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  • Minister Joe Mizzi meets with Malta Maritime Forum board

    Minister Joe Mizzi meets with Malta Maritime Forum board

    The Malta Maritime Forum held its first official meeting following the appointment of its board members with Transport Minister Joe Mizzi, Transport Malta chairman James Piscopo and Transport Malta chief officers. Malta Maritime Forum chairman Joe...

  • Global carrier sets pace for brands on social media

    Global carrier sets pace for brands on social media

    Emirates continues to engage with its fans far and wide as it becomes the first airline to hit the coveted one-million-follower mark on Instagram. The remarkable achievement positions Emirates as the largest transportation brand on the photo and...

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  • Yachting event in Tuscany

    As the authorised Benetti service partner in Malta and a superyacht agency and concierge, Valletta Superyachts joins a family of prestigious brands to support the 16th Azimut/Benetti Yachtmaster event to be held in Tuscany, Italy between February...

  • Settling disputes out of court

    Settling disputes out of court

    Sometimes consumers encounter problems with products or services purchased. Fortunately, most of the time these problems are resolved amicably between consumer and trader but there could also be instances where the trader refuses to provide the...

  • Air Malta to fly to/from 30 destinations this summer

    Air Malta to fly to/from 30 destinations this summer

    Air Malta is planning an enhanced summer 2016 flight schedule that will see improved flight timings on Manchester, Catania, Vienna, Lyon and Marseille and increased frequency on Berlin. The national airline will continue being the largest operator...

  • Unwanted cream products

    Q: A few days ago I was walking in a street when I was approached by a salesperson who coerced me into buying a very expensive cream product. This person insisted I follow him into the shop where he showed me and tested on me a variety of products.

  • Malta SIR hosts marketing regional director

    Malta SIR hosts marketing regional director

    The Malta Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) team hosted David Russell to Malta for a training seminar involving members of the Malta office. Mr Russell is SIR Affiliates’ director of marketing responsible for the European, Middle Eastern and...

  • How much deposit should I pay?

    How much deposit should I pay?

    Q: I would like to know whether there is a legal maximum percentage a business may request as a deposit for future business? A: No, the law does not specify a maximum amount of deposit a seller may request the buyer when an order is placed. The...

  • BOJ stuns markets with surprise move to negative interest rates

    BOJ stuns markets with surprise move to negative interest rates

    The Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero yesterday, stunning investors with another bold move to stimulate the economy as volatile markets and slowing global growth threaten its efforts to overcome deflation. Global...

  • Lenders to start Greek reform review next week – EU executive

    Lenders to start Greek reform review next week – EU executive

    Greece’s international lenders will begin a review of the country’s reforms next week, the European Commission said yesterday, bringing Athens a step closer to the start of talks on a reprofiling of its public debt. Moreover, Greece’s...

  • Index succumbs to selling pressure

    The Malta Stoik Exchange Index fully erased the previous week’s gain having decreased by 1.08 per cent, to close at 4,472.26 points – thus registering the first week-on-week decline of he year. However, despite this fall, the index managed to...

  • World stocks jump as Bank of Japan rate goes sub-zero

    Global equities jumped and the yen slumped yesterday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates, while hopes the US Federal Reserve will slow the pace of future rate hikes also underpinned stock gains. The BOJ...

  • Eurozone inflation ticks up in January

    Eurozone inflation ticks up in January

    Eurozone inflation ticked up in January, only modest relief for the European Central Bank which is still likely to cut rates again as price growth could turn negative by the spring and lending suffered an unexpected setback. Inflation has hovered...

  • Daily currency report

    The pound is currently reacting to the UK GDP release which met expectations. Initial estimates released showed the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in Q4, up a tick from the previous quarter’s 0.4 per cent growth. The interest rate decision in...

  • Share index rebounds on low volumes

    The share index rebounded by 0.36 per cent to 4,472.261 points following the declines of the past two days, largely due to the recovery in the share price of IHI on miniscule volumes. Overall trading activity remained low with only €135,600 worth...

  • US Speculative Credit a prime laggard in 2015, what about 2016?

    Surely 2015 will be marked as one of the worst performances, in terms of total return for the US High yield market over the past years. Undoubtedly, the commodity sector emerged as one of the main drags for the US junk market with notable flagging...

  • Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in advert sales

    Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in advert sales

    Facebook smashed investors’ expectations with a 52 per cent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world’s biggest online social network...

  • Raising productivity levels

    Our economy has been growing at a steady pace for decades now. I have mentioned in previous contributions that our last big economic downturn was more than 30 years ago, during the first half of the 1980s. Because success tends to have many...

  • UK growth slows to weakest in nearly three years

    UK growth slows to weakest in nearly three years

    Britain’s economy ended 2015 on a soft note after the annual pace of growth slowed to its weakest in nearly three years as the global economic slowdown weighed on its previously rapid expansion. Fourth-quarter gross domestic product grew by 0.5...