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  • Economic dynamics of the minimum wage

    Economic dynamics of the minimum wage

    The debate on the minimum wage is rarely conducted in a clinical unemotional way. Malta introduced its minimum wage legislation in the seventies while Britain only introduced a national minimum wage 15 years ago. Political as well as social action...

  • Food costs eating into consumers’ saving as shopping season nears

    Food costs eating into consumers’ saving as shopping season nears

    Martha Franco says she had not really noticed the sharp drop in gasoline prices, even though the mother of three is always shuttling the kids around in her SUV. She has been paying closer ­attention to the soaring cost of meat instead. “Meat and...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Coneast from Algiers, the Stjerneborg from Sfax to Tripoli, the Saint Roch from Tripoli to Benghazi, the Conwest from Skikda (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the Jaguar from Bejaia to El Khoms, the Rio...

  • Palumbo agreement paves way to bid for work on LNG tankers

    France’s Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) and Palumbo Malta Shipyard have signed technical service agreement that will enable the shipyard to bid for certain work on liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers. GTT is a world leader in membranes for the...

  • Retailers gloomier about next six months

    Retailers gloomier about next six months

    A third of retailers are gloomy about the next six months, with 33 per cent reporting a negative outlook compared with 26 per cent in December 2013. The fourth PwC market barometer found that only 28 per cent are upbeat, which contrasts with 41...

  • Glimmer of hope for SME financing

    Glimmer of hope for SME financing

    After a deterioration in the availability of external financing was reported between April and September, external financing tended to stabilise or improve over the subsequent six weeks for all but the smallest enterprises, according to a report...

  • Med Tourism Forum gaining momentum

    Over 1,000 delegates from 16 countries are expected to attend the Mediterranean Tourism Forum, the second organised by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association. A few years ago, the association decided to add a Mediterranean focus to its...

  • Malta to be used as hub for sustainable development

    Malta is to be used as a hub for a Commonwealth-wide initiative aimed at promoting sustainable development through a mixture of investment opportunities and networking. The Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP) is a joint venture...

  • PTL Holdings plc launches €36 million bond issue

    PTL Holdings plc launches €36 million bond issue

    PTL Holdings plc, the holding company of PTL International, has launched a €36 million bond issue, maturing in 2024. The unsecured bonds, at a nominal value of €100 per bond issued at par, bear an annual interest rate of 5.1 per cent. Proceeds...

  • Coaching skills for managers

    Oganisational development company Multiplex is organising a two-day course on coaching skills for managers on December 4 and 5. The course explains the role and impact of coaching within an organisation, the development of personal competencies,...

  • EY wins American PPP award

    EY has been named Financial Advisor of the Year by P3 (Public Private Partnerships) Bulletin magazine at its annual awards night in New York. The award recognised EY’s Infrastructure Advisory practice across its Americas team including the US,...

  • Halfway mouse

    So I got another pet. Another one, I hear my inner homemaker complain. You realise that you have too many pets when you start jigsaw-puzzling their names. I’m now confusing the name of the half-a-kilo kitten with that of the 50-kilo dog. Two of...

  • MelitaWIFI shortlisted for award

    MelitaWIFI has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Use of Wi-Fi’ award by Telecoms.com as part of their annual international awards. The award recognises achievements from service providers and relevant suppliers in their Wi-Fi offerings. Judges will...

  • The importance of mobility

    The importance of mobility

    Exigy has partnered with MultiSoft to act as its official distributor and implementer of MobileNAV in Malta. MultiSoft is an international company with 14 years ­experience and unrivalled expertise with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. MultiSoft are the...

  • PM to address Malta Business Network lunch

    The Malta Business Network (MBN) will be hosting a private lunch for its members with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Xara Lodge on December 5. During this event, Muscat will also be joined by a number of MBN honorary members and...

  • Through the Bashdoor

    Through the Bashdoor

    Computer hacking is not old as the world itself but it is surely becoming a common occurrence. The latest incidents involving the Bash bug have again highlighted the fact that irrespective of all our information security investments, we are still...

  • LGA consultation on cloud solutions

    The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) has issued a consultation paper on the adoption of cloud computing solutions by remote gaming operators. “Cloud computing offers great advantages and options to remote gaming operators including better...

  • In at the deep end

    In at the deep end

    The dark web is a hiding ground for crooks but it’s also a home for heroes. What lurks beneath the surface of the known web, asks Ian Vella. Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked classified information from the US government’s National Security...

  • Project management seminar at university

    Malta University Consulting Ltd is offering a half-day seminar on managing quality in project management. This seminar will be held at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija, on November 26. This seminar addresses how to go...

  • A winning campaign

    As the saying goes, “Looks may capture the eyes but personality captures the heart.” What if this saying was also applicable to your business and could help you increase your return on investment? Look at it this way. A captivating name and an...