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  • Countdown to financial freedom

    Countdown to financial freedom

    Many dream about retirement to pursue their dreams of travelling, spending more time with friends and family and generally relaxing after decades of working long hours and putting up with impossible bosses. What is usually missing in this...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Stellar Wakamatsu from Aliaga to Annaba, the APL Latvia from Kopper to Port Said and the CMA CGM Lotus from Bizerte (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to Salerno,...

  • US tech stocks disappoint

    US tech stocks disappoint

    The tech sector has been preferred by investors since the presidential elections in 2016. However, the strong rally in US tech stocks came to an abrupt halt as it appeared more likely that the Goldilocks environment of moderate growth and low...

  • Grimaldi warns Tirrenia is destabilising market

    Grimaldi warns Tirrenia is destabilising market

    Cargo shipping line Grimaldi has accused Tirrenia of destabilising the market by cutting prices to “unsustainable levels”, with the rival Italians rebutting this, stating that the situation has improved since they introduced competition. Grimaldi...

  • Company briefs - August 5, 2018

    Ecovis Malta has launched a cloud-based platform which integrates the use of applications according to the specific requirements of the client. Branded as ‘Ecovis Online’, the platform acts as a solution that consolidates and centralises all...

  • MIA stages rally as BOV shares recover from weekly low

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index erased the previous week’s minimal 0.006 per cent loss as it closed 0.094 per cent higher at 8,729.893 points. Activity was spread across 18 equities, of which five fell and nine gained ground. Turnover more than...

  • BoE raises rate by 25 basis in a unanimous vote

    On Thursday, the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to raise interest rates by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent as policymakers were more concerned about above target inflation than Brexit uncertainties. The bank had...

  • Welcome to the Transformative Age

    The 14th edition of EY’s Annual Attractiveness Event will be held at the InterContinental Malta on October 24. The results of a survey carried out by EY among existing FDI companies in Malta will be unveiled and the day-long event will include...

  • Most important life purchase

    Most important life purchase

    Home. It’s the most important purchase you’ll ever make. Learning the process of how to buy a house can be challenging. To choose wisely, it is crucial to rely on an experienced real estate agency to guide you through the process and make sure...

  • Elektra Ltd and Schneider Electric launch EcoStruxture for high-rise and commercial buildings in Malta

    Elektra Ltd and Schneider Electric launch EcoStruxture for high-rise and commercial buildings in Malta

    Lighting and electrical supplies distributer Elektra Ltd, local distributor for Schneider Electric, has launched the Next Generation of EcoStruxure, the Architecture and Platform for End-to-End IoT-Enabled Solutions at Scale.  The move is part of...

  • Donation to Happy Paws Clinic

    Donation to Happy Paws Clinic

    The Alfred Mizzi Foundation has made a donation to the Happy Paws Clinic in Marsa. Happy Paws has been operating in Malta since 2008 and is the brainchild of Maike Beekmann, a Dutch national who has settled here in Malta. The grant given by the...

  • Foundation deploys Plastic Police Squad

    Foundation deploys Plastic Police Squad

    Kitted with high-visibility bibs, gloves and garbage pickers, the Plastic Police Squad – an initiative of the QLZH Foundation – visited Exiles, Għadira, Fra Ben and Armier beaches with the main intention to educate people about the harmful effects...

  • Lidl to delist disposable plastic items by end of 2019

    Lidl Malta’s endeavour to delist disposable plastic items is part of a wider strategy to reduce the use of plastics by 20 per cent until 2025. The company is taking action towards this goal, with its first step being that of refraining from...

  • New board of directors appointment at APS Bank

    New board of directors appointment at APS Bank

    At the annual general meeting of APS Bank Limited, Joseph Attard was appointed non-executive member of the board of directors. At the same meeting, Arthur Galea Salomone and Frederick Micallef, who served on the board for 21 years and 14 years...

  • Harley-Davidson daring the future

    Harley-Davidson daring the future

    Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich has shared insight into the brand’s growth plan, including an array of new products, broader access and stronger dealers. One of the fundamental aims established by Harley Davidson is to keep its current riders...

  • Steve McQueen’s bike up for auction

    The iconic red Husqvarna 400, nicknamed ‘Husky’, which shot to fame after being ridden by the ‘king of cool’ cinema legend Steve McQueen, is going up for auction by Bonhams this October 6 in Birmingham, Alabama. McQueen rode the bike in the...

  • Insurance employees get together for constructive day

    Insurance employees get together for constructive day

    GasanMamo Insurance employees celebrated their company’s annual day in style at the Xara Lodge, limits of Rabat. This year’s chosen theme was ‘Constant change – evolution of GasanMamo’. Held for the fourth year, such an event fosters team-building...

  • Are you nervous when markets turn volatile?

    Are you nervous when markets turn volatile?

    As I sit down to start writing this article, my colleagues on the second floor are busy preparing investors’ quarterly portfolio valuations. Following the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) rule which came into force in...

  • Stocks edge up on earnings

    Stocks around the world edged higher yesterday on robust earnings, with consumer staples results boosting Wall Street, though a trade spat between the US and China and tepid US jobs numbers capped gains and weighed down the dollar. US job growth...

  • The silly season is back

    The silly season is back

    The heat of summer is back with us with a burst and, as is customary with me during the silly season, this contribution and the coming two will not be based on a single topic but on two or three topics. The first starts with a question: Will it be...