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  • Why our environment matters so much

    Why our environment matters so much

    Those who try to ridicule environmentalists as tree-hugging idealists who live in a fantasy world detached from the harsh economic realities that seem to have gripped the world will one day realise that our environment does matter a great deal. It...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Voilet from Tanger Med to Gebze, the Saint Roch from Tripoli, the Stjerneborg from Misurata, the CMA CGM Marco Polo from Le Havre to Khor Al Fakkan, the CMA CGM Butterfly from Fos-Sur-Mer to Suez (all...

  • ‘Fundamental to talk about business practice and rules’

    ‘Fundamental to talk about business practice and rules’

    It was absolutely fundamental to develop rules and regulations for businesses to adhere to, the chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Jonathan Marland stressed. “I think it is a problem for business in the modern world,...

  • BMIT awarded prestigious Ruban d’Honneur

    Business Awards Europe has given the Ruban d’Honneur award to local data centre and cloud services provider BMIT. BMIT won in the 2014-15 European Business Awards’ category dedicated to European companies with turnover up to €25 million, along...

  • UK pension changes: what it means for people in Malta with British pensions

    UK pension changes: what it means for people in Malta with British pensions

    The UK government is completely overhauling the system so that those with British private and employer pensions can access them in a much more flexible way. This will impact the British expat population in Malta and equally anyone who has spent...

  • Progress Press hosts workshop on its new HP digital line

    Progress Press hosts workshop on its new HP digital line

    It was full house at Progress Press on February 5 and 6 as over 80 individuals attended a workshop entitled Expanding your Creative Freedom with Digital Printing. The focus of this event was the company’s new digital print line – the HP indigo...

  • Deficit down to €189m

    The public deficit was cut by €11.8.4 million by November, compared to a year ago, according to the Central Bank of Malta’s economic survey. Figures for November 2014 show a €93.7 million surplus, as against a deficit of €21.6 million in November...

  • New venture capital initiative launched

    The government has launched Venture Capital Malta (VC – MT), developed in collaboration with finance and advisory specialists from the private sector. It was launched by the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, through Malta...

  • Malta Chamber welcomes SME financing initiatives

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry welcomed the launch of a new scheme facilitating access to finance for SMEs as well as of Venture Capital Malta. “The funds being allocated by Malta under the finance to SMEs initiative will...

  • Chartered Banker MBA Malta event

    A networking and informational event for the banking and financial services sector is being hosted by ifs-Malta and the Bangor University Business School. Participants will be able to learn more about the only qualification in the world combining...

  • Lecture on global vehicle industry

    The University of Malta’s Department of Economics is holding its sixth annual public lecture in memory of Nadia Farrugia. Ms Farrugia was an assistant lecturer at the university. The lecture, entitled Drivers of Change in the Global Auto Industry,...

  • MSE index closes at a nine-month high

    MSE index closes at a nine-month high

    Last week the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index extended its gains by 0.95 per cent, to close on Friday at a nine-month high of 3,458.637 points. This follows solid gains by most of the 15 traded issues, of which shares of Malta International...

  • Pressing the accelerator on European equity performance

    Pressing the accelerator on European equity performance

    The European Central Bank’s announcement of Quantitative Easing (QE) at the start of the year can be considered a clear boost for European equity markets. There is no questioning that QE is a stimulus to an economy, just like nitro is to an engine.

  • Stocks hit record highs on Greek accord, euro gains

    The euro rebounded against the dollar and equity markets around the globe surged to record highs on Friday after eurozone finance ministers agreed in principle to extend heavily indebted Greece’s financial rescue by four months. As talks for a...

  • Insight campaign by Intercontinental

    Insight campaign by Intercontinental

    Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched Secrets of the City – a new marketing campaign for its iconic brand. Founded by Pan American World Airways in 1946, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts has...

  • Air Malta to open second route to Algeria

    Air Malta to open second route to Algeria

    Air Malta is planning to open a new route to Oran, Algeria’s second largest city, a major port and the commercial, industrial and educational centre of western Algeria. The twice weekly frequency is expected to operate every Monday and Thursday...

  • Green light for SME financing before summer

    Green light for SME financing before summer

    Following a decision by the board of the European Investment Bank (EIB), small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) across Europe should be able to benefit from the first funds from the new European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) before...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    The former Bay Street Hotel, now renamed as the be.HOTEL, has become a member of the Preferred Hotel Group. The hotel is currently undergoing a major, multi-million euro upgrade and will welcome its first guests next month. The Preferred Hotel...

  • Profits, productivity and the pursuit of happiness

    Profits, productivity and the pursuit of happiness

    There isn’t much time for self-reflection when you are advising on company takeovers but at Irish corporate law firm William Fry they are giving themselves some serious thought. In between drafting contracts and negotiating deals, over 70 of the...

  • Malta to establish first water cluster

    Malta to establish first water cluster

    Maltese SME Paragon Europe is collaborating with local and European entities in the Water Efficiency in European Urban Areas project. Project manager Sara Meli speaks about the formation of this very first Malta cluster and the potential...