Thanks a Million campaign has created yet another Miles millionaire while supporting a good cause. Menna Gadou was crowned the lucky winner of one million Skywards Miles. The...

  • GO launches Business Infinity plans

    GO launches Business Infinity plans

    GO plc has launched Business Infinity, fibre internet and telephony plans tailor-made for business. The new plans, offering internet speeds of between 35Mbps and 500Mbps through fibre-to-the-premise connections, and unlimited calls, start from €40...

  • Education Minister, Mcast and JobsPlus visit Medavia

    Education Minister, Mcast and JobsPlus visit Medavia

    Medavia hosted Education Minister Evarist Bartolo on a tour of the firm’s offices and facilities. Mr Bartolo was accompanied by Joseph Caruana, Frank Fabri, Gaetano Bugeja and Dorothy Falzon from the Education Ministry. Mcast chairman Silvio...

  • Infinitely Xara appoints new group general manager

    Infinitely Xara appoints new group general manager

    Infinitely Xara has appointed Edmond Bonett as the new group general manager. Mr Bonett has been in the hospitality industry since he was 16, having worked at the Radisson in St Julian’s for several years before moving overseas, where he worked at...

  • Health Minister unveils new emCare centre for independent living

    Health Minister unveils new emCare centre for independent living

    A new centre that will enable individuals to experience how technology can support their independent living was opened by Health Minister Chris Fearne. EmCare, a division of Idox Health and provider of electronic and mobile care, unveiled its new...

  • Air Malta ranks fifth best regional airline in Europe

    Air Malta ranks fifth best regional airline in Europe

    Air Malta has been rated fifth best regional airline in Europe for 2017 at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for airlines. The ranking, released by the world’s largest travel site, lists the best airlines in the world in various categories...

  • RFID conference

    RFID conference

    The global market for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies is expected to reach over €35 billion by 2021, up from €15 billion in 2016, according to Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Emmanuel...

  • Trump administration, world financial officials clash over trade

    Trump administration, world financial officials clash over trade

    The Trump administration had a simple but stark message for world financial leaders who gathered in Washington on Thursday amid worries about rising US protectionism: fair trade means tit-for-tat tariffs. Speaking to bankers just hours after the...

  • Cheap Chinese steel in probe, rallying US steel stocks

    President Donald Trump launched a trade probe against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the US market, raising the possibility of new tariffs and sending shares of some US steel makers up over eight per cent. Citing concerns about...

  • Investors gain more hours of trading

    The MSE Index closed in the red as a 0.05 per cent decrease was registered over four trading days – in the first week of extended trading hours on the Malta Stock Exchange. The Index settled at 4,702.925 points as a total of 16 equities were...

  • Greek 2016 primary surplus seen around 4% of GDP, above bailout target – source

    Greek 2016 primary surplus seen around 4% of GDP, above bailout target – source

    Greece achieved a primary budget surplus of about four per cent of gross domestic product last year, outperforming its 0.5 per cent of GDP target under its bailout programme, a government official told Reuters yesterday. Earlier, the country’s...

  • Oil falls on supply fears; stocks and euro dip

    Oil prices fell yesterday as oversupply concerns resurfaced, while the euro and stocks dipped ahead of the first round in a too-close-to-call French presidential election. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, an anti-EU politician who wants to ditch...

  • Daily currency report

    The dollar shrugged off another set of soft data that was largely offset by solid subcomponents. Weekly jobless claims rose more than expected but the less volatile four-week average improved and remained consistent with underlying strength in the...

  • Share index down to three-week low

    The share index today slid 0.3% back to a new three-week low of 4,702.925 points as HSBC, GO, Lombard and FIMBank all trended in negative territory.In contrast, BOV, MaltaPost and In contrast, BOV, MaltaPost and Malita Investment moved higher...

  • Duration just a part of the story

    As economic data continues its positive path, many market participants continue to question whether the 30-year bull bond market is approaching its end. The main reason of the said questioning is based on the fact that improved economic data will...

  • Reframing the economic problem

    Maybe many are familiar with The Economist’s Big Mac Index. According to The Economist itself, the Big Mac Index “offers a light-hearted guide to whether currencies are at their correct levels, according to the notion of purchasing-power parity”.