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  • Malta startup wins European challenge in Helsinki with Intact

    Malta startup wins European challenge in Helsinki with Intact

    This year’s edition of the JA European Enterprise Challenge gathered 19 startups from 15 countries in Helsinki. University students who took part in the ‘Start Up Programme’ were competing and presenting their start-ups to a selected jury. The...

  • Spring cleaning waste the right way

    Spring cleaning waste the right way

    With summer kicking in, many are busy cleaning up their neglected gardens, yards and giving a lift to dark, shabby corners of their houses with a lick of paint and some DIY home works. The promise of summer seems to act like a sign to clean up...

  • Managing director at CIC addresses innovation session

    Managing director at CIC addresses innovation session

    PKF hosted the first blueprint for innovation session, where two key note speakers flew over from Boston and California respectively to learn about the innovation ecosystem in Malta and to present their successful story in their respective fields.

  • Marketing firm boosts design and web offering

    Marketing firm boosts design and web offering

    Marketing consultancy firm Concept Stadium has boosted its graphic design studio and web development capabilities with a new addition to the squad – Alessandro Caselli – who brings two service areas offered together. Following an 18-year tenure in...

  • Phnom Penh becomes Emirates’ latest gateway

    Phnom Penh becomes Emirates’ latest gateway

    Emirates recently expanded its presence in southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar. This new service, oper-ated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, broadens the airline’s...

  • RS2 Software surges by 7.6%

    The MSE index maintained its positive stance as it extended its winning streak for the fifth consecutive week to close 0.56 per cent higher at 4,723.69 points. The week was dominated by this week’s top performer – RS2 Software plc, with the major...

  • UK starting salaries jump as Brexit vote hits staff supply

    UK starting salaries jump as Brexit vote hits staff supply

    Salaries for British workers starting in permanent jobs rose at the fastest pace since 2015 as businesses found it harder to hire staff, a problem exacerbated by Brexit, a survey of recruitment firms showed on Friday. The signs of pay pressure in...

  • Risky assets on pause as US jobs growth underpins hawkish Fed stance

    World stocks are poised to end the week at six-week lows in the face of oil weakness, a spike in bond yields and expected tighter monetary policy especially in the United States. US job growth surged more than expected in June and employers...

  • Strength in collaboration

    Strength in collaboration

    Grimaldi Group recently invited its business partners to come together and discuss the current business year at the First Grimaldi Lines Summer Reception, held at the new Giuseppi’s at the Salini Resort.  Guests had the opportunity to socialise...

  • Reckitt Benckiser cuts sales forecast after cyber attack

    Reckitt Benckiser cuts sales forecast after cyber attack

    British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser trimmed its sales forecasts on Thursday, becoming one of the first companies to put a cost on a global cyber attack that disrupted its manufacturing and distribution. Several major companies, along...

  • Host Charles Payne suspended from Fox Business Network

    Host Charles Payne suspended from Fox Business Network

    Making Money host Charles Payne was suspended from Fox Business Network, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. The spokeswoman said Payne had been “suspended pending further investigation” and rotating sub-hosts would fill in on the Twenty-First...

  • On becoming first class

    On becoming first class

    The recent controversy about the advert of the restaurant chain New York Best and the subsequent interview in another newspaper triggered something that is indeed close to my heart. We could spend time discussing whether a masterpiece of Leonardo...

  • Deutsche Bank sizes up Frankfurt for post-Brexit trading shift – source

    Deutsche Bank sizes up Frankfurt for post-Brexit trading shift – source

    Deutsche Bank is evaluating whether to move a large part of its securities trading business from London to Frankfurt or elsewhere in Europe as it prepares for Britain’s exit from the European Union, a source told Reuters yesterday. Germany’s...

  • EU, Japan seal trade agreement, EU official says

    EU, Japan seal trade agreement, EU official says

    Japan and the European Union should agree to a free trade pact that could be completed within months, after senior officials removed final snags to a political deal intended as a signal to US President Donald Trump. “We ironed out the few...

  • Mediaset says pay-TV numbers shrinking but margins improving

    Mediaset says pay-TV numbers shrinking but margins improving

    Italy’s largest private broadcaster, Mediaset expects revenues and subscriber numbers at its pay-TV unit to continue falling this year but profit margins to improve as it shifts to an on-demand business model, top executives said. The pay-TV unit,...

  • Wall Street set for fall as stocks in Europe tumble

    Oil recovered from a heavy fall yesterday but European stocks and the biggest emerging market currencies tumbled for a second day, as investors retreated in the face of rising global borrowing costs. German Bund yields hit their highest in 1-1/2...

  • Farsons climbs to record high

    The share index extended yesterday’s gains as it advanced by a further 0.1% to 4,729.757 points, the highest level in over three months. This reflected the increases in the share prices of RS2 (+2.2%) and Farsons (+1.7%) which outweighed the drops...

  • Equity market update

    The risk of a correction appeared to be troubling equity markets at the start of June. However, the combination of improving global growth, solid business conditions, rising profits and low interest rates indicate that equity valuations may still...

  • Maltese equity market registers slight negative performance in Q2

    Maltese equity market registers slight negative performance in Q2

    Last week marked the end of the second quarter and also the first half of 2017. Following the 1.9 per cent increase during the first three months of the year, the MSE Share Index (which measures the performance of the companies on the Official...

  • Michelin buys 40 per cent stake in Robert Parker wine guide company

    Michelin, the tyre giant and owner of the Michelin gourmet restaurant guide, has bought a 40 per cent stakein the Robert Parker Wine Advocate – the fine wine guide of influential critic Robert Parker. Parker is considered by many within the...