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  • Picturing business value  

    Picturing business value  

    It has been proven that eyes and minds have the natural capability and disposition to analyse pictures. Today’s competitive landscape is increasingly dynamic and organisations have to respond quickly to market pressures and opportunities. The vast...

  • Eurozone trade surplus widens

    The eurozone’s trade surplus grew year-on-year in May in a sign net trade made a positive contribution to economic growth in the second quarter, the EU’s Statistics Office data showed yesterday. The external trade surplus of the 18 countries...

  • HSBC Malta helping customers in real time via Twitter

    HSBC Malta helping customers in real time via Twitter

    With the launch of its new Twitter help account via twitter handle @HSBC_MT_Help, HSBC Malta is offering customers real-time responses to their banking queries. Available from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm, the service is managed by a team...

  • Primark – next stop the US

    Primark – next stop the US

    Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The secret of its success: placing huge orders for top-selling items like socks, tops and jeans and passing on the savings to...

  • One contact, one contract

    One contact, one contract

    Operating across a range of markets, Bluhull Group is a single source provider of support services to clients throughout the asset lifecycle for drilling installations. The Group delivers to the highest standard and offers a ‘One contact, one...

  • No better time to invest in PVs

    No better time to invest in PVs

    Due to the feed-in tariff, which guarantees income from photovoltaic panels for up to 20 years, it has never been a better time to invest in a PV system. CD Power Solutions Co. Ltd is an engineering company which specialises in custom-built,...

  • European shares recover as BES bounces back

    European equity markets recovered yesterday from losses in the previous session as a rebound in Banco Espirito Santo and in mining stocks lifted the region’s bourses. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had slipped 0.4 per cent on...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The EM Spetses from Mersin to Antalya, the Star Comet from Durres to Taranto, the CMA CGM Ivanhoe from Port Said to Genoa, the Stadt Schwerin from Algiers to Algiers, the CMA CGM Quarts from Damietta to...

  • BOV, Go trade in opposite directions

    BOV, Go trade in opposite directions

    The MSE Share Index retreated by 0.6 per cent to 3,299.918 points as Bank of Valletta plc dropped by 2.4 per cent to €2.07 on increased activity totalling 53,186 shares. On the other hand, Go plc inched minimally higher to €2.22 on volumes of...

  • Intellectual property rights in fashion industry

    Intellectual property rights in fashion industry

    Intellectual property is an important aspect of the fashion industry. Fashion designers continually generate creative ideas and innovations that are the backbone of the industry. Versace’s medusa motif, the Nike ‘swoosh’ logo, and Dr Martens boots...

  • Google’s Nest Labs launches smart home technology network

    Google Inc.’s Nest Labs unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network. The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that...

  • ‘Young people bear brunt of Britain’s economic woes’

    ‘Young people bear brunt of Britain’s economic woes’

    Young people in Britain saw their incomes fall almost twice as much as older people in the five years after the financial crisis, according to a report published by a leading think tank yesterday. New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies...

  • Consultation on deeper FX fixing reform launched

    Global regulator the Financial Stability Board is looking into deep-rooted changes to the foreign exchange market’s system of fixing benchmarks in response to allegations now being investigated that dealers at major banks manipulated rates. The...

  • Global stocks and bonds fall

    Global stocks slipped yesterday, with riskier equities hit hardest after the US Federal Reserve, in an unusual statement, singled out the valuation of social media and biotechnology shares as “substantially stretched”. Bond prices fell slightly...

  • Retail sales growth slow sharply in June – BRC

    Retail sales growth slow sharply in June – BRC

    British retail sales growth slowed in June to one of its weakest rates in three years, possibly in response to fears of higher interest rates, industry figures showed yesterday, adding to recent lacklustre economic data. The British Retail...

  • BOV, HSBC lift MSE share index

    BOV, HSBC lift MSE share index

    The MSE share index moved 0.4 per cent higher to 3,318.518 points this morning largely due to the increases in the share prices of Bank of Valletta and HSBC. BOV rebounded by 1.4 per cent to €2.12 on volumes of just under 35,000 shares. Similarly,...

  • Dark pool probe builds pressure on Barclays boss

    Dark pool probe builds pressure on Barclays boss

    Barclays boss Antony Jenkins faces one of the biggest tests of his leadership this month when he decides whether the bank, Britain’s third largest, should fight accusations it deceived and defrauded customers in the US. If Jenkins accepts the...

  • Money market report for the week ended July 11

    On Monday, July 7, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The auction was conducted the following day and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €94.15 billion, €2.95 billion lower...

  • Fear of ‘chlorine chicken’ complicates EU-US talks

    Fear of ‘chlorine chicken’ complicates EU-US talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel once said she wished “for nothing more than a free-trade agreement between the US and the EU”. To the dismay of many in Brussels and Washington, Germans are now taking a very different view. That is putting Europe’s...

  • Airbus unveils revamp of A330 passenger jet

    Airbus unveils revamp of A330 passenger jet

    European planemaker Airbus kicked off the Farnborough Airshow yesterday with confirmation it would sell revamped versions of its A330 wide-body jet powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and offering 14 per cent fuel savings. Deliveries of the...