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  • Europe’s fertility problem - John Cassar White

    Europe’s fertility problem - John Cassar White

    Just after World War II, Europe had a population explosion that gave rise to mass emigration to the US, Canada, Australia and South America. Governments introduced incentives for young people and families with young children to pack their bags and...

  • Should I pull on my jeans and feel alright?

    Should I pull on my jeans and feel alright?

    Spring started with a riveting moment for retail investors: after 34 years of absence from the stock market, Levi Strauss, the world’s most famous manufacturer of jeans, went public again. Initially priced at $17 per share, the stock soared to...

  • Investing in real estate: A REITs framework in Malta

    Investing in real estate: A REITs framework in Malta

    Investment in real estate has always been a priority for investors holding a well-diversified portfolio of assets. In the 2019 Budget speech, the Maltese government an­nounced its intention to create a regulatory regime for Real Estate Investment...

  • Rewards and employee well-being

    Rewards can either be classified as intrinsic – namely those that satisfy the employee through the job content, or extrinsic – which are rewards external to the job itself, such as the provision of bonuses and promotions. The magnitude of the...

  • Financing your dream home into reality – part 1

    The build-up to the signing of a contract over a property ushers with it plenty of stress and excitement. Apart from thinking out the ideal layout of a dream home or its perfect decor, the buyer needs to take a number of more mundane but highly...

  • Sustainable technology and hacking the future

    Sustainable technology and hacking the future

    For those terrified that the younger generation is wasting away its youth with video games, a Trendwatching study in 2013 tartly observed that women over 55 were spending more time playing online than men aged 15-24. At the same time, the...

  • Capital investment

    Capital investment

    Your love of hospitality has found fertile ground in AX Group's projects. What have been your achievements these past years? When I was little it was all about construction and I never imagined myself staying in the family business. But when my...

  • Equities bounce back as PG and HSBC rally

    Equities bounce back as PG and HSBC rally

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index partially recovered the previous week’s loss, as it climbed 0.561 per cent to reach 9,403.975 points. Gainers and fallers were once again balanced, as from the 19 active securities eight rose in value while seven...

  • Hopes lifted of a rebound in the German economy

    Germany’s ZEW investor confidence index rose sharply in April, raising hopes of a rebound in the eurozone’s largest economy. However, a sharp deterioration in the current assessment suggest that the outlook is set to remain underwhelming in the...

  • Briefs - April 21, 2019

    APCO Systems, the payment solutions specialist and owner of the APCO Pay brand, has appointed George Kakouras as its new managing director. He will lead the implementation of APCO Systems’ ambitious growth and innovation strategies and steer the...

  • Rising overseas borrowing

    Rising overseas borrowing

    From my experience within the fixed income space, specifically the riskier bonds segment, we have been observing an increase in the number of companies borrowing from other jurisdictions. Over the past years we have seen a substantial increase of...

  • Working in an outside office

    Working in an outside office

    iGO, the newest ride-hailing company developed and introduced by Famalco Group, has just hit the Maltese roads. The company’s main aspiration is to effectively provide consumers with a service that is accessible and affordable and that is operated...

  • KTM, a philosophy of excellence

    Austrian motorcycle manufacturers Kron-rief Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, known the world over as ‘KTM’, have established themselves as one of the largest motorcycle manufactures in Europe, forging an incredibly dominant and decorated name in...

  • EFRU Sicily cycling tour – largest participation to date

    EFRU Sicily cycling tour – largest participation to date

    The Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit (EFRU) has organised its yearly fundraiser cycling tour in Sicily, attracting the largest number of cyclists to date. As always, this year’s tour was spread over two days and saw 26 participants challenge their...

  • Life After Drew visits Archbishop 

    Life After Drew visits Archbishop 

    The Life After Drew campaign was created about two years ago when the Abela family lost their beloved son and brother, Drew. Kenneth and Sharon, Drew’s parents, immediately volunteered to donate his organs and Drew helped save and improve the life...

  • Purina Malta donates 10,000 meals to sanctuary cats

    Purina Malta donates 10,000 meals to sanctuary cats

    The Malta branch of Nestlé’s pet food brand Purina has donated 10,000 meals to four animal sanctuaries across the island. Purina Malta donated Gourmet Soups to CSAF Malta, Tomasina Cat Sanctuary, Claws and Animal Care Malta with every share of the...

  • Hospice Malta provides free palliative care

    Hospice Malta provides free palliative care

    Hospice Malta, an NGO that provides and promotes free palliative care to those suffering life-limiting illnesses, will be organising a nationwide fundraiser to sustain its vast array of services provided to patients and their families on Friday...

  • Remax Malta launches new opportunities in letting industry

    Remax Malta launches new opportunities in letting industry

    Remax Malta recently launched a new strategy to grow its letting business by creating opportunities for experienced agents and current Remax franchise owners to open a franchise exclusively dedicated to business in the lettings sector. Remax Malta...

  • New board for the Foundation of Human Resources Development

    New board for the Foundation of Human Resources Development

    Matthew Naudi has been appointed president of the Foundation for Human Resources Development during the first board meeting held on April 15. Michelle Fenech Seguna, director of HR at the Westin Dragonara, was appointed vice-president during the...

  • Japan and China shares climb in thin holiday trade

    Tokyo and Shanghai stocks closed higher yesterday but trade lacked direction with several major markets closed for Easter holidays. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.50 per cent, or 110.44 points, to 22,200.56, while the broader...