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  • Lloyds says it would support Conservatives’ share sale plan

    Lloyds says it would support Conservatives’ share sale plan

    Lloyds Banking Group said it would support plans by Britain’s Conservative Party to sell some of the government’s remaining 22 per cent stake in the bank to retail investors. Finance Minister George Osborne said on Sunday he intended to sell...

  • Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Online addicts may engage in cyberstalking

    Cyberstalking behaviour can be linked to people suffering an online addiction, who increasingly lose touch with the real world because they are tapped into social networks and websites, experts warned. People spending a lot of time on their...

  • Investing in high dividend paying US stocks

    To attain a decent yield on a bond with an attractive risk/reward ratio is becoming a difficult task for investors. Yields on German Bunds continued to decline over the years to all-time lows due to loose monetary policy aimed at kick starting a...

  • Europe’s economic show of horrors

    Europe’s economic show of horrors

    I never cease to marvel how people get used to living in a state of economic turbulence and give little thought to the possible distress that could affect them if their political leaders failed to stir their countries out of troubled waters. The...

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub

    London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub

    London, centre of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart – bitcoin. British authorities have come out in support of digital currencies in the name of promoting financial innovation, while...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The HH East from El Khoms to El Khoms, the Elbdeich from Skikda to Skikda, the Sena Kalkavan from Varna to Avcilar, the CMA CGM Orfeo from Fos-sur-Mer to Damietta, the CMA CGM Corte Real from Le Havre to...

  • Local quantitative easing picking up

    Local quantitative easing picking up

    The take-up of quantitative easing in Malta reached around 55 per cent of what was needed, after a surge in the past 10 days – but Central Bank Governor Josef Bonnici urged banks to negotiate on the sale of the government paper they hold to...

  • Mepa permits for homes recover slightly

    The number of permits for homes issued by Mepa went up by 8.6 per cent in 2014 – to 2,937 from 2,705 a year before – but still well below the peak of 11,343 seen in 2007, according to the Central Bank of Malta’s Annual Report. The number of...

  • Set the difficulty level to high

    You know how it is. You spend the best part of a year planning your holiday in all its minutest, what-is-the-tipping-etiquette detail, daily tweaking the itinerary with currency-conversion precision. And then when you get there, you’re so out of...

  • Waiting list at Valletta Laguna

    Waiting list at Valletta Laguna

    Laguna Marina has already got a waiting list of almost 30 boats, after only one full year of operation, according to general manager Daniel Ashforth.The marina opened in 2013 and was a runaway success by last summer – and it is already building up...

  • The robots are coming

    The robots are coming

    In 2011, the Department of eLearning held the first edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad, which coincided with the introduction in the same scholastic year of the Lego Education Mindstorms NXT robotic kits in the computing secondary curriculum.

  • Salaries in four-star hotels 15% lower than in five-star

    Salaries in four-star hotels 15% lower than in five-star

    Most salaries paid in the four-star hotel category are currently on average 15 per cent lower than those paid for the same positions in five-star hotels, according to Misco’s first edition of its salaries and benefits report for the four-star...

  • First shot

    First shot

    • Selfie stick There isn’t anything left to say about selfies. And whether they should be considered as a form of narcissism or a cool way of framing yourself in a time and place, selfies are here to stay. Especially now that selfie sticks have...

  • New charter airline set up

    New charter airline set up

    Airline Ali Europe is planning to set up in Malta, the fourth charter airline to do so over the past decades. The latest issue of Italian aeronautical magazine JP4 Aeronautica revealed that the new airline would have bases in Palermo, Parma and...

  • Looks like a bargain

    Looks like a bargain

    Over the past decade there has been an increase in online retailers selling cheaper unbranded electrical products as their main business focus. These products are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Unbranded products or original...

  • Overnight deposits becoming more popular

    There was an increase in 29 per cent in overnight deposits in 2014, which reached €8.4 billion, following an increase the previous year of 13.7 per cent. The increase was spread almost equally between households and non-financial corporations,...

  • Finding the right solutions

    Finding the right solutions

    Our job is to empower customers to change IT from a cost centre to a business enabler, says Liam Pace, Commercial Services Manager, ICT Solutions. What is your role at ICT Solutions and what responsibilities does it involve? Having spent nine...

  • Carmelo Caruana acquires agents for Fed Ex Express, GLS

    Carmelo Caruana acquires agents for Fed Ex Express, GLS

    Shipping and logistics company Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd has acquired two Malta-based parcel service providers, Airsped Express Ltd and Global Parcels Ltd. Airsped Express Ltd is the Malta-nominated service contractor for Fed Ex Express, a brand of...

  • On the edge

    On the edge

    The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are Samsung’s latest flagship phones and the biggest news to come out of this year’s Mobile World Congress. But are they good enough to compete against the iPhone 6? The new Galaxy is easier to use thanks to a lot of user...

  • MCA consultation on FTTH

    The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has published a consultation document outlining the way service providers may gain virtual access to the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network where this is deployed by Go plc. This would allow a service...