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  • VGH to sponsor 10 scholarships for Barts

    Vitals Global Healthcare has launched a scholarship programme for students wishing to study at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in Gozo. Through this programme, VGH will be sponsoring 10 scholarships for applicants from Malta...

  • Vodafone to start Roam Like at Home from June 15

    Vodafone to start Roam Like at Home from June 15

    Vodafone Malta is introducing Roam Like at Home for its pay-monthly customers travelling within the EU from June 1 – two weeks before the EU regulation comes into effect. Customers on top-up plans or who top-up as they go will benefit from Roam...

  • Save lives, slow down

    Save lives, slow down

    The immediate action every driver is in duty bound to take is to slow down to reduce injuries and fatalities on the road, a workshop organised by the Tara Malou Licari Fund, in collaboration with the Health Ministry, emphasised. The workshop was...

  • Newsbook journalist wins e-Journalism category

    Newsbook journalist wins e-Journalism category

    The winner of the 2017 e-Journalism category of the Malta Journalism Awards sponsored by SmartCity Malta is Charmaine Attard from Newsbook.com. This year the e-journalism category again attracted a high number of entries. While congratulating Ms...

  • 6th International Sales Meeting in by German firm held in Malta

    6th International Sales Meeting in by German firm held in Malta

    Adpro-Instruments Ltd hosted the sixth International Sales Meeting in Malta, on behalf of its mother company UWT GmbH. UWT, established 40 years ago, has become one of the leading suppliers of level limit and content measurement sensors for bulk...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: Can you take the heat?

    Risk and complexity in investments: Can you take the heat?

    This is part one in a series of four articles about investing. In a recent conversation, I showed my annoyance at not having considered investing in some war-related investments back in November.  Mr Trump’s decision to bomb Syria and try to scare...

  • MSE index recoup lost ground

    The MSE index closed the week marginally lower following strong sessions on Thursday and yesterday – managing to recoup the lost ground incurred earlier in the week to close at 4,631.853 points. Government stocks stood in the limelight, due to...

  • Global stocks gain as political tumult eases

    The US dollar fell while world stock markets edged up yesterday amid some calm following declines earlier in the week spurred by uncertainty relating to Donald Trump’s US presidency. On Wall Street, key stock indexes climbed, led by energy shares.

  • EU body tells Italy’s Veneto banks to raise further capital

    EU body tells Italy’s Veneto banks to raise further capital

    EU Competition authorities have asked Italian banks Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca to raise €1 billion in private capital as a condition to approve their request for state aid, a source close to the matter said yesterday. Several sources...

  • Daily currency report

    Yesterday a strong morning session was soon unwound with the release of solid US data and Theresa May’s manifesto. Yesterday the sterling had surged almost one cent higher from the open as April retail sales numbers showed the quantity bought in...

  • Company briefs

    Passengers in many Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights across Europe have access to unlimited surfing and streaming thanks to wi-fi on the aircraft. Internet access would also be available on Eurowings flights in a few weeks’ time, Lufthansa...

  • Sharp slowdown in trading activity

    The share index extended yesterday’s gains as it advanced by a further 0.54% to reach a five-day high of 4,631.853 points.Most of Most of today’s gains were due to the 4.9% rise in the share price of RS2 as well as the positive performance of HSBC...

  • Reinvestment risk

    There are a number of key risks assigned to a bond/fixed-income investment, namely credit risk, interest rate risk and market risk, among others. However, reinvestment risk is often disregarded, or rather not given its due importance by investors...

  • Some eurozone banks "in denial" about bad loans - ECB's Nouy

    Some eurozone banks "in denial" about bad loans - ECB's Nouy

    Some eurozone banks are "in denial" about their problems with unpaid loans, the European Central Bank's chief supervisor has told a Finnish weekly. "In all euro area countries, there are ... banks that are not doing so well but are committed – and...

  • The economy and society

    Once the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, had cynically stated “There is no such thing as society”. Her line of thinking was quite straightforward. People have the duty to look after themselves first and, when they have a problem, they cannot cast...

  • New Junior Chamber of Advocates executive committee announced

    New Junior Chamber of Advocates executive committee announced

    “For the first time, the elected executive committee team of the Junior Chamber of Advocates is made up of students coming from all the different years of the law course,” said Rebecca Mercieca, the newly- elected president of the Junior Chamber...

  • UK shoppers shrug off inflation pressure as sun comes out

    UK shoppers shrug off inflation pressure as sun comes out

    British shoppers set aside their concerns about fast-rising inflation following the Brexit vote and stepped up spending last month at the fastest rate in years, encouraged by fine weather, official data showed. The unexpectedly strong figures...

  • GreenPak Coop reports best year of operation

    GreenPak Coop reports best year of operation

    GreenPak Coop, the largest waste recovery system in Malta, announced that 2016 was its best year yet. This success follows increases in its membership base as well as increases in the tonnage of packaging waste collected and recycled. Last year...

  • Deutsche Bank wants former bosses to pay for past misconduct

    Deutsche Bank wants former bosses to pay for past misconduct

    Deutsche Bank expects former board members to pay substantial sums for their role in past misconduct which has tarnished the reputation of Germany’s biggest lender, its chairman Paul Achleitner said yesterday. Achleitner told shareholders at...

  • Trump storm strikes global stocks again

    Swirling uncertainty over US President Donald Trump’s political future saw world stocks extend their steepest fall in over six months yesterday, though there were signs of stabilisation elsewhere as the dollar and gold steadied. Reports that Mr...