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  • The Phoenicia recognised in top tier of world’s hotels

    The Phoenicia recognised in top tier of world’s hotels

    The Phoenicia has been awarded the British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Award in recognition of its consistently high Reevoo score as rated by British Airways Holidays customers. This award comes from unbiased customer reviews and is...

  • Express Trailers supporting retailers to export globally

    Maltese retailers are constantly facing competition from international online stores. The natural and more logical reaction to this foreign competition is to go global by selling online themselves. One of their biggest challenges when they sell...

  • Valletta’s European Capital of Culture journey

    Valletta’s European Capital of Culture journey

    Having just entered the second quarter of 2019, it is now a good time to look back at last year and reflect, at some distance, on Valletta’s tile as European Capital of Culture. The process that led to 2018 took place over a 10-year period; 10...

  • Express Trailers Employees’ CSR Day at Noah’s Ark

    Express Trailers employees and their families recently had the opportunity to support an annual CSR day by lending a helping hand at Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary. Staff and their families helped in a thorough clean-up of the store and a...

  • SavviSave finalist in the 2019 MCA eBusiness Awards

    SavviSave, the digital savings app launched by Mapfre MSV Life in April last year, has been selected as a finalist in the Best App category of the 2019 MCA eBusiness Awards. The shortlisting was carried out by a specifically set up independent...

  • Global indicator measuring insurance potential of world’s markets

    Mapfre Economic Research has presented the Mapfre Global Insurance Potential index (GIP), a new indicator designed to measure the global insurable space, through the creation of a metric which, for the first time at a global level, summarizes the...

  • Central Bank of Malta public lecture

    Professor Yosanne Vella will deliver a lecture on Women in Malta in the 18th century, at the Central Bank of Malta, Binja Laparelli, St James’s Counterguard, Valletta, on April 12 at 3pm. This presentation will discuss findings from a number of...

  • Rationale behind Q1 rally

    Perhaps many were those investors who had thought that Q4 2018 was the beginning of the next big recession. Well, following the end of Q1 2019, that seems to have been put on hold for a while, with investors’ optimism lifting the broader,...

  • Providing the right tools for intelligent security

    Providing the right tools for intelligent security

    BMIT recently held an event for practitioners within the financial services industry on intelligent security through technology, during which several Maltese and international speakers outlined the latest realities in information security and its...

  • First class awards

    First class awards

    Emirates has been awarded Best First Class in the world at the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines. The airline also clinched several other awards including Best Regional Business Class Middle East, Best First Class Middle East...

  • Extending influence in the remittance market with new partnership 

    Secure Trading Group has announced that it has taken on a new referral partner within the money remittance industry to help connect the gateway and acquiring arms of the business with ambitious remittance companies. Vala is a London-based provider...

  • Pound softens as London seeks new Brexit delay

    The British pound crumbled yesterday after London requested another extension in the long-running Brexit saga, while global stocks were having a humdrum day enlivened only by hopes over China-US trade talks. British Prime Minister Theresa May has...

  • BMW, Daimler, VW broke antitrust rules: EU 'preliminary view'

    BMW, Daimler, VW broke antitrust rules: EU 'preliminary view'

    The European Union warned German car giants BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen on Friday that a preliminary inquiry has concluded they colluded to avoid competing on emission control technology. "As a result, European consumers may have been denied the...

  • Greece secures debt relief from eurozone after delay

    Greece secures debt relief from eurozone after delay

    Eurozone finance ministers released long delayed debt relief to Greece on Friday, saying the government had implemented reforms promised during the massive bailout that ended last year.  Greece exited its third and final international bailout in...

  • MEP elections: What are the odds Labour win again?

    MEP elections: What are the odds Labour win again?

    Since Malta joined the European Union in 2004, Labour has comfortably won all three elections held for MEPs. 2019 is shaping up to be a repetition of previous years. With the odds in their favour, Labour is looking likely to obtain the majority of...

  • Pensions drive up social security spending in 2018

    Pensions drive up social security spending in 2018

    Higher retirement pensions accounted for most of the €28.3 million increase in the government’s social security spending in 2018. The 3 per cent rise brought the total to €965.2 million, according to the National Statistics Office. Contributory...

  • Markets benevolent for credit investors in Q1/19

    Markets benevolent for credit investors in Q1/19

    The first quarter of the year was a breath of fresh air for investors from the adverse market condition registered in the latter stages of 2018: markets were bolstered on the back of the dovish approach taken by both the Federal Reserve and the...

  • Swedbank chairman quits over money-laundering scandal

    Swedbank chairman quits over money-laundering scandal

    The chairman of Swedbank, the Swedish lender accused of money-laundering in Baltic countries, stepped down on Friday, the bank said a week after the board sacked its chief executive. "Lars Idermark has, with immediate effect, decided to leave the...

  • France sticks to digital tax despite US anger

    France sticks to digital tax despite US anger

    Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that France would stick to plans for a tax on digital giants such as Facebook and Apple, despite displeasure in Washington. "We are determined to implement a tax on the largest digital companies to...

  • Alarm bells ringing again

    Alarm bells ringing again

    The last global economic slowdown seems like only yesterday, mainly because the recovery there was after it was quite fragile and some countries benefitted from it to a minor extent. So when Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the...