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  • Equities gain, euro tumbles as ECB hints at faster debt purchases

    Equities around the world jumped yesterday and the euro tumbled on signals the European Central Bank may accelerate its one trillion euro bond-buying programme over the next two months. The dollar gained 1.6 per cent against the euro and was...

  • Vodafone registers quarterly sales rise

    Vodafone registers quarterly sales rise

    Britain’s Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years yesterday in the clearest sign yet that Europe’s mobile market is edging towards recovery. The world’s second largest mobile operator has been hit hard by...

  • Eurozone prices end four months of falls

    Eurozone prices were flat year-on-year in April, ending four months of falls, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat confirmed yesterday. Eurostat said consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.2 per cent month-on-month...

  • BOV helps share index rebound

    The share index reversed yesterday’s 0.4 per cent decline with an equivalent uplift during this morning’s session to 3,783.885 points largely due to the gains in the share price of Bank of Valletta. The bank’s equity edged 1.7 per cent higher to...

  • Help us fight fakes, Alibaba’s security chief tells global brands

    Help us fight fakes, Alibaba’s security chief tells global brands

    When it comes to fighting fakes, Alibaba’s head of internet security says cooperation beats the courtroom any day. Ni Liang, who runs the Hangzhou, China-based company’s anti-counterfeiting operations, was speaking to Reuters days after Gucci,...

  • Money market report for the week ended May 15

    On Monday, May 11, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The auction was conducted on Tuesday, May 12, and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €90.62 billion, €4.61 billion lower than...

  • Greece, creditors make progress in talks, but pace slow – EU executive

    Greece, creditors make progress in talks, but pace slow – EU executive

    There is progress in talks between Greece and its creditors on more funding in exchange for reforms, but the pace of it is slow and more effort is needed to reach a deal, the European Commission said yesterday. “More time and effort is needed to...

  • 888 Holdings bids for Bwin.Party

    London-listed online gaming company 888 Holdings Plc has offered to buy bigger rival Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc, setting up a potential £956 million takeover battle with GVC Holdings Plc. Smaller sports betting and gaming company GVC...

  • Ryanair approach key to government decision on Aer Lingus – Deputy PM

    Ryanair approach key to government decision on Aer Lingus – Deputy PM

    Ryanair’s approach to IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus will be very significant in whether the government decides to sell its stake in the former flag carrier, Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton was quoted as saying yesterday. International Consolidated...

  • Dollar rebounds off lows as Greek bond yields jump

    The dollar bounced back from four-month lows yesterday, while Greek bond yields jumped on worries the country would not be able to make its debt payments. Wall Street added slightly to gains, pushing the benchmark S&P 500 to a fresh all-time...

  • Company social responsibilities

    Company social responsibilities

    Atlas Insurance recently held a fundraising walk for the Ladybird Foundation at Majjistral Nature and History Park. The walk was held in collaboration with the Nannakolas on the Go and was attended by Atlas staff, family and friends. Multigas...

  • MSE Share Index down 0.4% as four equities decline

    MSE Share Index down 0.4% as four equities decline

    The MSE Share Index dropped 0.4% to 3,768.813 points following declines in the two largest capitalised companies (BOV and HSBC) along with MIA and Malita Investments. In the banking sector, Bank of Valletta plc ended today’s session 1.7% lower at...

  • The benefits of registering intellectual property rights

    The benefits of registering intellectual property rights

    All computer programmers, engineers, photographers, architects and artists invest considerable amount of time, effort and possibly money in the creation of their works, be it a picture or software code. It is thus understandable that they would...

  • Silver generation attracts business interests

    Silver generation attracts business interests

    Marketers and retailers have dubbed baby boomers generation with another title: the silver generation. As the post-war generation enters the retirement phase of their lives, businesses are focusing on the needs of this mostly affluent generation...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta this week: The Saint Roch from Misurata, the Stjerneborg from Misurata, the Janina from Tunis, the Taurus J from Bejaia, the CMA CGM Magellan from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan and the ER Canada from...

  • Seashells reopens following a €7m refurbishment

    Seashells reopens following a €7m refurbishment

    Seashells Resort at Suncrest has reopened following a €7 million refurbishment project and will now remain open all year round. The works were carried out by just over 350 workers in five months, and included the complete stripping and refitting...

  • Orange is Malta’s JA-YE Company of the Year

    Orange is Malta’s JA-YE Company of the Year

    Orange from St Aloysius’ College has won the Junior Achievement (Young Enterprise) Company of the Year competition and will be representing Malta in the European finals to be held in Berlin in July. The company will be competing with a mobile app...

  • Time for seaplane comeback?

    Seaplane operations in Canada and the Maldives have been thriving for years. However, in Europe the whole concept seems to be finding difficulty to gain momentum. It is hard to understand why. After all, prior to its astronomical growth, Ryanair...

  • Malta: fastest growing innovator

    Malta: fastest growing innovator

    Malta saw the greatest improvement in its research and innovation performance, according to the European Union’s Innovation Union Scoreboard for 2015 – but it still catching up to the EU average. Malta was followed by Latvia and Bulgaria, with...

  • Gas-mixing installed at Magħtab waste treatment plant

    Gas-mixing installed at Magħtab waste treatment plant

    Equipment has been install­ed at Magħtab that will control in a more environmentally-friendly way the by-products released as or­ganic waste decomposes. The plant is composed of a series of digestion tanks into which organic waste and water are...