FROM COMMERCIAL NEWS
Martina Said – 10th December 2016
Whether underwater, airborne or wearable, these are some of the sleekest and most innovative gadgets on the market that are pushing the envelope.
FROM BUSINESS NEWS
9th December 2016
Silicon Valletta has officially been launched, with the aim of bringing together the CEOs and founders of digital businesses based in Malta.
The gaming industry grew by 11.9 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the first half of 2015, and directly contributed 12 per cent of the total economic value added generated in the Maltese economy, according to a report by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
FROM INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS
EU negotiators will offer British people the chance to individually opt-in and remain EU citizens as a proposal in Brexit negotiations, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has confirmed.
FROM LIFE & ART
Sarah Micallef – 8th December 2016
Illustrator Julinu (Julian Mallia) recently made headlines upon winning the New Talent award within the Advertising category at the World Illustration Awards. Here, he talks about his background and work, which is often characterised by atmospheric, surreal themes and occasionally laced with dry humour.
7th December 2016
The European Commission has fined three banks €485m for rigging Euribor, the key European benchmark rate which is used to calculate the value of many financial products.
6th December 2016
Every year around €43 million is lost in sales in Malta due to counterfeiting and fake goods, a new series of EU studies showed.
Managing Partner, RSM Malta
Tech and finance have managed to combine seamlessly to give rise to FinTech. Financial Technology, also known as FinTech, is an industry composed of companies that use technology to provide financial services, enable provision of financial services (through utilisation of technology) or drive technological innovation in the provision of financial services.
Corporate Affairs Senior Executive, Vodafone Malta
Given that we’re moving into the year 2017, phenomena such as occupational sexism, wage discrimination and glass ceilings should, by now, have been firmly relegated to the history section of sociology books.
IT & iGaming Recruitment Manager, KONNEKT
The selection process in the world of recruitment has remained unchanged for decades, but is it the best formula to identify the most suitable candidate for an open vacancy? It is worth questioning age-old practices to see if they are the best route to successful recruitment, particularly today where available talent is scarce, especially within the IT field.
European Semester Officer, European Commission Representation in Malta
Many argue that the EU lost its social conscience during the recent economic and financial crisis. State aid rules were side-lined for a while to assist ailing banks in a number of EU member states; temporary support measures were introduced in order for businesses to cushion the downturn; and ultimately the stimuli that the government had offered during the recession, which led to a substantial increase in sovereign debt in many member states, had to be repaid.
Having an identity is important for all organisations, whether profit or nonprofit making. In financial and legal terms, an organisation is described as ‘a distinct legal personality’. The term ‘personality’ can be viewed from a marketing perspective in the context of what makes up a corporate identity, and how it can be built.
Work-life balance is playing an increasingly pivotal role when companies formulate their HR strategies. This is in part due to the established reality that the tables have turned, and candidates are no longer subjected to one-sided corporate directives – ever more so within the IT industry.
FROM PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
5th December 2016
British financial services companies should only maintain their EU passporting rights if they continued to adhere to their obligations as part of the EU, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat restated today.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s heavy defeat in Sunday's referendum caused the euro to fall sharply against the dollar, which continued after Mr Renzi announced his intention to resign.
Jo Caruana – 4th December 2016
It’s been a decade since the opening of the HSBC UK Contact Centre in Swatar, and its results are better than ever. Here centre manager Robert Vaughan discusses the successes of this dynamic, off-shore HSBC operation.
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