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  • Ready for launch

    Ready for launch

    Benjamin McClure Takeoff manager What are the main foundations of a knowledge-based economy? Knowledge-based economies are founded on ideas and innovations. I’m pleased to say that a new generation of bright, technically-skilled graduates here in...

  • Minding the gap

    Minding the gap

    In a country where we are often pushed to race from one exam to the next, taking a gap year in between studies it not common. Veronica Stivala speaks to two students and their parents about the ups and downs of having a break. Marta Vella No time...

  • Being different

    Being different

    In today’s world, Malta’s graduates need more than a degree. They need to connect with the world, gain real-life skills and come away with proof of their value to employers everywhere. Like it or not, we are living in a time when most graduates...

  • A genuine team effort

    A genuine team effort

    Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, serving some of the world’s most important and largest private organisations as well as public entities. We operate in 140 different countries with a staff of...

  • Developing the knowledge within the gaming industry

    Having been heavily involved for a number of years in the provision of employees to the online gaming industry both locally and worldwide, staff skills and experience have always been areas that have interested Pentasia. The provision of online...

  • This work is killing me

    This work is killing me

    Occupational stress can be caused by an excessive workload, added pressure and traumatic situations. How do we survive, asks registered psychotherapist Amanda Grech. The ability to deal with stress can be a determining factor between success and...

  • A new learning dimension

    A new learning dimension

    As from this September, Malta Business School will be launching a set of new professional short courses. These are designed for busy individuals who want to get an overview of different business areas without committing to studying a full-time...

  • World Bank Group welcomes China-led infrastructure bank

    World Bank Group welcomes China-led infrastructure bank

    World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim yesterday welcomed a new multilateral infrastructure bank proposed by China, saying there was a “massive need” for new investment in this area. China, which aired the idea of creating the Asian...

  • Experiencing the Henley Royal Regatta

    Experiencing the Henley Royal Regatta

    In the beginning of July, Henley Business School programme members from Malta had the opportunity to attend a workshop in the Greenlands campus, UK. Due to a lucky coincidence, this intake had first-hand experience of the Henley Royal Regatta...

  • Vatican bank clean-up wipes out 2013 profits

    The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 “customer relationships” as part of a clean-up process that nearly wiped out its profit, its 2013 financial statement showed yesterday. The bank has been hit...

  • The way we learn now

    The way we learn now

    • E-learning isn’t some new fad. In fact, it has been around since the 1980s, when the Open University in the UK began using an internet-based conferencing system as a learning tool. Since 2000, an increasing number of schools and universities...

  • Italy encounters resistance to softer European spending rules

    Italy and its allies will receive no special leeway in meeting EU budget rules, the influential chairman of eurozone Finance Ministers said yesterday, as Germany resisted attempts to soft-pedal on long-promised spending reforms. Italy, leading a...

  • From arid to inspired

    From arid to inspired

    When it comes to fresh water, Malta admits that it is living off its savings, not its income. Malta can start implementing long-term natural techniques to store fresh rainwater in its soil, which can then be utilised in the dry season. Cecilia...

  • Stocks fall on earnings outlook as dollar eases

    The dollar eased and global equity markets fell yesterday as investors stepped back ahead of second-quarter earnings reports and after successive record highs last week for several major stock indices. Media reports of new US fines for banks and...

  • Investing in your future

    Investing in your future

    While Malta’s recent rise in employment may have many breathing a sigh of relief, others may still be at a crossroads. Whether you are starting your career, finishing exams or looking for a career change, it is important to know all of your...

  • Third union slams door on French labour talks

    France’s main teachers’ union became the third yesterday to boycott a labour summit hosted by President François Hollande’s government in a bid to kickstart job creation. The hardline CGT and FO unions already announced on Monday they would...

  • RS2 down 5.7% on low volumes

    RS2 down 5.7% on low volumes

    The share price of RS2 Software plc plunged 5.7% during this morning’s session of the stock exchange back to the €2.45 level albeit on low volumes of 6,129 shares. Following this morning’s drop, RS2’s equity has effectively reversed the gains...

  • Competing for the best rates

    Competing for the best rates

    From a small, white-washed basement close to London’s Liverpool Street station, Sakthi Ariaratnam is beating banks at what you would have thought was their own game – and it is relatively easy. On a recent morning in the heart of London’s City...

  • Money market report for the week ended July 4

    On Thursday, July 3, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations (MRO) and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain...

  • In discounter war, will Aldi’s Coke rush fall flat?

    In discounter war, will Aldi’s Coke rush fall flat?

    Aldi and Lidl have a new weapon in their battle to be Germany’s discount grocery number one: Coca-Cola. Both chains have for years used own-brand goods and low prices to woo customers from global giants like Carrefour, Tesco and Metro. Both are...