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  • EU to boost securitised debt market

    The EU will decide next year if legal changes are needed to boost the market for securitised debt, a sector seen as key to injecting funds into the economy and encouraging growth, an EU document showed. The document is another indicator that...

  • MSE at 16-month low

    MSE at 16-month low

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index ended the week at a 16-month low of 3,279.187 points, due to significant losses in the share prices of International Hotel Investment plc (IHI), Fimbank plc, and to a lesser extent, Lombard Bank Malta plc –...

  • Fed outlines path to higher interest rates

    The message from the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July monetary policy meeting was that if the Fed keeps moving towards its goal, interest rates could rise sooner than expected. The committee members agreed that if progress in the labour...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    For a limited time, Emirates is offering a 50 per cent discount on economy class tickets to Larnaca and Dubai, on condition that two passengers travel together. Business and leisure travellers can take advantage of this offer when booking and...

  • Librarians are educators too

    Librarians are educators too

    A number of ideas for reading for pleasure were listed in a recent article on The Guardian (How to teach… Reading for pleasure – http://bitly.com/1dm2SvX ). The article also promotes a forthcoming conference with the theme ‘Reading for pleasure’.

  • Safeguarding the acoustic and traditional when playing music

    Safeguarding the acoustic and traditional when playing music

    Newly-launched NGO, the Klezmorimalta Foundation, set up by Malta-based Dutch couple Ralph and Birgit Albrecht, is working towards the protection and appreciation of acoustic instruments, and the traditional ways of creating music. “Music has...

  • Perry launches mobile website

    Perry launches mobile website

    Perry Ltd has launched its new smartphone website, built in association with Alert eBusiness. This streamlined version of the agency’s main site is specifically designed for users logging on from their phones with easy-to-navigate, thumb-friendly...

  • Karibu Malta helps Kenyans in need

    Karibu Malta helps Kenyans in need

    Karibu Malta, a young organisation set up two years ago with the aim of carrying out fundraising activities, is being helped by GasanMamo, which is sponsoring its volunteers’ travel insurance. This year, the organisation will be building two...

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux wins Best Leading Boutique Hotel

    The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux wins Best Leading Boutique Hotel

    The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux won the Best Leading Boutique Hotel in Malta Award by World Travel Awards, considered to be the Oscars of the travel industry. During the ceremony in Greece, World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke explained...

  • Weber barbecue sale

    Weber barbecue sale

    A variety of Weber barbecues are currently on sale at Fino’s showoom in Mriehel, ranging from family barbecues that can be easily carried around to others that are more equipped to serve larger numbers. There is a choice between gas and charcoal...

  • Bank introduces Yes 4 packages for students

    Following two busy weeks at the University of Malta and Mcast, HSBC Malta Yes 4 Students stands are being set up at G. Curmi Higher Secondary School during the first week of September. The stands offer students a fun and friendly way of learning...

  • Food & beverage director receives Starwood award

    Food & beverage director receives Starwood award

    Food and beverage director at the Westin Dragonara Resort, Jason Degiorgio, has been given the President’s Award by Starwood Hotels and Resorts for his outstanding performance during 2013. The award recognises employees’ exceptional or unique...

  • Developing a holistic approach to tourism

    Developing a holistic approach to tourism

    The Malta Tourism Society has thanked outgoing Malta Tourism Authority CEO Josef Formosa Gauci for his continuous efforts to improve the tourism activity in Malta and Gozo. Mr Formosa Gauci focused on the two primary factors for success in the...

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  • Dhalia partners with UK’s Gascoignes International

    Dhalia Real Estate Services signed a partnership agreement that will see it work with international property brand Gascoignes International. Headquartered in London, Gascoignes International has a reach that spans the UK with a large number of...

  • Our rights when taking a loan

    Our rights when taking a loan

    Sometimes we do not have the necessary cash to buy goods we need and therefore we decide to make a credit agreement with the seller or bank. If we decide to take a loan, we must remember that borrowing money from a trader is equivalent to buying a...

  • University of Chester degree courses in Malta

    Global College Malta (GCM) will be bringing the University of Chester’s postgraduate business degrees to Smart City Malta. The college will be offering an MSc in management and a Master’s in business administration in a unique format by offering...

  • Package holiday complaint

    Package holiday complaint

    Q: We bought a package holiday from a local travel agency, but unfortunately the agency did not fulfil what it promised. We returned to Malta around a month ago and since then have been in contact with the travel agency and submitted evidence of...

  • Mapfre revenues reach €13.7 billion in first half of 2014

    Mapfre generated premium volume of €11.78 billion in the first half of 2014, similar to the figure for the same period of the previous year, and produced attributable earnings of €457.7 million, up 0.4 per cent. Revenues stood at €13.72 billion, a...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • Before taking a loan, we should shop around and compare what different creditors are offering. • Credit advertising should indicate in an unambiguous manner, through an example, the credit’s interest rate and its total costs. • Consumers have 14...