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  • 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...

  • UK banks face break-up threat as watchdog plans competition probe

    Britain’s big banks could be broken up after the country’s new competition watchdog said it plans to launch an 18-month investigation into services for small business customers and personal current accounts. The Competition and Markets Authority...

  • MGS turnover surge as new issues announced

    Trading volume in Malta Government Securities (MGS) more than doubled this week after the Treasury announced that the government will be offering two new issues to the general public. The two new issues shall in the aggregate be of €100 million...

  • US shares rebound as euro briefly dips below $1.35 mark

    US stocks rebounded and European markets recovered a bit yesterday, but the euro dipped below $1.35 for the first time since February after a Malaysian airliner was downed in eastern Ukraine and Israel stepped up a ground assault in Gaza. German...

  • New iPhone to enter mass production

    New iPhone to enter mass production

    Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc.’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported yesterday. Mass production of a 4.7-inch...

  • ECB will disclose unprecedented data after banks do stress tests

    ECB will disclose unprecedented data after banks do stress tests

    The European Central Bank has laid out plans to publish an unprecedented trove of data on individual banks – from measures of leverage to non-performing loans – when it completes a landmark health check in October. The ECB, soon to become Europe’s...

  • Daily currency report

    Higher inflation rates in the UK and the US collided with stronger-than-expected growth figures in China to make for improved investor sentiment. That sentiment flourished when FOMC’s Janet Yellen told members of Congress that interest rates could...

  • MSE share index at two-week high

    The MSE Share Index edged 1.1 per cent higher to a fresh two-week high of 3,343.592 points largely due to the uplift in the share prices of HSBC Bank Malta plc and GO plc. The share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc traded 4.2 per cent higher to regain...

  • Implementing structural reforms

    At last month’s European Council, the heads of government of the 28 EU member states agreed that the implementation of structural reforms was necessary in order to enhance economic growth. The final communiqué had stated that “the recovery remains...

  • Apple fights digital books ruling

    Apple fights digital books ruling

    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion. The terms of the settlement disclosed...