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  • Case for occupational pension schemes

    Case for occupational pension schemes

    The debate on the strengthening of our pension system is back on the national agenda of issues that will affect our society. The latest report of the Pensions Strategy Group contains a number of tactical measures that reinforce the national...

  • No longer so secret, Swiss banks looking to expand after purge

    No longer so secret, Swiss banks looking to expand after purge

    Switzerland’s private banks are close to ridding themselves of undeclared European accounts, a salutary process but one which has undermined efforts to grow their businesses. Following the financial crisis, cash-strapped governments chased...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Gemini from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan, the Nicola from Algiers to Algiers, the CMA CGM Medea from Fos-sur-Mer to Suez (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Schubert from Antwerp to Haifa, the...

  • Malta is top performer in broadband network

    Malta is top performer in broadband network

    The latest Digital Agenda Scoreboard once again ranks Malta first, among the 28 EU member states, in next generation broadband network coverage. Malta also climbed two places, ranking ninth overall, from 11th in 2013, in the connectivity segment...

  • Merged PV loan scheme launched

    Merged PV loan scheme launched

    Bank of Valletta and GRTU have merged their individual schemes to come up with a solution to help customers wishing to purchase ‘green’ products. The BOV Eco loan-GRTU scheme is the result of an amalgamation of GRTU’s Photo Voltaic Purchase...

  • MFSA warning about Wire Prepay

    The Malta Financial Services Authority has become aware of an entity operating under the name Wire Prepay, which purports to be a ‘financial company’ authorised to offer prepaid cards, credit cards and debit cards, as well as payment processing...

  • Island interim results hit by Radisson shutdown

    Island interim results hit by Radisson shutdown

    The financial results of the Island Hotels Group for the first six months of the year, the low period of the group’s trading cycle, were, as expected, significantly affected by the planned closure for refurbishment of the Radisson Blu St Julian’s,...

  • New euro coin set from CBM

    New euro coin set from CBM

    The Central Bank of Malta has issued a new euro coin set dated 2015. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin commemorating Malta’s change of status to a Republic in 1974. This coin is the fifth and final one in the...

  • €500m fund for social and micro-entrepreneurs

    Social and micro-enterprises in Europe will soon have access to over €500 million in finance, as the result of a new agreement signed between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Support will be made available under the...

  • 140,000 more apprenticeships made available to young people

    Forty companies and organisations have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, coordinated by the European Commission, committed to providing more and better apprenticeships for young people. The companies will make a total of 140,000...

  • Why you need to start saving now

    Why you need to start saving now

    First job, first paycheck – you’re likely to think about how to spend the money, rather than save it. When you do put some money aside, it’s probably towards a holiday, a new car or a boat. At some point, you might think about saving up to buy...

  • MSE Index maintains positive momentum

    MSE Index maintains positive momentum

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Index continued to trend higher, ending Friday’s session at a fresh multi-year high of 4,096.937 points, after registering a week-on-week gain of 0.45 per cent. Pushing the index higher were shares of RS2 Software...

  • Greek default looms amidst deadlock

    Despite a series of top-level meetings, Greece and its international creditors could not reach an agreement till Saturday morning and remained in deadlock over its debt crisis. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to reach a deal with...

  • New bonds from MIH

    New bonds from MIH

    Mediterranean Investments Holding is issuing €20 million worth of unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 5.5 per cent, maturing in 2020. Subject to MFSA approval to admissibility, the net proceeds from the new bonds will be used to redeem its €20...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Banif Bank has given its car loan a fresh look, focusing on the ‘It’s all about the journey!’ concept. The campaign uses the stunning Maltese countryside as a backdrop. The bank has also collaborated with local band The New Victorians,...

  • Interest rates remain low for now

    Interest rates remain low for now

    Both the Bank of England (BoE) and the European Central Bank (ECB), unsurprisingly, kept interest rates on hold at their June monetary policy meetings. In the UK, the base rate has been 0.5 per cent for over six years. Minutes of the bank’s...

  • Outstanding offers at Malta Trade Fair

    Outstanding offers at Malta Trade Fair

    ROCS Group has a number of outstanding offers for visitors to this year’s trade fair at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali. Complimentary Splash & Fun tickets will be given out with an appointment arranged with members of the team. ROCS Travel will also be giving...

  • Postgraduate study benefits

    Postgraduate study benefits

    Middlesex University is holding an open evening on Tuesday for students interested in learning more about postgraduate study. There are many reasons to undertake a Master’s degree: to become a specialist, attract a higher salary or gain greater...

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    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Android app courses on offer

    Android Application Development courses in Malta are being offered at STC Training. These courses will run during the school’s summer programme, which runs from July to September. The app courses, together with a wide number of au courant short...

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