Cultural Blueprints: Design with Birgu Blue

Birgu Blue, located in Malta’s maritime capital of Birgu (Vittoriosa) within the Grand Harbour, is a one-of-a-kind, independent boutique, combining a workshop and an atelier. The vibe is artisanal, slightly rebellious, and retro all at once and characterised by an in-house leather artisan and master craftsman. The store location has an intriguing history. It is located in the Collacchio quarter, the area exclusively reserved as living quarters to the members of the prestigious religious Order of the Knights, where the original  Knights’ Auberges, opulent palazzos of notable architectural importance still stand today in the medieval plant-lined cobbled streets. The street was … Continue reading Cultural Blueprints: Design with Birgu Blue

Man with a Plan: Power of Diplomatic Collaboration

Interview with Hon. Dr Ian Borg, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade International relations between Malta and the United Arab Emirates were cemented even more strongly than ever before during the recent World Expo. For the occasion of the Malta National Day, we meet with Dr Ian Borg Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade to give us insights into his current role in maintaining Malta’s external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. A lawyer by profession, Ian Borg is graduated as a Doctor of Laws from University of Malta after completing a Doctoral … Continue reading Man with a Plan: Power of Diplomatic Collaboration

YOUGotaGift Launches the Region’s First Multi-Brand Gift Card with Value Added Offers to Customers

YOUGotaGift, the leading digital gift card marketplace in MENA, has announced the launch of the innovative new multi-brand eGift Card, HappyYOÜ, a super gift card redeemable at all their partner brands in the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Egypt. For the first time in the region, the HappyYOÜ card enables added benefits in addition to the redeemable amount on the card, offering bonus value to customers. The launch comes in tandem with the reveal of a refreshed brand identity that reflects the next evolution of the business, reimagining the company’s customer-centric products as a branded currency that brings … Continue reading YOUGotaGift Launches the Region’s First Multi-Brand Gift Card with Value Added Offers to Customers

EFG Hermes Serves as Joint Bookrunner on Dubai-Based Salik Company PJSC (Salik’s)Initial Public Offering (IPO)

 The highly anticipated IPO of one of Dubai’s most attractive infrastructure plays is set to raise over AED 3.7 billion (USD 1.0 billion), marking yet another flagship issuance on the ever-growing Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and a highly successful monetization event by the Government of Dubai   Dubai, September 29, 2022   EFG Hermes, the leading investment bank franchise in Frontier Emerging Markets (FEM), announced today that its Investment Banking division has successfully concluded advisory as Joint Bookrunner on the initial public offering (IPO) of Dubai’s exclusive toll-gate operator – Salik – on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).     … Continue reading EFG Hermes Serves as Joint Bookrunner on Dubai-Based Salik Company PJSC (Salik’s)Initial Public Offering (IPO)