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  • Smart City signs MoU with Indian ICT association

    Smart City signs MoU with Indian ICT association

    Smart City Malta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Software and Services Companies, hoping to use Malta as a bridge between its members and Malta’s neighbours. Nasscom is a trade association for Indian IT...

  • Bank branches shrink in EU but grow in Malta

    Bank branches shrink in EU but grow in Malta

    There were about 200,000 branches of domestic credit institutions at the end of 2013, confirming a downward trend in most EU countries, new data shows. However, Malta is bucking this trend, with more branches and more employees. The European...

  • Middlesea registers €8.21m gross profit

    Middlesea Group reported a gross profit of €8.21 million for the first six months of 2014, compared to €6.4 million in the same period last year. Improved results were generated mainly from the group’s life operation MSV Life plc. General business...

  • Revenue Commissioner appealing tax ruling

    Revenue Commissioner appealing tax ruling

    The Commissioner of Revenue is going to contest a ruling by the Administrative Review Tribunal which interpreted a court judgment as meaning that a taxpayer has the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Under normal tax law,...

  • Euro counterfeiting incidence stays low

    In the first half of 2014, just under a third of a million counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation, 6.2 per cent down on the figure for the second half of 2013. Overall, the number of counterfeits remained very low compared with...

  • Job creation in SMEs twice that of larger companies

    Seventy-six per cent of the world’s top entrepreneurs plan to increase the size of their workforce in the year ahead, compared with only 31 per cent of the CEOs of large corporates, according to the third EY Global Job Creation...

  • MSE climbs 1.2% as new MGS issues announced

    MSE climbs 1.2% as new MGS issues announced

    The Treasury announced that two new Malta Government Stock (MGS) issues will be offered to the public with coupons of two per cent and 4.1 per cent, maturing in 2020 and 2034 respectively. A total of €100 million worth of stock will be issued,...

  • US Fed chief hints at an earlier rise in interest rates

    In her semi-annual monetary policy report to the US Congress, Federal reserve chairperson Janet Yellen gave a balanced reading on the US economy’s health but warned that “considerable uncertainty” about the outlook could lead to interest rates...

  • Company briefs

    Property agents Chestertons Malta, led by Christopher Pace, has relocated to the top floor of the Melita Court building on the Ta’Xbiex seafront. This move coincides with an upgrade to the British company’s global brand identity. Giles Milner,...

  • The benefits of green roofs

    The benefits of green roofs

    A University of Malta faculty is currently studying the feasibility of green roofs in the Mediterranean region. Assistant project director Vince Lloyd Morris outlines the various advantages of this technology, including energy savings and the...

  • HSBC Malta Foundation sponsors Banca Giuratale restoration

    The external structure of one of Gozo’s finest baroque buildings, the Banca Giuratale in Independence Square, Victoria, also known as It-Tokk, is currently undergoing meticulous restoration works sponsored by the HSBC Malta Foundation. The works...

  • Winners of Malta Summer Facebook photo competition announced

    Winners of Malta Summer Facebook photo competition announced

    Maria Pappova has been announced as the winner of the Malta Summer Facebook photography competition launched by Frank Salt Real Estate at the Mercedes-Benz Malta Fashion Awards in May. She walked away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Sascha Camilleri...

  • A unique opportunity to become a top model

    A unique opportunity to become a top model

    Malta has been given the opportunity to participate in International New Model Today, a modelling contest founded by Vittoria Zeviani who owned one of Italy’s important model agencies, Why Not, in Milan. The contest offers models a chance to gain...

  • Dragonara Casino celebrates its 50th anniversary in style

    Dragonara Casino celebrates its 50th anniversary in style

    A concert and reception was held as part of the festivities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dragonara Casino, St Julian’s. The Dragonara Casino opened its doors on July 15, 1964, in what was considered as one of the first major projects...

  • Members of Coldwell Banker network meet in Germany

    Members of Coldwell Banker network meet in Germany

    Coldwell Banker Malta managing director Hermann Mallia attended the Coldwell Banker international masters meeting from June 10 to 12 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. The event is intended as a platform to share the latest industry trends...

  • Silent piano technology is taken one step ­further

    Silent piano technology is taken one step ­further

    In the past, many pianists have contended with cantankerous neighbours who complain about loud practising during the day or late-night schedules that preclude practising for fear of waking even reasonable neighbours. This led to the development of...

  • University to set up solar research lab

    The University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is set to become a centre of excellence in solar research with the setting up of a new solar materials research laboratory at its campus in Marsaxlokk. The project was made possible by a...

  • IT helping NGOs to make a real impact for a better Malta

    IT helping NGOs to make a real impact for a better Malta

    Caritas Malta was one of the first local NGOs to invest in information systems as a capacity-building tool when 12 years ago the organisation implemented a comprehensive information systems strategic plan. With changing technologies and needs, the...

  • Digital government

    Following Malta’s positive performance in the 2013 e-government benchmark report exercise, the implementation of a new strategy aims to address related issues and mitigate risks, capitalise on opportunities and overcome the challenges ahead. There...

  • Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals’ hand

    Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals’ hand

    A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court. The suit, filed in...