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  • Malta current account surplus reaches €390.5 million

    Malta current account surplus reaches €390.5 million

    Malta registered a current account surplus of €390.5 million in the first quarter of this year, official figures issued on Monday show.Provisional figures for Malta’s external transactions show that during January-March 2018 the current account...

  • Reinventing trade schools

    Reinventing trade schools

    A booming economy creates demand for services that unless correctly managed, can give rise to inflation that could well undermine future economic growth. The number of cars on our roads, for instance, has raised the demand for car mechanics, car...

  • Nokia seller HMD looks to smart and feature phones to grow its African business

    Nokia seller HMD looks to smart and feature phones to grow its African business

    HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to sell Nokia-branded phones, is targeting growth in both its smartphones and more basic models as it bids to become Africa’s number-one phone brand, its vice president for sub-Saharan Africa...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Janina from Lattakia, the Jan from Izmir to Algiers, the ALP California from Koper to Port Said, the Petalidi from Algiers to Izmir, the Durande from Aliaga to Annaba (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd),...

  • Prospecting for the long term

    Aimed at trying to plug a gap in providing a platform for SMEs, the Malta Stock Exchange launched its Prospects Multilateral Facility (‘Prospects’) in 2017. This has been a long-standing gap in Malta which budding entrepreneurs have struggled with.

  • ‘We had to change our business model’

    ‘We had to change our business model’

    A story on Bloomberg last April indicated Malta was among the smaller operations that HSBC Holdings Plc was considering pulling out of. At a strategy meeting in June, however, no mention of any operations was made. Is its presence in Malta now...

  • Local equity index back in the black

    Local equity index back in the black

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index recouped some of last week’s decline, having advanced by 0.2530 per cent to close the week at 8,655.699 points. All 24 equities were active during the week, seven of which gained ground, while nine headed south. A...

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold

    In its monetary policy meeting held last Thursday, the Bank of England kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged amid uncertainty over the economy’s wider direction. The UK central bank was widely expected to hold rates at their current 0.5 per...

  • Global firm to offer blockchain solutions in Malta

    Global firm to offer blockchain solutions in Malta

    Maltese company Ledger Projects has signed a partnership with the Bitfury Group to build innovative blockchain solutions in Malta. Bitfury, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company, delivers hardware and software solutions to...

  • Company briefs

    Finance Malta together with a delegation from Ganado Advocates, GVZH Advocates and BDO (Malta) will be participating in Europe’s largest business blockchain event in Amsterdam on Wednesday and Thursday. The event will bring together over 6,000...

  • Professional growth through further studies

    Professional growth through further studies

    How can you pursue professional growth through further studies without breaking the bank? Francesca Abela from Global College Malta explains. How does a prospective student enrol at Global College Malta? Prospective students are encouraged to...

  • KTM launches 2019 SX bikes at Tony Cairoli’s track in Rome

    KTM launches 2019 SX bikes at Tony Cairoli’s track in Rome

    KTM held a five-day event to launch its new 2019 SX motorcycles at Tony Cairoli’s local track in Malagrotta, Rome. Cairoli himself was in attendance, along with Ryan Dungey and Jorge Prado, who were present as a reward for their contribution to...

  • iCentre opens new service centre

    The iCentre Service Bay has moved to new premises in Dun Karm Street, Birkirkara. The new service centre is situated next door to the recently opened iCentre authorised reseller outlet, so as to have both Apple sales and service in one...

  • New additions to the Pendergardens experience

    New additions to the Pendergardens experience

    Guests gathered at an evening event to celebrate and enjoy the launch of two outlets recently opened at the retail podium of Pendergardens. This self-contained development, covering an area of 18,500 square metres, has stayed true to its mantra...

  • PM visits Halmann Vella

    PM visits Halmann Vella

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat recently visited the Halmann Vella factory in Lija, where a project to extend and upgrade the premises has recently been completed. He was accompanied by Economy Minister Chris Cardona. Halmann Vella’s chairman Martin...

  • Junk cleared off ocean bed

    Junk cleared off ocean bed

    On World Ocean Day, marked on June 8, the QLZH Foundation organised a seabed clean-up in collaboration with Dive Systems and NGO Żibel. Eight members from the foundation, kitted with protective gloves and net bags, dived at Manoel Island and...

  • The art of glass tasting

    The art of glass tasting

    Fast forward to the end of a Riedel master class, and you can hear the attendees exclaiming among themselves, “I’ve been tasting wines wrongly all my life” or “This is a life-changing experience” and “Size and shape do matter!” A Riedel master...

  • Local version of YouTube to be launched

    The launch of the local version of YouTube represents good news for creators, too, as it is a first step for introducing the opportunity to become a partner. Later this year, YouTube will also expand its YouTube Partnership Programme (YPP) to...

  • AquaBioTech from Malta wins at European Business Awards

    AquaBioTech from Malta wins at European Business Awards

    AquaBioTech of Malta has won the Germany Trade & Invest Award for Inter-national Expansion at the grand final of the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM in Warsaw, Poland. AquaBioTech achieved success after a year-long journey in Europe’s...

  • HSBC Malta Foundation transforming young lives

    HSBC Malta Foundation  transforming young lives

    An HSBC-sponsored youth empowerment programme which supports young people to engage with and succeed in education is now providing more young people the opportunity to pave a bright future following its separate introduction at the Young Offenders...