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  • Taking nothing for Grant-ed

    Taking nothing for Grant-ed

    Malta has to be prepared to take advantage of the outcome of Brexit, since it is competing against a number of countries vying to attract businesses that might consider leaving the UK, the head of Grant Thornton International (GTI) said. Ed...

  • The light at the end of the tunnel

    During recent months, the European economy has shown various signs that the economic recovery is on track. Headline inflation in the euro area ticked higher, ranging between 1.5 per cent and two per cent during the first four months of the year.

  • Dividends in the local equity market

    Dividends in the local equity market

    In the financial world, the term ‘dividend’ refers to the distribution of a portion of a company’s profits to its shareholders. Investors seeking long-term capital appreciation through equity investments also consider dividends as an important...

  • New president for Malta Business Bureau

    New president for Malta Business Bureau

    David Zahra has been appointed president of the Malta Business Bureau (MBB). The bureau is the EU-business advisory office for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association. Dr Zahra...

  • New corporate bonds

    New corporate bonds

    Last week, turnover in the corporate bond market rose from €1.5 million to just under €2.1m, spread across 37 issues, of which 19 rose, 12 fell and six closed unchanged.  The 6.2 per cent Tumas Investments plc € 2017-2020 was the best performer,...

  • Oil prices fall sharply despite OPEC agreement

    Following the meeting held by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), oil prices declined sharply last Thursday after an agreement to extend cuts in oil output by nine months in an effort to increase prices. In November, OPEC...

  • Payscout expands in Malta

    Payscout expands in Malta

    Payscout, one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US, has teamed up with St Julian’s Advisory in Malta for it European expansion. Payscout is a global payment processing provider and St Julian’s Advisory is an independent...

  • Top honour for Boston’s Katherine Ellis at European Wealth Briefing Awards

    Katherine Ellis, group business director of Boston Multi Family Office, has won a prestigious Women in Wealth Management (Individual Contribution) Award at the European Wealth Briefing Awards held at the Guildhall in London. Showcasing the best...

  • MBB and international partners launch Horizon 2020 project

    Design for Europe partners, the Business and Cultural Development Centre in Greece (Kepa), the National Agency for Innovation and Research in Luxembourg (Luxinnovation) and the Malta Business Bureau have launched Design Shots, a new Horizon 2020...

  • Company briefs

    Deloitte Malta has been awarded ‘Malta Tax Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 International Tax Review European Tax Awards, held at The Savoy in London. Nick Captur collected the award on behalf of the firm. This is the fifth time Deloitte Malta has...

  • Where have our virtues and values gone?

    Where have our virtues and values gone?

    A few years ago I wrote an article on one of our local management journals entitled ‘A gaping hole in the canvas: where have our virtues and values gone?’ I believe this article is still extremely relevant today in a context where the electorate...

  • Atlas boat competition winner

    Atlas boat competition winner

    Katrina Bugeja is the winner of the Atlas ‘Make your dreams unsinkable’ competition. Participants were asked to share a photo that depicts a fun (or funny) memory at sea on the Atlas Facebook page. The winning photo sent in by Ms Bugeja captures...

  • Don’t bin it, reuse it

    Don’t bin it, reuse it

    Year after year, tonnes of waste are deposited in landfills possibly ahead of their effective lifespan had they been reused, recycled, or donated. Unwanted items at home can be re-purposed, so it’s imperative to think of options for reuse before...

  • WDM, HSBC Malta host leaders and aspiring women directors

    WDM, HSBC Malta host leaders and aspiring women directors

    Chairpersons and CEOs of a number of Malta’s listed companies were invited, together with a group of women with an aspiration to become company directors, to a networking event organised by Women Directors Malta (WDM). Supported by HSBC Bank...

  • New Frank Salt Real Estate office in Cospicua

    New Frank Salt Real Estate office in Cospicua

    Frank Salt Real Estate has opened another branch in Cospicua. Branch manager Stanley Bonello, who has been working with the company for 14 years, said he was satisfied to see this new office that would be able to offer a more direct service to...

  • Office space in Malta

    Office space in Malta

    A range of towns in Malta are sought after by location, such as St Julian’s, Sliema, Gżira and Ta’ Xbiex, as well as Valletta for its old and modern architecture. There are other locations available for one to set up shop, depending on the type of...

  • Vodafone opens larger and refurbished concept store at MIA

    Vodafone opens larger and refurbished concept store at MIA

    The Vodafone store at Malta International Airport has undergone a major makeover, more than doubling in size and morphing from a kiosk into a sleek shop reflecting Vodafone’s trademark ‘modular’ design. Expanding from 19 square metres to 49, the...

  • Lidl wins Best Buy Award in retail chain category

    Lidl wins Best Buy Award in retail chain category

    The ICERTIAS Best Buy Award survey in Malta for the year 2017/2018 has concluded ­that Maltese consumers consider Lidl as the best in the category for price-quality ratio. For the second consecutive year, Lidl Malta confirms its winning...

  • Recruitment firm attends Finance Malta conference

    Recruitment firm attends Finance Malta conference

    Recruitment firm VacancyCentre attended the Finance Malta 10th Annual Conference. One of the platinum sponsors of the conference, its presence was reinforced through exposure and networking opportunities the event offered. In addition, the team...

  • Castille supports Finance Malta conference again

    Finance Malta recently held its 10th conference, entitled Malta’s financial services industry – taking the next quantum leap’, which attracted around 500 delegates. Sponsored by specialist recruitment agency Castille, the networking event was held...

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