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  • BNI National Networking Day set for January 30

    BNI National Networking Day set for January 30

    BNI celebrated its 34th anniversary in business on January 8. Today, BNI is the the world’s biggest and best business referral organisation.   “In some ways, it seems like just yesterday and in other ways it’s hard to believe it’s been that long.

  • Book launched on 70 years of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd

    For the Love of Animals is the title of a book launched last December, authored by Malcolm J. Naudi, on 70 years of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd. The occasion was the company’s annual Christmas party at Chateau Buskett, Buskett. Company director...

  • Sovereign bonds as a source of downside protection

    As with every end-of-year period, the past few weeks have churned out various articles and reports summing up the highlights of the past year. All did not fail to mention the return of volatility across financial markets. Needless to say, when...

  • Smog reduction could save Europeans €183bn by 2025

    Smog reduction could save Europeans €183bn by 2025

    Radical new research launched by InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, revealed that EU citizens are set to pocket €183bn by adopting innovative smog-reduction technologies over the next seven years. The report,...

  • Esports festival 2018 attracts crowd

    Esports festival 2018 attracts crowd

    Over 350 gamers and more than 1,000 spectators attended the GO Malta Esports Festival 2018 in December at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali. The largest esports event of its kind that Malta has seen and now in its sixth edition,...

  • Stock market recovery runs out of steam

    Stock markets in Europe and the US slipped yesterday after several days of gains as investors took a breather in the absence of fresh news on trade talks between Beijing and Washington. Earlier, Asian markets ended the week mostly on a higher...

  • French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

    French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

    Ride-hailing giant Uber has lost an appeal in France brought by a former driver who wanted his terms of employment recognised as a fully-fledged work contract. Fabien Masson, a lawyer for the plaintiff, hailed Thursday's ruling by the Paris Court...

  • Flexible working can reinforce gender stereotypes

    Flexible working can reinforce gender stereotypes

    Flexible working is becoming a must for many. One recent report found a quarter of UK workers have refused a job due to a lack of flexibility. This number jumps to 40% for millennial workers for whom work-life balance and flexible working is key...

  • Working population was over 206,000 in July, up 5.6%

    Working population was over 206,000 in July, up 5.6%

    In July 2018, there were 206,585 people working full time, an increase of 5.9 per cent, with 79,720 of those– 38.6 per cent – being female. The National Statistics Office said on Friday that part-time employment as a primary job increased by 1.1...

  • The recent market rally and European HY valuations

    The recent market rally and European HY valuations

    This week’s market rally emerged as a key indicator of the sensitivity markets hold vis-à-vis the trade war saga and monetary decisions. Just as a reminder, in the last week of the year, markets crashed on the US Federal Reserve’s monetary...

  • Why Trump will likely lose the government shutdown

    Why Trump will likely lose the government shutdown

    One of the biggest myths about government shutdowns is that presidents usually win. This may explain why President Donald Trump threatened to continue the shutdown for months, even years. However, a poll conducted in the first week of January...

  • Japan to repay $490 million to 20 million workers after data failure

    Japan to repay $490 million to 20 million workers after data failure

    Japan said Friday it would have to amend its upcoming budget to fund compensation for people whose benefits were underpaid for years because of a scandal involving erroneous labour data. The labour ministry admitted this week that it has for years...

  • The European scenario - Lawrence Zammit

    The European scenario - Lawrence Zammit

    In May this year the elections for the European Parliament will be held in the EU member states. Following this, the president of the European Commission will be ap­pointed by the governments of the member states, followed by the appointment of...

  • Farsons supports career exposure experience

    Farsons supports career exposure experience

    As part of its Careers in Manufacturing campaign, the Malta Chamber’s manufacturing executive board, with the support of Malta Enterprise and the Education Psycho-Social Services (EPSS) section within the Ministry for Education and Employment,...

  • Green thinking at local company

    Green thinking at local company

    Vassallo Builders’ yearly seminar was held in December as it has been a tradition for a good number of years, with this year’s theme being ‘Thinking Green’. Around 70 members of staff, management and directors attended this seminar at The George...

  • New appointments in line with expansion and consolidation of central operations

    New appointments in line with expansion and consolidation of central operations

    Von der Heyden Group, a high-quality niche player in the European real estate market, has announced new appointments in line with its further expansion and the consolidation of its central operations in Malta. This year marks the Von der Heyden...

  • Global stocks slip as optimism evaporates

    Stocks mostly slid across the world yesterday as investor optimism over China-US trade talks faded and concerns over the US government shutdown mounted. Discussions between US and Chinese officials to find a way out of an impasse that has seen the...

  • EU probes Nike tax deals in the Netherlands

    EU probes Nike tax deals in the Netherlands

    The EU on Thursday launched an in-depth probe into Nike's tax affairs in the Netherlands, following revelations in the "Paradise Papers" scandal that exposed low tax deals for multinationals. The investigation of one of the world's most iconic...

  • GO share price surges to over 12-year high

    GO share price surges to over 12-year high

    The MSE Equity Price Index trended positively for the third consecutive day as it added a further 0.37% to 4,485.425 points. The increases in the share prices of GO and HSBC outweighed the drops in MIDI and Medserv while a further five equities...

  • Saudi Arabia awards first major wind project worth $500m

    Saudi Arabia awards first major wind project worth $500m

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday awarded a contract to build a $500 million wind farm, a first for the world's top oil exporter as it pushes to diversify its energy sector. A consortium led by France's EDF and Abu Dhabi's Masdar won the bid for the...