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  • Deloitte named leader in crisis advisory

    Kennedy has named Deloitte as the leader in crisis advisory in financial services in its New Regulatory Framework 2015 report. The research examines how consulting firms are able to help financial services clients when something has gone wrong,...

  • PwC is second most attractive employer for business students

    PwC has been ranked as the world’s second most attractive employer for business students in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking – second only to Google. The Universum World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking is an annual...

  • Securing Europe’s future prosperity

    Securing Europe’s future prosperity

    Politicians and businesses have been warning about the lack of growth in Europe for quite some time. The weaker euro is certainly providing a much-needed boost to European exports – but can we rely on a weak currency to bolster the region’s...

  • Daily currency report

    The US dollar made little headway as markets waited on word about Greece and whether it would receive default-averting money in time. Greece has a massive €1.6bn bill to pay to the IMF by Tuesday. Without access to its remaining bailout funds,...

  • Renault recalls cars in brake alert in UK

    Car manufacturer Renault has recalled thousands of vehicles because of a problem with the braking system. Owners of more than 27,000 Renault Capturs in the UK and Ireland have been urged to get their cars checked after the company discovered some...

  • RS2 Software and GO continue to advance

    The share prices of RS2 Software and GO continued to advance today helping the share index add a further 0.1 per cent to 4,096.937 points. Trading activity remained robust across the equity market with weekly volumes surpassing the €2 million...

  • Loxam – A French name for the high yield investors

    Loxam – A French name for the high yield investors

    Loxam is the leading European equipment rental group, boasting a sizable market share (18 per cent) in its core market, France. It is now present in 13 countries after having first entered the international market in 1996. The business model is...

  • Care of ‘our common home’

    In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis wrote about the need to care more for the environment which he called “our common home”. In this document, the Pontiff links a number of factors, including the economy, with the degradation of...

  • US Congress victory moves President’s Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward

    US Congress victory moves President’s Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward

    Legislation vital to securing the largest US trade deal in decades was passed by the Senate on Wednesday by a comfortable margin, advancing President Barack Obama’s efforts to strengthen US economic ties around the Pacific Rim. After a six-week...

  • Debenhams on track despite lacklustre third quarter

    Debenhams on track despite lacklustre third quarter

    British department store chain Debenhams said it was on track to deliver full year results in line with expectations despite seeing no underlying sales growth in its third quarter. Britain’s No. 2 department stores chain behind John Lewis said...

  • London mayor suggests £10bn ‘megafund’ to boost biotech

    London mayor suggests £10bn ‘megafund’ to boost biotech

    Banks, investors and big drug companies should consider creating a £10-billion ‘megafund’ to help biotech firms in London and across Britain compete with US rivals, London mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday. Britain is a leader in academic...

  • Stocks little changed with eyes on Greece

    A Supreme Court ruling upholding tax subsidies boosted some US healthcare stocks to fresh highs yesterday, while key global equity markets were little changed following a proposal by Greece’s creditors to avoid a Greek debt default. Oil prices...

  • Wired relaxation

    Wired relaxation

    Some say that technology makes us lazy. Instead of going out for a jog we spend hours on the sofa watching telly or playing videogames. And rather than walking to a colleague’s office to have a chat, we send them an e-mail. With home automation,...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    The Waterfront Hotel in Sliema has once again received TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence award. The ‘Certificate of Excellence’, first awarded in 2010, recognises hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveller...

  • Business emergency service

    Business emergency service

    The Mapfre Middlesea insurance policy for small and medium enterprises is now inclusive of emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in order to help clients in cases of an emergency. The Mapfre Middlesea SME policy is a tailor-made and...

  • Equity trading activity remains high

    Trading activity across the local equity market remained high also during this morning’s session as €420,000 worth of equities changed hands today. The share index moved back into positive territory with a 0.2 per cent increase to 4,092.335 points...

  • Greece… a few more thoughts

    Greece… a few more thoughts

    Creditors are lending Greece to repay themselves This fact goes largely unsaid; most of the funds that Greece will get from an agreement will go straight back to the creditors. Greece has a debt to GDP ratio of 180 percent or €320 billion (all...

  • A review of property rental companies’ performance

    A review of property rental companies’ performance

    The three property rental companies, namely Malita Investments plc, Tigné Mall plc and Plaza Centres plc, all participated in the rally across local equities over recent months. In fact, a review of the performance of the various local share...

  • Supermarket operators Ahold, Delhaize agree on merger deal

    Supermarket operators Ahold, Delhaize agree on merger deal

    Dutch-based supermarkets operator Ahold has reached a deal to buy Belgian peer Delhaize, the companies announced yesterday, in a move that will create the sixth-largest food retailer in the US and the biggest in Europe’s Benelux region. In a joint...

  • Ikea Group to test new retail format in the UK

    Ikea Group to test new retail format in the UK

    Ikea Group plans to trial a new small-format store in Britain as it seeks to extend its reach across the country, the world’s largest furniture retailer said yesterday. The privately owned Swedish company, known for its flat-pack, self-assembly...