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  • Euro’s plunge against dollar testing decades-old support

    Euro’s plunge against dollar testing decades-old support

    The euro’s plunge against the dollar is not quite off the charts, but analysts of price patterns and historical trends reckon it is poised to threaten barriers that have held for decades. Pummelled on one side by the start of a €1 trillion...

  • Improvement in key data may represent signficant turn in the eurozone economy

    The recent improvement in some key eurozone economic data represents a significant turn in the economy, according to a Reuters poll of economists, although they still see a one-in-four chance of Greece leaving the currency area. Many of the most...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The AS Cypria from Tanger Med to Gebze, the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan, the CMA CGM Racine from Genoa to Port Said, the Elbella from Mersin to Mersin (all Carmelo Caruana Co.

  • Efforts under way to avert trucking crisis

    A number of high-level meetings are scheduled for this week in an effort to avert a crisis in the overseas trucking sector, which is finding it nearly impossible to get motor insurance. The impasse will affect hundreds of existing trucks as their...

  • Go plc wins Champions League rights until 2018

    Go plc wins Champions League rights until 2018

    Go Sports subscribers will continue to enjoy live coverage of the Uefa Champions League until 2018. Uefa announced that it has awarded the media rights for Europe’s leading club football competition to Go plc for a further three seasons. In...

  • Lombard pre-tax profit drops 11.3% to €6.24m

    The Lombard Bank Group make a pre-tax profit of €6.24 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, 11.3 per cent lower compared to €7.03 million in 2013. The group consists of Lombard Bank Malta and Redbox, via which shares in Maltapost are...

  • Middlesea Group profit remains stable at €17m

    Middlesea Insurance announced that total group profit before tax for the year ending December 31, 2014, amounted to €17.31 million, exactly the same as the previous year. The parent company registered a satisfactory result on its operations with a...

  • EY forecasts Maltese growth of 2.7%

    EY forecasts Maltese growth of 2.7%

    The Spring EY Eurozone Forecast (EEF) is expecting the Maltese economy to grow by 2.7 per cent in 2015 and 2.3 per cent in 2016, remaining ahead of the eurozone average. Based on publicly available data as at the end of February 2015, EEF...

  • Premium Content winners get conference passes

    Premium Content winners get conference passes

    Times of Malta teamed up with Business Leaders Malta for their annual conference held on February 27 at the Radisson Golden Sands, Għajn Tuffieħa. This year’s theme was ‘Knowledge is everything’ and explored the value of knowledge and the effect...

  • Paragon Malta aims Water Week at SMEs

    Paragon Europe is hosting Malta Water Week between March 23 and 27 at the Excelsior Hotel, aimed at encouraging SMEs to seek funding for their water-related projects. Paragon Europe is a Maltese company that helps local and international companies...

  • Tangiers acquires Osprey

    Tangiers Group has acquired Osprey Insurance Brokers, Malta’s largest aviation insurance and risk management specialists. Osprey is licensed for all classes of insurance and has been active in aviation insurance since 1995. Tangiers Group is an...

  • Heavyweights lift MSE index higher

    Heavyweights lift MSE index higher

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index extended its gains by a staggering 3.09 per cent, to close just over its one-year high of 3,641.731 points – the best weekly gain since January 2011. The index’s performance mirrors advances in a number of...

  • Stimulus will stabilise inflation – Draghi

    In his speech at the European Central Bank Watchers Conference in Frankfurt on Wednesday, ECB president Mario Draghi said the stimulus measures adopted by the bank since January will stabilise inflation in line with its target and that the...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat recently officially inaugurated the offices of Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors in Ħamrun. Atlas Investment Services was set up in 1996 while Jesmond Mizzi Financial Services was launched in 2002. Managing director...

  • Maritime Malta: the success of Malta Freeport Terminals

    Maritime Malta: the success of Malta Freeport Terminals

    The only constant feature in the maritime industry is change and it is safe to state that this phenomenon is prevalent in all shipping sectors. In the case of liner shipping, this sector is in a continuous state of flux, with the major carriers...

  • Words don’t come easy

    Recently, there was a bit of a storm in a teacup about loan words from English and their spelling in Maltese. I like that saying: storm in a teacup. Say it once, twice, three times and it leaves dregs of meaning at the bottom. There’s a hint of...

  • Real estate team on incentive trip

    Real estate team on incentive trip

    A group of 10 high achievers from Frank Salt Real Estate were treated to an incentive trip in Dubai. Known for its extravagance, the busiest of the seven United Arab Emirates is growing so fast that if one blinks they will miss the latest...

  • And now for a bite of fashion

    And now for a bite of fashion

    Proof – if ever we needed any – that technology is increasingly becoming a fashion statement is Apple’s launch of its new watch. Wearing an Apple Watch will be one of the biggest fashion statements that you can make this season. And not only...

  • First Farsons dissertation award in cultural heritage

    The first Farsons award for Master’s dissertations in conservation and cultural heritage, comprising a €1,000 cheque, was presented to Janice Borg, a Master’s graduate from the University’s Department of Conservation and Built Heritage, for her...

  • Get app and move

    Get app and move

    Three months ago, you cornered your failings and decided to bully them into submission. No more finger-dipping into the crisps packet while watching telly. You will huff and puff for a daily 30-minute walk. You will exercise more, eat less and...