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  • Fed announces interest rate hike

    The US Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark interest rate, as ex­pected, in response to growth in the economy. The target rate was raised by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.75 to 1.0 per cent. Recent data has revealed that the US jobless...

  • Every cloud has a silver lining

    Every cloud has a silver lining

    Or does it? Over recent months we have seen what we believe is the beginning of a change in landscape in the yields on euro government bonds. This change has manifested itself in steep falls in government bond prices, most especially at the long end.

  • Putin meets Russian business people

    Putin meets Russian business people

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Shokhin, head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, at a session of the Week of Russian Business, organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), in Moscow.

  • Company briefs

    The Central Bank of Malta has published its latest Economic Update, based on information available up to March 10. According to the report, business conditions remained favourable, with the bank’s Business Conditions Index continuing to signal...

  • Roots of networking, business approaches are being shaken

    Roots of networking, business approaches are being shaken

    Throughout the first half of the 20th century, entrepreneurs would start up their business by opening an office or a shopfront and mainly invest in newspaper adverts and printed announcements (what we today call traditional marketing) to promote...

  • New chairman for Mediterranean Bank

    New chairman for Mediterranean Bank

    Michael Adrian Bussey has been appointed as a non-executive chairman of Mediterranean Bank and its parent company, MeDirect Group Limited. Mr Bussey has enjoyed an extensive career in the financial services sector, which includes 20 years working...

  • VING Insurance Brokers opens in Iklin

    VING Insurance Brokers opens in Iklin

    VING Insurance Brokers Ltd, Malta’s newest insurance professionals, has expanded its operations by opening a new branch in St Michael Street, Iklin, close to the Maltco offices. It will be providing all classes of insurance currently being offered...

  • BVMW membership

    CSB Group has recently been nominated member of the Federal Association of Medium-Size businesses (BVMW), which is the largest inter-professional and political independent association for small- and medium-sized companies in Germany. Through this...

  • Deloitte’s Global Economic Outlook

    Today’s global economic environment is characterised by new political realities. In the US, there is a new President with ideas and goals different from those of his predecessor. The US election has led to higher bond yields and a higher-valued US...

  • Remax Malta secures Region of the Year award

    Remax Malta secures Region of the Year award

    Remax Malta won two awards from Remax Europe and Remax LLC to secure the title of ‘Region of the Year’. Remax Malta owners CEO Kevin Buttigieg and COO Jeff Buttigieg received the awards at different ceremonies, as part of the recent Regional...

  • HSBC completes rollout of talking ATMs

    To make it easier for customers to bank with them, particularly through the use of technology, HSBC has equipped all of their ATMs in Malta and Gozo with voice-enabled technology, making it easier for people with a visual impairment to use these...

  • Malta at Sotheby’s international summit

    Malta will be represented at the 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty Global Owners Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz in Lisbon, Portugal, from March 27 to 29. Representing Malta Sotheby’s International Realty, operated by CSB Group, will be...

  • Cynergi wins gold award

    Cynergi wins gold award

    Cynergi Health and Fitness Club has achieved a gold award from Customer Service Assured (Malta). This year, following a €500,000 refurbishment, the club is aspiring to improve and achieve a platinum rating for its service experience. Cynergi’s...

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  • Check green and yellow cylinders for Liquigas-branded seal

    Check green and  yellow cylinders for Liquigas-branded seal

    The illegal filling of Liquigas’ green cylinders continues unabated even after the company had brought this abuse to the attention of authorities and the police over three years ago. The latest evidence of this abuse was discovered by Liquigas...

  • Passenger rights when travelling by bus or coach

    Passenger rights when travelling by bus or coach

    Bus and coach transport is the most important means of land passenger transport after private cars. From surveys carried out in several EU Member States at national level it transpires that passengers using this mode of transport tend to be...

  • Air Malta increases its commitment to Brussels

    After 43 years of commitment to its Malta-Brussels- Malta route, Air Malta continues to increase capacity with up to double daily flights. This added frequency is intended to support the increased demand of air travel between the European capital...

  • Purchase of second hand car

    Q: I have just purchased a second hand car directly from the owner. In less than a week the car developed some faults and I had to take it to a mechanic to have it fixed. The mechanic told me that the gearbox and the clutch needed to be replaced...

  • Insurance group sponsors courses at the University

    Insurance group sponsors courses at the University

    The University of Malta’s Department of Insurance within the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy and the Malta Insurance Association signed an agreement which sees MIA supporting the department’s curricular activities over a two-year...

  • Am I entitled to a refund?

    Q: I bought an expensive pair of shoes from a local seller. When I tried on the shoes at the shop I had no socks and they fitted well. When I tried them on again at home with tights, the shoes slipped out of my feet. The following day I went back...