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  • Education: a lesson in economics

    Education: a lesson in economics

    What started out as a few institutes trying to fill in the gaps for locals seeking further education not catered for by the university has turned into a thriving economic sector. Within just over a decade, the further and higher education sector...

  • Blowing our trumpet about property

    Blowing our trumpet about property

    Chris Grech, the chief executive officer of Dhalia, has decades of experience in the real estate sector. He told Vanessa Macdonald that, while he sees very positive policy direction being given by this government, a concerted marketing drive is...

  • The demise of the ACL bond market

    The demise of the ACL bond market

    On August 29, Melita Capital plc announced that it will be opting for an early redemption of its €25.9 million 7.15% bonds on September 30. Two months earlier, Pavi Shopping Complex plc announced that it will be redeeming its €9.5 million 7% bonds...

  • HSBC commercial banking

    HSBC commercial banking

    With the notion of the Asian Century beginning to take shape, economies that conduct business in renminbi (RMB) – the Chinese currency – hold the advantage for their exporters, according to a recent HSBC Commercial Banking survey. The 11-market...

  • Priceless peace-of-mind through reliable and sustainable retail solutions

    Priceless peace-of-mind through reliable and sustainable retail solutions

    Retailers constantly seek to maximise profitability in an increasingly competitive business environment. Consumers are spoilt for choice and are able to seamlessly shift from one retailer to another. For the retailer, this means having to take...

  • Amid high expectations, Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones

    Amid high expectations, Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones

    Apple Inc. unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as chief executive officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company’s reputation as a wellspring of innovation. The first new product to be developed...

  • Plethora dance at work

    Plethora dance at work

    By moving together, in an atmosphere of physical and emotional safety, teams will learn to react to the unexpected and plunge into challenges with confidence. Our experience means anyone, can enjoy and excel with our workshops. For more details go...

  • Italy growth ‘around zero’

    Italian PM Matteo Renzi said that the country’s economic growth would be about “zero” this year, a sign the eurozone’s third-biggest economy is struggling to climb out of its third recession in six years. Renzi also signalled that Spending Review...

  • MIA 2014 conference in November

    The Malta Institute of Accountants will be holding its eight biennial conference, entitled ‘Defining new frontiers – translating vision into value’, on Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7 at the Hilton Malta. This conference is held every...

  • Santander’s Botin dies

    Santander’s Botin dies

    Emilio Botin, one of Spain’s most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the eurozone’s biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79. Sources familiar with the matter said his eldest daughter Ana Botin,...

  • Over 100 foreign currencies available

    With over 100 foreign currencies available, get more when buying your travel money from Fexserv. Here’s why: Competitive exchange rates • Fexserv exchange rates are competitive and are normally better than those of high street banks. View...

  • Kingfisher names head of French unit as new CEO

    Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvements retailer, said yesterday Ian Cheshire, its chief executive for nearly seven years, would step down before next January and be succeeded by Veronique Laury, the boss of French unit Castorama. Laury has...

  • FlexiFit: Now in your office!

    For your business, the implications are clear: encouraging physical activity translates to fewer health issues and improved employee performance – a fact that many large companies figured out long ago. One key action you can take to achieve this...

  • European stocks close unchanged

    European stocks ended flat yesterday, as worries over Scotland’s vote on independence and growing expectations of a more hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve kept investors on edge. The market has become concerned that supporters of Scottish...

  • The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium medium-size category. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight-design concept boasting weight savings of up to 100kgs, excellent...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Vega Carina from Skikda to Bizerte, the Conwest from Algiers to Algiers, the Oued Ziz from Skikda to Skikda (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the Northern Jupiter from Port Tanger to Port Said and the...

  • Appointments

    Appointments

    Oil logistics and trading consultant Charles Daly has been co-opted to the Medserv board as a non-executive director. He will be replacing Johannes Jacobus van Leeuwen who is retiring from the board after 17 years of service to the Medserv...

  • MIA regains its all-time high

    MIA regains its all-time high

    The record passenger movements being registered by Malta International Airport plc continued to support the equity during this morning’s session with the share price advancing by 2.2% to regain its all-time high of €2.35 across three deals...

  • No new debt for Germany in2015 – first time since 1969

    No new debt for Germany in2015 – first time since 1969

    Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany would not take on new debt next year for the first time since 1969, under­lining the robustness of the country’s finances as European partners urge it to do more to boost eurozone growth. Speaking...

  • BoE’s Carney says spring rate hike possible

    BoE’s Carney says spring rate hike possible

    The Bank of England may start to raise interest rates next spring if the labour market continues to recover from the financial crisis, Governor Mark Carney said yesterday. Carney said forecasts made by the bank last month showed that if rates...