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  • MSE share index regains 3,300 points level

    MSE share index regains 3,300 points level

    During the last session of this week, the MSE Share Index climbed 0.3 per cent to 3,302.525 points level on the back of increases in the share prices of Bank of Valletta plc and RS2 Software plc. BOV’s equity edged one per cent higher to recapture...

  • An analysis of EU membership

    The Today Public Policy Institute recently published a discussion paper, penned by Patrick Tabone, on Malta’s story in the European Union. The title of the discussion paper itself gives a clear message of the impact of the country’s membership of...

  • Russia sets new banking rules for state firms amid downturn

    Russia sets new banking rules for state firms amid downturn

    Russian state companies, the backbone of the economy, can only have accounts at banks with capital of no less than 10 billion roubles (£172.81 million) or at those with ties to the government, a senior finance ministry official said yesterday. The...

  • India’s IndiGo in talks with Airbus for $20.6 billion order – Bloomberg

    India’s IndiGo in talks with Airbus for $20.6 billion order – Bloomberg

    India’s private carrier IndiGo is in talks with Airbus Group to order 200 additional A320neo jets valued at about $20.6 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans. The deal may be announced as early as next week at the...

  • EU’s top court upholds €152m fine for Telefonica

    EU’s top court upholds €152m fine for Telefonica

    The European Union’s top court yesterday upheld a ruling that Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica must pay a €152 million fine imposed by the European Commission for the abuse of its dominant position in the Spanish broadband market. Telefonica...

  • Road to quantitative easing

    The ECB is eventually expected to embark on outright quantitative easing. HSBC Bank has set a number of signposts which could send the ECB down an alternative route. The eurozone is still a region struggling with too much debt, too little growth,...

  • Wall St sinks on Portugal woes

    US stocks fell yesterday, joining a European sell-off driven by troubles at Portugal’s biggest listed bank, while prices of US government debt rose and the Japanese yen climbed to a five-month high against the euro. Wall Street seemed to ignore...

  • Company briefs

      The HTC One (M8), described by the Wall Street Journal as the best Android phone ever, is now available from Go. Retailing at €649, the device is available to Go Limitless35 customers at €450, Limitless60 customers at €350 and Limitless99...

  • IHI drags MSE share index to 16-month low

    IHI drags MSE share index to 16-month low

    The equity of International Hotel Investments plc slumped 7.9 per cent during this morning’s session to a new 2014 low of 70c on very shallow volumes of 1,861 shares. The drop in IHI’s share price was the main reason for the 0.8 per cent decline...

  • Big changes ahead for local banks

    Big changes ahead for local banks

    It is all so quiet presently on Malta’s banking front. But it seems as if few people out there are fully aware of what is happening, or what is being done by the banks in what is undoubtedly a most important area, that which concerns their simple...

  • Emirates finalises $56bn Boeing order

    Dubai airline Emirates finalised a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777X jets yesterday, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus. The deal includes purchase rights for an...

  • Stocks eyeing central banks

    A global stocks index was little changed yesterday ahead of key central bank news, while Brent fell as Libyan pumps came back online. Markets were looking ahead to a speech by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Alcoa Inc reported...

  • Tumas Investments taps the bond market again

    Tumas Investments taps the bond market again

    On June 25, Tumas Investments plc announced that it will be exercising its early redemption option and it will be redeeming the €25 million 6.25 per cent bonds on July 31, 2014. The company also announced that, subject to regulatory approval, it...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Agadir from el Khoms to Algiers, the Star Comet from Trapani to Taranto, the Oued Ziz from Skikda to Skikda, the CMG CGM Butterfly from Port Said to Genoa, the Vega Sigma from Annaba to...

  • MSE share index slides to 1-week low

    MSE share index slides to 1-week low

    Following the recent uplift in the MSE share index on the back of the rebound in Go plc’s share price, the local equity benchmark today slipped 0.7 per cent to a fresh one-week low of 3,319.242 points as the share prices of the two large banks...

  • A key asset

    A key asset

    In human resources, sourcing and identifying the perfect candidate to match a particular job is one of the most challenging and important tasks. Recruitment agencies enable employers to manage the costs and risks involved, reducing the hassle of...

  • Strengthening your potential

    Learning never stops. If you want to remain an expert at what you do, you need to keep yourself abreast with the developments in the industry. Only then can your career move forward. “Courses and further training that lead to accreditations are a...

  • Developing a learning organisation

    Developing a learning organisation

    From your experience, do local employers acknowledge the importance of training and invest accordingly? Training and development should always be seen as an investment rather than a cost. No business should be run purely with an accountant’s...

  • The sustainable school in Bali

    The sustainable school in Bali

    Maria Farrugia works at Green School in Bali, which is pioneering a new model of learning that connects sustainability lessons from nature with experiential education. Melanie Vella listens to nature. Another continent, another ocean.

  • New beginnings

    New beginnings

    Any major changes in our lives bring with them some challenges because they are a departure from what has been familiar, tried, tested and true, to something new and forward-looking. A typical example of this is a change of job or career, whether...