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  • Jamie Oliver: did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

    Jamie Oliver: did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

    More than a decade after being launched with a great fanfare of publicity, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group has been taken into administration with the potential loss of up to 1,300 jobs. One person unlikely to be redundant, though, is Oliver...

  • The love quotient

    The love quotient

    When the concept of emotional intelligence gained popularity through a book published by David Goleman in 1995, it was said that one’s emotional intelligence (EQ) gets people hired. Initially the idea was heavily criticised by scientists and...

  • Strong customer authentication

    Strong customer authentication

    Credorax, a leading merchant acquiring bank providing cross-border smart payment services, recently held an event at its offices in Valletta, for merchants and retailers. The event focused on the importance of secure customer authentication (SCA),...

  • World’s best cloud connectivity for Maltese businesses

    World’s best cloud connectivity for Maltese businesses

    Melita Business, in partnership with Telia Carrier, is now providing cloud connect services. With more than 65,000 kilometres fibre assets across 280 Points of Presence (PoPs) in more than 115 cities  and 35 countries worldwide, Telia Carrier’s...

  • Main Street Complex plc holds AGM

    Main Street Complex plc holds AGM

    Main Street Complex p.l.c. held its first Annual General Meeting since its 2018 IPO, on Friday, May 17. The meeting was chaired by the chairman of the board of directors, Joseph A. Gasan, who presented an overview of the company’s performance and...

  • Cathay Communication appoints Malta representative

    A global communications platform established earlier this year to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative, has appointed Logix Creative Ltd as its exclusive national representative in Malta. The network already spans across more than 60 countries...

  • 40th reunion with a cause

    40th reunion with a cause

    Following yet another successful reunion, this time celebrating their 40th school-leaving anniversary, ‘Class of 1978’ recently made donations in support of the work carried out by Hospice Malta and Dar Santa Rita in Tarxien. This was made...

  • Global stocks dive in as Europe heads to polls

    World stock markets plunged yesterday in a “perfect storm” as Europe headed to the polls amid fresh economic gloom, the China-US trade war raged on and beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May delayed another Brexit vote. Europe kicked off voting...

  • IHI share price climbs to highest since June 2015

    IHI share price climbs to highest since June 2015

    Following Wednesday's strong uplift of 1.9%, the MSE Equity Price Index retreated by 0.65% to 4,837.896 points on Thursday. The drops in FIMBank, HSBC and BOV, coupled with the declines in Medserv and Tigné Mall, outweighed the gains in five other...

  • Are Central Bank interest rates destabilising banks?

    Are Central Bank interest rates destabilising banks?

    Speaking over a vast spectrum, banks operate under the concept of maturity transformation. In other words, banks take short-term financing vehicles, such as customer deposits, and use them to finance long-term returns. These institutions make most...

  • The highest ROEs on the MSE - Edward Rizzo

    In view of the importance for investors to consider various metrics and financial indicators before contemplating an investment decision, on an annual basis I publish league tables of some of these metrics to help readers distinguish between those...

  • Pound tumbleson Brexit agony

    The pound struck new four-month lows yesterday after British MPs slammed Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest attempt to pass her Brexit plan. In morning, London trade, sterling sank to $1.2662, the lowest point for four months, while the European...

  • Competition fund to fight plastic

    Rotary Club International has long been renowned for its work in society, helping to promote peace, tackle disease, support education, provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and grow local economies.  One of the organisation’s local arms –...

  • From one venture capitalist to another

    From one venture capitalist to another

    For venture capitalists, it’s a matter of balancing the opportunities and risks associated with every investment. Tugce Ergul interviews Silicon Valley’s VIVEK RAMASWAMI, ALEX FAYETTE and SUNIL CHHAYA. Tugce Ergul: You are all rising stars of the...

  • US stand against Huawei causes havoc for operators planning to release handsets

    US stand against Huawei causes havoc for operators planning to release handsets

    British telecom group Vodafone on Wednesday was the latest company to announce that it was suspending pre-orders of Huawei 5G handsets amid a security controversy over the Chinese giant. "We are pausing pre-orders for the Huawei Mate 20X in the UK.

  • British Steel collapses, costing thousands of jobs

    British Steel collapses, costing thousands of jobs

    British Steel collapsed on Wednesday after the government said last-ditch talks with its owners failed to secure a financial rescue. The High Court in London ordered British Steel Limited into compulsory liquidation, a statement said. "British...

  • Hold recommendation on Malta Properties Company

    Hold recommendation on Malta Properties Company

    The research team at Calamatta Cuschieri recently distributed an equity research report on Malta Properties Company (MPC) with a “hold” recommendation and a one-year price target of €0.60, implying no capital upside or downside potential to the...

  • Mining giant BHP says coal outlook 'challenged'

    Mining giant BHP says coal outlook 'challenged'

    BHP, the world's biggest miner, said Wednesday the outlook for coal was "challenged" and there was "no appetite for growth" as it sought to capitalise on opportunities in electric transport and renewables. The miner outlined its long-term strategy...

  • US firms rethink China presence because of trade war: survey

    US firms rethink China presence because of trade war: survey

    Most US businesses in China are hurting from the tariffs war between the two countries, forcing some companies to relocate abroad or refocus their business, a survey showed Wednesday. The recent poll by the American Chamber of Commerce in China...

  • European stocks recover, pound falters

    European stock markets recovered yesterday but concerns about the Huawei row and broader China-US trade war kept investors on edge. The pound, meanwhile, tumbled on lingering Brexit turmoil, before bouncing back. Against sterling, the European...