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  • Various equities perform negatively

    Various equities perform negatively

    The MSE Equity Price Index drifted lower for the first time in four trading sessions on Monday as it slipped by 0.19% from its six-week high to 4,353.864 points. Various equities closed the day in negative territory, including BOV, GO and IHI. On...

  • Juventus looks towards crypto with plans for an official fan token

    Juventus looks towards crypto with plans for an official fan token

    Italian football giants Juventus have taken a leap into the cryptocurrency space with plans to launch an official fan token. The Juventus Official Fan Token is being developed by blockchain company Socios.com and should be available for purchase...

  • Tourism quality check

    Tourism quality check

    The peak tourism season is slowly drawing to an end. It is the right time to undertake a quality check of what the industry is achieving and try to understand the challenges that lie ahead. There is no doubt that the number of tourists visiting...

  • Shipping movements - September 24, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Lamartine from Koper to Port Said, the Nicola from Annaba (both CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the Antwerp from Algiers to Gioia Tauro, the Star Comet to Algiers (both Thomas Smith & Co. Ltd), the...

  • 43% of retailers have positive outlook – PwC survey

    43% of retailers have positive outlook – PwC survey

    Almost half (43 per cent) of retailers questioned in a PwC survey say their business outlook for the next six months was a favourable one. The more optimistic ones have retail outlets in Sliema and Mosta and the least hopeful ones are located in...

  • Are we measuring the right thing?

    Are we measuring the right thing?

    Like humans, nations need and want indicators to measure their progress. And economic growth is widely used as the benchmark of national progress. Yet gross domestic product (GDP), our principal measure of economic well-being, and one which is...

  • Be a millionaire with Ryanair?

    Within 20 minutes two planes touched down at Malta International Airport, one arriving from Pisa, the other from London’s Luton airport. They were greeted with unusual joy. A band played, folk dancers performed and the passengers were given red...

  • A blockchain-based future for the Malta gaming industry

    Fourteen years ago, Malta made waves with the enactment of its remote gaming regulations, resulting in it being recognised as a world-class jurisdiction for regulated online betting and gaming operations. Now, Malta has set its eyes on the...

  • ‘Connecting Malta for a better future’

    ‘Connecting Malta for a better future’

    Vodafone Malta CEO Sonia Hernandez speaks to Anthony Manduca about the company’s plans for the future and the challenges of a small market. Vodafone will be investing €150 million over the next few years aimed at creating “the most engaging...

  • Nine equities gain ground, lifting index higher

    Nine equities gain ground, lifting index higher

    The Malta Stock Exchange Equity Total Return Index closed the four-day trading week 0.375 per cent higher at 8,683.062 points – fully erasing the previous week’s 0.126 per cent loss. Turnover amounted to €1.6 million and was spread across 17...

  • IMF warns against no-deal Brexit

    Britain could enter into a recession if it leaves the European Union without a formal trade deal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned last week. The IMF is of the view that economic growth will slow down irrespective of any deal Britain...

  • Company briefs - September 23, 2018

    Hudson Group has announced the appointment of 10 additional directors to its various boards, as follows: Executive directors: Ray Grech, Hudson Holdings Ltd; Ritianne Grech, Hudson International Company Ltd; Martin Gregory, Hudson Holdings Ltd;...

  • Farsons cautiously optimistic of growth

    Farsons cautiously optimistic of growth

    Farsons Group’s investments over the past decade yielded the improved results presented in the interim report for the six months ending July 31, the company said. Turnover exceeded €51 million, an increase of 4.1 per cent over the same period last...

  • The role of future leaders within a globally changing context

    The role of future leaders within a globally changing context

    I recently met John* who, after long years of being employed in a highly technical position, has been promoted to manager leading a team of 20. This was also a gesture by his company to acknowledge his long-term service. However, he confessed that...

  • Screen time dos and don’ts – BeSmartOnline

    Since the inception of TV, screen time has been cited by parents and educators as being an issue among children and youth. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones seems to have rekindled such worries, particularly in view of the fact that...

  • Famalco 24 years young

    Famalco Group will soon be celebrating its 24th anniversary. Set up by the three Mallia brothers in 1994, the name derives from ‘fa’ from family, ‘mal’ from Mallia and ‘co’ from company. The siblings, Sandro, Hermann and Etienne, inherited their...

  • Higher education institute students place among world top 10

    Higher education institute students place among world top 10

    Twenty-seven students from St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a licensed higher education institution by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education and affiliate institution of the University of London, ranked in the top 10...

  • Summer party at Cavalieri

    Summer party at Cavalieri

    STM Malta held its annual summer party at the Cavalieri Art Hotel. The music, seaside, food and surprises created an excellent ambience for the evening.  Deborah Schembri, managing director of STM Malta, said such events gave all the team the...

  • Halmann Vella imports new brand

    Halmann Vella imports new brand

    Halmann Vella has added a new brand to its range – Infinity: The Engineered Surface. Infinity specialises in the production of high-performance slabs in porcelain stoneware up to a maximum measurement of 1,620 × 3,240mm. The slabs are composed...

  • The significant benefits of a great property management system

    The number of consumers in the hospitality industry in Malta keeps growing every year, which is why many business owners realise the importance of having a good hospitality management system. Such a system enables businesses to provide the same...