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  • Providing assurance during turbulent economic times

    Providing assurance during turbulent economic times

    Are International Standards on Auditing (ISA) resilient and flexible enough to withstand the impact of economic downturns? Turbulent economic times challenge auditors in more ways than one, not least because the expectations of the stakeholders...

  • Money market report for the week ended April 15

    On Monday, April 11, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The operation was conducted on Tuesday, April 12, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €55.71 billion, €0.30 billion...

  • Schengen controls would cost up to €130 per capita

    Schengen controls would cost up to €130 per capita

    Systematic controls of persons at all Schengen borders would lower the economic output of the 27 EU countries by 0.19 per cent to 0.47 per cent. That would equal €26.65-65.8 billion or €52.74-130.28 per capita, according to new calculations by the...

  • Botched Doha deal undermines Opec credibility, oil prices tumble

    Botched Doha deal undermines Opec credibility, oil prices tumble

    Oil prices tumbled yesterday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the Opec producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel. Tensions between Saudi...

  • Signs of recovery in European trade

    World stock markets edged higher yesterday while oil prices slumped after producers failed to agree on a plan to curb global supply at a meeting in Qatar. Wall Street and European stocks rebounded modestly after earlier losses spurred by the...

  • US Bank stocks beat the street on lower costs

    Last week US bank stocks led the broader market higher after larger rivals JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. cut expenses in the first quarter, leaving profits that beat expectations. At Citigroup, Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat...

  • Wanted: a stronger EU

    Wanted: a stronger EU

    Euroscepticism is gaining strength in most countries not because the underlying concept of the European Union is fundamentally flawed, but because present and past leaders of the union have been unable to deliver the results expected by millions...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The Janina from Algiers, the Hansa Narvik from Antalya to Mersin and the Stadt Bremerhaven from Bejaia (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), today. The Xin Da Lian from Koper to Suez, the CMA CGM Marco Polo from Le...

  • University graduate turns his micro robot project into a business venture

    University graduate turns his micro robot project into a business venture

    A top University of Malta engineering graduate, Reuben Ferrante, has turned his micro-robot final-year project into eeMod – an educational tool for schools, and a competitive, feature-rich and modular building-block for engineers and...

  • AirX among world’s top 10 private air charter firms

    AirX among world’s top 10 private air charter firms

    The influential online magazine Billionaire.com has listed AirX among the top 10 private air charter companies in the world. Operating out of its head office at the Cottonera Waterfront in Malta, AirX is now recognised among the best private air...

  • Misco report sheds light on salariesin fast-moving consumer goods sector

    Misco report sheds light on salariesin fast-moving consumer goods sector

    Sales managers, senior brand managers, financial controllers and operations managers are the highest paid employees in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, according to a salaries and benefits report by Misco. In sales, head of sales or...

  • Heavyweights drag MSE lower

    Heavyweights drag MSE lower

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index snapped its three-week winning streak with a 1.18 per cent decline last week. Despite positive returns in some of the traded property equities and RS2 Software plc, the large capitalised equities, including...

  • IMF lowers global growth outlook

    In its latest World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut the global economic growth forecast for this year to 3.2 per cent from 3.4 per cent projected last January. The outlook for next year was also lowered to 3.5 per cent...

  • Company briefs

    Mazars Malta, a member firm of international auditing firm Mazars, has announced the first of its 2016 series of information sessions branded ‘Made Simple, by Mazars’. The first session, to be held on May 5 from 5 to 7pm, is entitled ‘Your...

  • Teacher growth via mentoring

    Teacher growth via mentoring

    Further to an article penned by the Faculty of Education dean Sandro Caruana (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 6) on the MTL course that will open this coming October for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching, we would like to share a...

  • Real estate brand to offer properties for auctions

    Real estate brand to offer properties for auctions

    Remax Malta is offering selected properties on auction for a new category of clients. The company aims to organise regular auctions at quarterly intervals. Contrary to what some may think, properties being auctioned are not unwanted properties,...

  • Frank Salt rebrands image

    Frank Salt Real Estate presented and launched its rebranded identity at its annual general conference. Its rebranded identity retains the integrity and experience associated with it but has been revamped to make it more visually current and...

  • Training for negotiators

    Training for negotiators

    Real estate agents working for Chestertons Malta have received training to buy, sell and rent property. The training consisted of information about the current real estate market, location, communication, finance, social media, customer care,...

  • Halmann Vella to hold open week

    Halmann Vella to hold open week

    Halmann Vella will be organising an open week from tomorrow to next Sunday at its showroom in Mosta Road, Lija. There will be a selection of surfacing materials, with special offers on materials including marble, quartz, granite, parquet and...

  • Symposium on visual analytical sense making in criminal intelligence analysis

    Symposium on visual analytical sense making in criminal intelligence analysis

    A three-day symposium on Visual Analytical Sense Making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis (VALCRI) was hosted by Middlesex University Malta. The VALCRI project is being researched, designed and developed to facilitate human reasoning and analytic...

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