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  • Medavia seeks Air Malta collaboration

    Medavia seeks Air Malta collaboration

    Medavia is to seek a possible collaboration with Air Malta to operate routes on the Maltese national airline’s behalf. This possible collaboration between Medavia and Air Malta had already been explored close to nine years ago without any...

  • Vision needed for Mrieħel

    Vision needed for Mrieħel

    With investments amounting to hundreds of millions of euros planned for Mrieħel, key stakeholders are calling for a long-term vision to solve the stark contrast emerging between the gleaming offices and the shabby industrial estate. A number of...

  • Getting from A to B

    Getting from A to B

    The shipping industry has been consolidating over the years, with the global downturn forcing shipping lines to consolidate – much as airlines code share. The Freeport recently announced that ships from two new alliances – called 2M and 3Ocean –...

  • The quest for fair winds

    The quest for fair winds

    Godwin Zammit has a pretty good idea what impact sailing has on Malta. He has been on the committee of the Royal Malta Yacht Club since 2000, and is now in his third year as club commodore. He has seen the money poured into the island through the...

  • Auditors are not forensic investigators – Booker

    Auditors are not forensic investigators – Booker

    Changes are in the pipeline which will have a dramatic impact on the way that auditing firms handle public-interest entities (PIEs) as from December 2016 – but Deloitte CEO Malcolm Booker is very wary about how this could work in...

  • Scoring an own goal on football rights

    Go has been proudly announcing that it won the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League for three more years – but its rival Melita is clearly less than amused. It recently argued (Sunday Times of Malta, March 29), that the fragmentation of...

  • Unclogging traffic arteries

    Unclogging traffic arteries

    Have you ever stopped to think about the impact of using your car? Unlikely. What is probably weighing on your mind is how to avoid the heavy traffic and the quickest route to get to your destination. No doubt, each time you stop at the petrol...

  • Chamber elects president

    Chamber elects president

    Anton Borg is the new president of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, elected by the new council. Mr Borg is a past president of the Malta Federation of Industry which merged with the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise...

  • JZT appointed The Point chairman

    JZT appointed The Point chairman

    Joseph Zammit Tabona has been appointed chairman and non-executive director of Tigné Mall. Mr Zammit Tabona is the special envoy to the Prime Minister for investment promotion. He has previous served as the Maltese High Commissioner to the UK, is...

  • New CEO for Medavia

    New CEO for Medavia

    Ramah Ettir has succeeded Abdulrazagh Zmirli as the chief executive officer of Medavia. Mr Zmirli was at the helm of the company for more than 24 years. Mr Ettir qualified as an aircraft engineer in 1981 and worked for Libyan Arab Airlines and...

  • New appointment for KDM Travel

    The KDM Group of Companies has appointed Karl Schranz as general manager of KDM Travel. He will be overseeing the operation as a whole, including the recently acquired Active Travel and the affiliation with HRG Group Worldwide. Mr Schranz comes...

  • Legal executive for BOV

    Legal executive for BOV

    Bank of Valletta has appointed Valerie Fiott as its new legal executive. Reporting directly to the chief executive officer, Dr Fiott will be the bank’s most senior executive within the bank’s legal arm. Dr Fiott joined Bank of Valletta in 1996 and...

  • Swissquote appoints senior executive officer

    Swissquote appoints senior executive officer

    Swissquote Financial Services (Malta) Ltd has appointed Andrew Zarb Mizzi as its new senior executive officer. Mr Zarb Mizzi is an accomplished financial services professional, who held senior executive positions with leading firms operating...

  • Commercial manager for Multigas

    Commercial manager for Multigas

    Industrial and medical gas supplier Multigas has appointed Mark Asciak as commercial manager, taking over from Bernard Ferrante, who has retired after 37 years. Holding a mechanical engineering degree and a Henley’s MBA, Ing. Asciak, 36, brings a...

  • Officer for Maltapost

    Officer for Maltapost

    Mark Vella has been appointed as the chief commercial officer of Maltapost, taking over from Daniel Grech, who has resigned. Mr Vella had occupied the post of chief information officer since July 2014.

  • Shell offers 50% premium to buy BG Group for £47bn

    Shell offers 50% premium to buy BG Group for £47bn

    Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with the world’s largest oil firm US ExxonMobil. In a joint statement, the two firms said Shell would pay a...

  • The unexpected Q1 rally

    The unexpected Q1 rally

    At the start of the New Year, probably few investors and market participants would have expected that during the first three months of 2015, various equities would have produced such significant double-digit gains. Although the MSE Share Index...

  • UK opposition Labour pledge to end ‘non domicile’ tax status

    Britain’s opposition Labour Party yesterday pledged to scrap tax rules that allow wealthy individuals to legally reduce the amount of tax they pay on money earned overseas if the party wins a national election on May 7. The change would affect...

  • KPMG Internal Audit Services: focus on value creation and risk

    Success in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment requires you to ensure that two elements are solidly embedded in your organisation. These two success factors are: value creation and effective risk management, control and governance.

  • Commission investigating merger of TeliaSonera and Telenor

    The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed joint venture between the Danish operators TeliaSonera AB and Telenor ASA is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies provide...