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  • Eworld Ltd hosts Hewlett Packard for full-day seminar

    Eworld Ltd hosts Hewlett Packard for full-day seminar

    Eworld Limited, HP authorised Gold sales and services partner, hosted Hewlett Packard to conduct a full-day business seminar at the Le Méridien hotel. An 80-strong audience, including Malta’s leading CIOs, IT management and professionals, from the...

  • Global equity markets edge higher, stocks head lower

    Global equity markets edged higher yesterday, lifted by solid corporate results and benign US inflation data that may give the Federal Reserve enough leeway to keep interest rates lower for longer, but US stocks faltered as some big corporate...

  • Financing designed for SMEs

    Financing designed for SMEs

    Only a few days old, the BOV 4 SMEs Financing product is designed to support local SMEs in realising their capital investment projects. This limited offer brings together affordable financing and expert assistance, corroborating Bank of Valletta’s...

  • At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests

    At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests

    At least 11 banks from six European countries are set to fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend, Spanish news agency Efe reported, citing several unidentified financial sources. The results of the stress tests on 130 banks by the...

  • Focal Maritime Services certified as an IATA Accredited Agent

    Focal Maritime Services certified as an IATA Accredited Agent

    Focal Maritime Services has been certified as an IATA (International Air Transport Association) Accredited Agent. This accreditation certifies that airfreight cargo is handled by duly qualified personnel who have successfully obtained diplomas...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Avonmoor from Algiers to Annaba, the Anne Schepers from Valencia to Livorno (both Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd) and Agamemnon from Port Said to Genoa (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) today. The Kapalua Kontor...

  • Information ­Systems Ltd ­celebrates 20th year of ­operation

    Information Systems Ltd (ISL) celebrates its 20th anniversary in business this year. Over the past 20 years ISL has grown to become a leading technology services company, serving businesses throughout Malta, Europe, North Africa and the Middle...

  • Shireburn Software supports Home-Start Malta

    Shireburn Software supports Home-Start Malta

    Shireburn Software has extended its financial support to Home-Start Malta, a volunteer-based organisation that offers practical and emotional support to parents with children under five years of age who could be hit by crisis or find themselves...

  • First decline for share index in a week

    First decline for share index in a week

    The share index retreated for the first time since September 14 with a marginal dip to 3,357.58 points largely due to the 0.1 per cent decline in the share price of Bank of Valletta to €2.24,9 across seven deals totalling 35,237 shares. Meanwhile,...

  • EU Vat changes in the offing

    On January 1, 2015, significant changes in the Vat rules will kick in. These new rules are the result of legislation introduced in the EU in 2008 as part of the Vat Package, intended to establish a level playing field between businesses involved...

  • Total CEO de Margerie killed in jet accident

    Total CEO de Margerie killed in jet accident

    The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Monday night. The collision occurred minutes before midnight...

  • UK public finances worsen in first half of tax year

    British government borrowing over the last six months was over 10 per cent higher than in 2013, official data showed yesterday, giving Chancellor George Osborne a tough task to meet his full-year borrowing goals. Osborne aimed in March to reduce...

  • Shares gain on US tech earnings, ECB purchase plans

    A measure of global equity markets advanced yesterday after technology earnings lifted US shares and the prospect of European Central Bank corporate bond purchases boosted European stocks and weighed on safe-haven US Treasuries prices. A rally in...

  • Large caps lift share index higher

    Large caps lift share index higher

    The share index advanced by 0.3 per cent to 3,359.164 points as five equities gained including Bank of Valletta, HSBC and Go. Go had a volatile session and initially dropped to an intra-day low of €2.63 before rallying to a fresh six-year high of...

  • Changes in ‘place of supply’ rules in 2015

    Changes in ‘place of supply’ rules in 2015

    Over the past year, the upcoming change in the deemed ‘place of supply’ rules governing the provision of telecommunication, broadcasting and electronically-supplied services for VAT purposes has been the source of much discussion and debate in the...

  • Money market report for the week ended October 17

    On Monday, October 13, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The auction was conducted on the following day and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €82.52 billion, €1.69 billion...

  • EU drops threats against Huawei

    The EU has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU’s trade chief said yesterday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world’s top trading powers. As Reuters...

  • France will cut deficit at appropriate pace – Sapin

    France will cut deficit at appropriate pace – Sapin

    French Finance Minister Michel Sapin reaffirmed ahead of a meeting in Berlin with his German counterpart yesterday that France would cut its deficit at a rate appropriate to maintaining a fragile recovery. “We must not go all out for deficit...

  • Japan stocks lead shares worldwide

    Equity markets worldwide edged higher yesterday, lifted by gains in Japanese shares, while mixed performance in US stocks after IBM’s quarterly results disappointed helped keep safe-haven US Treasuries prices steady. While European technology...

  • ECB review will clarify Greece’s needs – Regling

    A review of the European banking sector due to be released on October 26 should bring clarity on Greece’s funding needs, the head of the monetary union’s bailout fund said yesterday. Klaus Regling, head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM),...