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  • Ballut Blocks marks 65 years as it invests for the future

    Ballut Blocks marks 65 years as it invests for the future

    Ballut Blocks is this year marking its 65th anniversary. Driven by the original beliefs instilled by its founders who came from the challenging business of agriculture in 1950, the company introduced innovative construction systems over the...

  • 12-minute Why Malta? now promotes Malta in French

    12-minute Why Malta? now promotes Malta in French

    A film by HSBC Bank Malta plc highlighting the attractions of living, working and running a business in Malta will be translated from English into French. Unveiled in December 2013 to coincide with the launch of the Malta Trade for Growth Fund,...

  • Farsons hosts new EU brand ambassador for Campari and Aperol

    Farsons hosts new EU brand ambassador for Campari and Aperol

    Recently, Farsons Beverage Imports Co. hosted one of the new EU brand ambassadors for Campari and Aperol, Davide Fornasiero. Fornasiero visited several outlets around Malta on May 21-22 alongside the local Campari and Aperol team. The aim behind...

  • Farsons business breakfast focuses on the challenges and opportunities in international development

    Farsons business breakfast focuses on the challenges and opportunities in international development

    The Farsons Group recently organised a business breakfast focusing on the subject of challenges and opportunities in international development, for its directors and management team. Presented by Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, a...

  • Seductive... stylish... party loving

    Seductive... stylish... party loving

    The 212 VIP Club Edition maintains the VIP promise of exclusivity and elegance but with a fresh twist… 212 VIP is completely inspired by the party scene of New York City. With the two new limited editions, we now go into the very heart and soul of...

  • Vivendo puts finishing touches to refurbished Seashells Resort in record time

    Vivendo puts finishing touches to refurbished Seashells Resort in record time

    The Seashells Resort at Suncrest in Qawra has opened its doors again after undergoing a complete revamp that effected every guest room and public area inside the hotel. Vivendo orchestrated this multimillion project, part of a five-year...

  • 80 years of refrigeration

    80 years of refrigeration

    Frizoll was founded in 1935 and is a fourth-generation family-run business. Apart from being the leaders in local manufacture, they are also importers of industrial and commercial refrigeration. Frizoll’s main aim is to have a top quality product,...

  • Thermal insulation: is it worth it in Malta?

    Thermal insulation: is it worth it in Malta?

    Remember when you would enter your grandmother’s house and feel cosy in winter and cool in summer? That’s because houses were built with thicker walls back then, unlike today, with temperature change felt almost immediately in modern...

  • New highs for GO, RS2 and Medserv

    The share index ended this morning’s session practically unchanged at 4,064.931 points as the gains in three equities were offset by declines in Bank of Valletta  and Midi. The share price of GO advanced by a further 0.6 per cent to a fresh...

  • Labelling foodstuffs correctly

    The label on a foodstuff must not mislead the consumer by giving the impression that a particular ingredient is present when in fact it is not, the Court of Justice of the European Union recently affirmed. This could be the case even though there...

  • European Court of Justice rules ECB bond-buying plan in line with EU law

    European Court of Justice rules ECB bond-buying plan in line with EU law

    A European Central Bank bond-buying plan crafted at the height of the euro one crisis is in line with European law, judges from the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday, throwing their weight behind the ECB and rebuffing a German...

  • HSBC, JPMorgan may move parts of businesses to Luxembourg – The Times

    HSBC, JPMorgan may move parts of businesses to Luxembourg – The Times

    HSBC Holdings Plc and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are in talks to relocate parts of their businesses to Luxembourg from the UK as they weigh the possibility of a British exit from the European Union, The Times reported. JPMorgan is close to setting up a...

  • Euro slumps amid Greek debt standoff

    The euro fell yesterday as it appeared more likely that debt-stricken Greece would default or have to leave the single currency, while the US dollar rose ahead of a meeting by the US Federal Reserve. Stocks were mixed around the world, with shares...

  • UK ‘bad bank’ repays further £3.7bn to taxpayers

    Britain’s ‘bad bank’, which is running down the loans of two bailed-out lenders, said it repaid £3.7 billion to the government in the year through March 2015, bringing the total it has repaid to £14.1 billion. UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), a...

  • Local equities continue to trend higher

    The share index edged 0.2 per cent higher during this morning’s session to yet another seven-year high of 4,064.927 points. The equity benchmark has trended higher in 10 of 12 sessions held so far this month. Among today’s positive performers, GO...

  • ECB will keep funding lifeline for Greece open if banks solvent

    ECB will keep funding lifeline for Greece open if banks solvent

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said yesterday that the ECB would keep approving funding for Greek banks provided they are solvent, calling for a “quantum leap” in the way the eurozone was organised. Draghi’s remarks come after months...

  • Money market report for the week ended June 12

    On Monday, June 8, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The auction was conducted the following day and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €90.39 billion, €2.13 billion lower...

  • Former PetroChina vice chairman Yongyuan to be prosecuted for graft

    Former PetroChina vice chairman Yongyuan to be prosecuted for graft

    Former PetroChina vice chairman Liao Yongyuan has been expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for crimes including bribery, the party said yesterday, the latest official caught up in a sweeping corruption crackdown. Liao stepped...

  • EU states endorse overhaul of data protection rules

    EU states endorse overhaul of data protection rules

    European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28-country bloc’s data protection laws yesterday, bringing a web of national laws into one set of rules that could see companies fined when they break them. The new data protection...

  • Stocks fall globally as Greek talks collapse

    Stock markets around the world fell yesterday, suffering their first bout of significant contagion from the Greek crisis after 11th hour talks between the near bankrupt country and its creditors collapsed. The losses were broad across risk assets.