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  • Write till the end

    You grab your popcorn and drinks and, with your friends in tow, sit down for a relaxing two hours immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the latest blockbuster movie. Through the movie’s website you are familiar with the characters and...

  • AED installed at real estate agency

    AED installed at real estate agency

    Frank Salt Real Estate installed its first automated external defibrillator (AED), with its St Julian’s branch being chosen for the pilot project. The AED is a fully computerised machine used to deliver an electric shock to the heart of a casualty...

  • Goods bought from an EU seller

    Goods bought from an EU seller

    Q: We are buying kitchen appliances of a very reputable brand directly from a foreign supplier operating in a EU member state. The brand is represented here in Malta by a local agent. However, we found better prices and better terms of service...

  • Regularising rental income tax position

    Regularising rental income tax position

    In order to address one of the main sectors affected by tax evasion, a relatively recent provision governing the taxation of rental income derived from the letting of residential tenements has been enacted under the Income Tax Act. The law allows...

  • UK competition authority stands firm on Ryanair, Aer Lingus ruling

    UK competition authority stands firm on Ryanair, Aer Lingus ruling

    Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it would not change an order for Ryanair to sell down its 30 per cent stake in rival Aer Lingus because of IAG’s proposed bid for Aer Lingus. Ryanair had asked the CMA to reconsider its 2013...

  • Four equities close at all-time high

    Trading on the Malta Stock Exchange last week witnessed three positive sessions and two negative sessions which ultimately resulted in a slight decline of 0.45 per cent in the index closing the week at 3,749.376 points. Half of the 14 traded...

  • US consumer prices edge up

    US consumer prices edge up

    US consumer prices increased for a second straight month in March on rising gasoline and housing costs, a sign of inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. March’s broad-based price gains...

  • Shares fall on China margin crackdown

    Global equity markets fell yesterday on reports about a crackdown on margin lending in China, while the dollar retreated even as US consumer price data added to the view the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. China’s securities...

  • General election casts a long shadow over UK corporates

    General election casts a long shadow over UK corporates

    Post-election uncertainty, policy change and a referendum on EU membership rank as the biggest threats to UK business according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey. The survey for Q1 2015 gauges the views of 108 CFOs of FTSE 350 and other large...

  • US companies use more of their bank credit lines in sign of confidence

    US companies use more of their bank credit lines in sign of confidence

    US banks are reporting that companies are tapping more of their credit lines to fund hiring and expand their businesses, a promising sign for the economy. Commercial borrowers are using two or three percentage points more of their credit lines...

  • Share index down for second consecutive week

    The share index ended in negative territory for the second consecutive week with a drop of a further 0.5 per cent as today’s 0.2 per cent gain failed to offset the declines earlier this week. Bank of Valletta rebounded by 1.4 per cent today to...

  • European banks see money-printing leading to credit growth

    European banks see money-printing leading to credit growth

    Earlier this week the European Central Bank (ECB) released the results of its quarterly Bank Lending Survey (BLS). Although this publication was hardly mentioned by media and market commentaries it is an important leading indicator in my opinion...

  • Currency shifts support global economic growth – IMF report

    Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund published its World Economic Outlook report. This report provides a review of the economic performance of several countries around the world and presents its opinion on the future prospects. The...

  • S&P cuts Greece’s rating over prolonged talks with lenders

    S&P cuts Greece’s rating over prolonged talks with lenders

    Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut Greece’s credit rating deeper into junk territory, citing worsening economic conditions due to prolonged negotiations between the country and its lenders. Greece has been locked in talks with its EU and IMF...

  • Russia could return to growth in under two years – Putin

    Russia could return to growth in under two years – Putin

    President Vladimir Putin yesterday said Russia’s economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though he considers it unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis soon. In a televised call-in with the...

  • Brent crude oil hits 2015 high

    Oil rose more than 3 per cent yesterday, pushing Brent crude to a 2015 high above $63 per barrel on increasing evidence that US production is peaking, balancing a market that has been in heavy oversupply for more than a year. Oil prices collapsed...

  • ECB survey of experts paints brighter eurozone outlook

    ECB survey of experts paints brighter eurozone outlook

    Economists and other experts surveyed by the European Central Bank pared back their predictions yesterday for inflation to just above zero for this year as oil prices stay low, but expect it will pick up strongly in 2016 and beyond thanks to fresh...

  • European and US stocks slip as Greek crisis also hits bonds

    European stocks slipped yesterday, pressured by Greece's worsening financial predicament, and eurozone government borrowing costs hit new lows. US stocks were slightly lower, despite another flurry of better-than-expected profit reports, including...

  • Deloitte Malta supporting Camino pilgrimage

    Deloitte Malta is supporting Emmanuel Camilleri, a member of staff from the firm’s tax and legal service line, who will be making the Camino pilgrimage. A group of Maltese hikers will be trekking across areas of Spain, France and Portugal, while...

  • International Women’s Day at GS Superstore

    To commemorate International Women’s Day, GS Superstore in Naxxar invited all its clients to donate their small change to The Inspire Foundation. The store doubled the final amount which resulted in the generous donation of over €1,060. Inspire...