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  • Mapfre Middlesea share price back to 2009 levels

    Mapfre Middlesea share price back to 2009 levels

    Mapfre Middlesea gained 7.7 per cent to reach €1.40 on total volume of 14,323 shares today – a level not touched ever since the last quarter of 2009. Half-way during the session, the Mapfre Middlesea issued an announcement which stated that the...

  • Scientific Games, merger with Bally reaps synergies

    Scientific Games, merger with Bally reaps synergies

    Scientific Games (SGMS) is a leading innovator in the global lottery and regulated gaming industries. Beginning with the breakthrough technology that launched the world’s very first secure instant lottery game in 1974, the company has continued to...

  • Reducing income inequality

    Last week I wrote about the need to search for a new economic model. I also wrote, that in the aftermath of a very severe international economic recession and a crisis in the financial markets, we need to start speaking of a reformed market economy.

  • No developments in Greek debt talks after another day of spin

    No developments in Greek debt talks after another day of spin

    The euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece’s long-running debt talks with international creditors. Traders latched on to an upbeat...

  • Stocks fall on Greek concern, yen falls further

    The US dollar hit its highest against the yen since 2002 yesterday, while global stocks cascaded lower after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat. Crude futures fell,...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    GO is simplifying its Limitless plans, introducing the SIM-only concept to deliver additional value to customers. Limitless plans start from just €24 a month and include, as a minimum, limitless calls to all Go mobile and fixed lines, 1GB of data,...

  • Trading activity slumps to 11-week low

    Trading activity slowed down for the fourth consecutive session with only €0.12 million worth of equities changing hands during this morning’s session representing an 11-week low and a 64.3 per cent drop from this year’s daily...

  • Greece, why all the fuss?

    Greece, why all the fuss?

    Governments, like everyone else, are required to pay their bills. Greece has been unable to do so for quite some time and has managed to stay afloat only through financial aid from European institutions and the IMF. How did Greece end up in the...

  • The French connection

    The French connection

    For many, France is a series of stereotypical images: the Eiffel Tower blinking its lights at midnight, a stretch of vineyards in Burgundy, the Gallic rooster emblazoned on the shirt of the national football team, and sweet-toothed people outside...

  • Weekly transport service since 1978

    France remains one of Malta’s top business partners. Products arriving from France include various imported commercial items such as automotive parts, fashion wear, food, manufactured products, chilled and frozen products, pharmaceuticals, luxury...

  • We mean business

    We mean business

    Valery Bollier CEO, Oulala Games Limited What was your first experience of Malta? I arrived in Malta 10 years ago to launch an iGaming site called ZEturf. I will always remember my first night on the island. It was May 25, 2005 and the restaurant...

  • Volatile 5 years for the Maltese equity market

    Volatile 5 years for the Maltese equity market

    Last Friday the MSE Share Index touched a four-year high of 3,841.516 points (a fresh four-year high was reached again on Monday). This milestone encouraged me to dwell on the developments across the local equity market over the past few years. A...

  • A worldwide outreach

    A worldwide outreach

    Methode Electronics Inc’s long-standing business relationship with renowned French automotive manufacturers such as Renault S.A. and Peugeot Citroën S.A. is built on Methode’s innovative and holistic custom-engineered solutions and continuous...

  • Irish government backs sale of Aer Lingus to IAG

    Irish government backs sale of Aer Lingus to IAG

    The Irish government agreed to sell its 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, paving the way for the owner of British Airways and Iberia to formally launch its €1.36 billion (£960 million) bid for the Irish carrier. International Airlines...

  • Banknote printer De La Rue looks for growth of security solutions

    British banknote printer De La Rue aims to find new opportunities in security solutions while boosting efficiency at its core currency business, it said yesterday after posting a 22 per cent fall in operating profit. The 202-year-old business...

  • EU and Switzerland sign historic transparency agreement

    The EU and Switzerland signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion. Under the agreement, both sides will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each...

  • Spain seeks closer economic integration in EU, expanded ECB mandate – El País

    Spain seeks closer economic integration in EU, expanded ECB mandate – El País

    Spain has written to European institutions asking for an overhaul of the region’s common economic policy to better integrate member states, El País wrote yesterday, quoting an eight-page document written by the Prime Minister’s office. Madrid has...

  • Get the business noticed by 120,000 French tourists

    Get the business noticed by 120,000 French tourists

    Lepetitmaltais.com has become an essential source of information for French tourists and residents in Malta. Indeed, 3,000 new Francophone tourists visit the site each month. The site is designed to help them discover all the facets of Malta in a...

  • Euro off lows, stocks rise on tentative Greek debt accord

    The euro stabilised in volatile trading and stocks rose yesterday after reports that Greece and its creditors, including the European Union and IMF, had reached an agreement that will provide debt relief to the struggling nation. The agreement...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Avonmoor from Tunis to Sousse, the Stjerneborg from Tripoli to Tripoli, the BF Nilou from Sfax to Bizerte (all Carmelo Caruana Co. Ltd), the Laura Ann from Tunis to Tunis, the Eclipse from Annaba to...