Last Updated 17 | 12 | 2014 at 12:03

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Market swings are expected to persist in the following weeks after yesterday’s mixed trading saw European indices rise significantly yesterday after a difficult seven day selloff.  The closely...Read More >>

  • Lufthansa to offer new helicopter service from Munich

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:10

    Lufthansa customers will be able to reach the ski slopes even faster this winter. A new helicopter service from Munich will commence on 1 January 2015. Lufthansa’s hub in southern Germany is the perfect departure point to reach the nearby ski resorts as quickly as...
  • Data laden day as Russia raises rate to 17.0%

    Date: Tue, 16/12/2014 - 16:02

    Uncharacteristically for this time of year, when markets usually tend to smoothen up and lighten up in terms of activity, volatility is creeping upwards once again, all for the wrong reasons, as, throughout the end of last week, equities lost ground, eurozone spreads...
  • HSBC Water Programme songs set for international debut

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:57

    Embodying the message of conservation, HSBC Malta Water Programme has launched two special songs that are set to make an international debut wherever HSBC Group’s Water Programme is active in global communities. Entitled ‘Water Life’ and ‘Catch the Drop’, the songs are...
  • Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:59

    Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly. On most Emirates A380s passengers can access 10MBs of free data, enough to...
  • Timing an entry back into the markets

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 11:02

    The headlines say that markets are trading lower due to a continued decline in the price of oil which is leading to concerns that global growth is slowing down. However, I believe it is more a result of a market which was overbought short term and lead to a profit...
  • Historic Apple 1 computer sold at auction

    Date: Mon, 15/12/2014 - 07:00

    A fully operational Apple 1 computer, possibly one of the 50 believed to be still in existence has been sold at auction for $365,000. It is the only machine known to have been personally sold by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, from a garage in California in 1976. Despite...
  • Facebook thinking about 'dislike' function - Zuckerberg

    Date: Sun, 14/12/2014 - 12:45

    Founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site while speaking at a Q&A session in California after it became one of the most requested features on the social network site. He also added that the site...
  • US retail data confirms hopes that lower oil can boost consumption

    Date: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:57

    The European Central Bank (ECB) withstood yesterday another test as the second TLTRO (Targeted Long Term Refinancing Operations) auction concluded with a take-up of EUR130 billion, a result that was rather deceivable given a consensus estimate of EUR148 billion but...
  • US retail data confirms hopes that lower oil can boost consumption

    Date: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:57

    The European Central Bank (ECB) withstood yesterday another test as the second TLTRO (Targeted Long Term Refinancing Operations) auction concluded with a take-up of EUR130 billion, a result that was rather deceivable given a consensus estimate of EUR148 billion but...
  • The President of Malta visits the BOV Piggy Bank Campaign coin counting process

    Date: Thu, 11/12/2014 - 13:50

    The President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca paid a visit to Bank of Valletta’s Head Office in Santa Venera to witness the elaborate process of sorting and counting the thousands of euros in coins which are currently being collected through the L-Istrina BOV...

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