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  • Various equities move higher

    Various equities move higher

    Various equities closed in positive territory today, lifting the MSE Share Index 0.3% higher to 3,295.343 points. Most notably, the share price of Bank of Valletta plc gained 0.4% to the €2.249 level across 23,846 shares. Lower volumes were...

  • The battle of the ­generations rages on

    The battle of the ­generations rages on

    The battle for precedence between young and old is centuries old. Older generations have wisdom and experience on their side; the younger generations have abundant enthusiasm and freshness. In every aspect of life we see the eternal generational...

  • Takata executive warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

    Takata executive warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

    An executive from Japan’s Takata Corp told US senators the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles fitted with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to move quickly enough. The US auto...

  • Election, EU uncertainty to add risk to British markets

    Investors in British assets may be headed for a year of uncertainty as the developed world’s second fastest growing economy faces something more usually associated with emerging markets: political risk. The outcome of a national election next May...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Jork Valiant from Ploce, the Stjerneborg from Tripoli to Tripoli, the BFP Galaxy from Piraeus to Piraeus, the Coneast from Tunis, the Devon Strait from Algiers (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the...

  • Contract awarded for construction of business centre at Tigné Point

    Contract awarded for construction of business centre at Tigné Point

    Mid Knight Holdings Ltd has awarded an €18 million construction contract for its new business centre at Tigné Point to Frame Structures JV, a consortium composed of Mekanika Ltd, General Precast Ltd, Halmann Vella Ltd and JS Dimech Ltd, together...

  • Student accommodation being sought

    An advert appearing in the local media is a sign that things really are moving with regard to a project in Gozo. The Malta Enterprise advert calls for accommodation for 30 people in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms, noting that the number...

  • General Soft Drinks passes international quality audits

    General Soft Drinks passes international quality audits

    The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd (GSD) recently passed surveillance audits in ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000. The company was one the first Coca-Cola plants in Europe and one of the first manufacturing plants in Malta to obtain the ISO 22000...

  • LGA agreement with its Dutch counterpart

    Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) has signed a letter of intent with The Netherlands Gaming Authority, confirming the parties’ intention to enter into a memorandum of understanding once the Gaming and Betting Act in The Netherlands is...

  • Argus Agencies buys Millenium Insurance

    Argus Insurance Agencies has acquired the business of Millennium Insurance Agency. The acquisition enables Argus to strengthen its existing business base while growing its portfolio with new and complementary lines of business. “The addition of...

  • Fimbank downgrades optimistic outlook

    Fimbank downgrades optimistic outlook

    Fimbank has toned down the “fragile optimism” expressed earlier this year, saying it was now framed within a “weaker international trade scenario”. In its interim results for the period between July 1 and last week, it said that 2014 was coming to...

  • RS2 Software close to new deal

    The RS2 Group is in process of negotiating a new licensing deal with a client in Europe that is expected to be concluded during the first quarter of 2015. In a company announcement, the software company said that during the second half of the...

  • Medserv wins Libyan offshore contracts

    Medserv wins Libyan offshore contracts

    Medserv Libya has signed a tripartite agreement with a leading international oil company and a leading rig operator to support activity offshore Libya. Further agreements have also been signed with other leading international service companies,...

  • Maltese involved in 3D TV breakthrough

    Maltese involved in 3D TV breakthrough

    Researcher Brian Micallef has been able to find a way to reduce the time it takes for 3D video to be compressed, to about one tenth of the original time. Brian Micallef, a post-graduate researcher with the Department of Communications and...

  • MBB training on EU direct funding

    The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) announces the launch of its new European Social Fund project: ESF 4.245 – Innovation Leaders: Improving Knowledge on EU Direct Funds, with training due to commence in February. The ESF-funded programme will provide...

  • 6PM, Palo Alto Networks to host event on network security from cyber attacks

    6PM and Palo Alto Networks will be hosting an event next Friday that will delve into the cyber underground. The event will look at how Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are being used to compromise organisations around the globe with increasing...

  • Icon to host 2014 YouthSpark Event

    Icon, a Microsoft partner, will host a track during the annual Microsoft YouthSpark information and learning event to be held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre at Skyparks, Gudja, tomorrow. Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to empower...

  • Lecture on industrial heritage at SFC

    Simonds Farsons Cisk and The Farsons Foundation, in collaboration with Heritage Malta and the University of Malta, are holding a series of lectures focusing on specific themes of industrial heritage. The first lecture will be delivered by...

  • Emirates Group profits up 1%

    Emirates Group profits up 1%

    The Emirates Group announced its half-yearly results with revenues reaching AED 47.5 billion (€10.34 billion) for the first six months of its 2014-15 fiscal year, up 12 per cent from the same period last year. Net profit for the group rose to AED...

  • EC English language centres receive top employer award

    EC English Language Centres was awarded a One Star accreditation for employee engagement, alongside some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands. The Best Companies Index (BCI) is used across many industries by top international...