The all-new Mazda CX-3 is set to take on the small SUV class with a successful combination of engineering, design and a flexible driver-oriented approach.

The Mazda CX-3 is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, diesel or petrol, and automatic or manual.

It is available from GasanZammit Motors Ltd.

BOV launches education loan

Bank of Valletta is introducing a scheme to assist students finance diploma and degree courses offered by the University of London in Malta through St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education.

“Finance and computer games degrees, like those offered by the University of London, are in great demand by employers in the financial services and the ICT industry,” institute principal Charles Theuma said.

“However, they are difficult for the average student to attain without appropriate financing.”

Loans under this special scheme, part of the BOV Education Loan product, may be taken up for a maximum of €15,000 and are repayable over a term of five years plus a moratorium period of up to four years.

Once in productive employment, students will be able to recoup up to 70 per cent of their fees through tax credits. The special scheme is open to part-time students in full-time employment as well as full-time students.

Aegean starts Malta route

Aegean, the largest Greek airline, has started operating flights to Malta, the fourth new airline this year.

“The addition of Aegean to our network of airlines, opens up the Greek market further, offers optimum connectivity to the Greek Islands, and increased links to Athens, another European hub,” said MIA chief executive Alan Borg

Aegean, a member of the Star Alliance network, will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays this summer.

Award for Mediterrania Capital

Mediterrania Capital Partners has been named Best Africa Focused Investment Manager at the 2015 Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards.

Mediterrania Capital is a dedicated private equity firm focused on small- and medium-sized enterprises and mid-cap companies in North Africa. It is based in Malta and regulated by the MFSA, and also has offices in Barcelona, Casablanca, Tunisia and Algiers.

Awards coordinator Peter Rujgev said: “The Alternative Investment Awards honour those who are on the cutting edge of providing new and ground-breaking solutions for their clients.”

“Since the beginning of our operations in 2008, we have implemented a hands-on approach to support the growth strategy of our portfolio companies by leading the governance and driving the key internal value creation process,” said Albert Alsina, Mediterrania Capital Partners managing partner and CEO.

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