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  • BOV and GO drag MSE Share Index lower

    BOV and GO drag MSE Share Index lower

    Last Friday’s rebound in the MSE Share Index was short lived as the local equity benchmark shed 0.2% to 3,318.803 points as a result of declines in the share prices of Bank of Valletta plc and GO plc today. The bank’s equity failed to hold on to...

  • Geopolitical tensions undermine EU revival

    Geopolitical tensions undermine EU revival

    Sluggish economic growth, loss of competitiveness, weak political leadership, reforms fatigue, and high unemployment are a lethal mixture of causes and effects of the European Union’s current gloominess. As though this was not enough, a divided EU...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Karina from La Goulette to Skikda, the Avonmoor from Tunis to Algiers, the AHS St Georg from Bejaia to Algiers, the Vega Aquila from Aliaga to Piraeus, the Flex Box Container from Valencia to Livorno,...

  • Hili Ventures subsidiary opens Europe’s 900th Apple reseller

    Hili Ventures subsidiary opens Europe’s 900th Apple reseller

    SAD, the largest Apple retailer in Poland acquired by PTL International, the technology division of Hili Ventures Ltd, recently opened its 22nd iSpot Apple premium reseller. This latest addition to SAD’s nationwide iSpot network is situated on...

  • Watch and don’t learn

    April is the sweetest month, wrote Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Five centuries later, T. S. Eliot countered with, “April is the cruellest month.” A slight discord there. And yet, the two poets would probably agree that the most boring...

  • Yellow Pages rebrands to Yellow

    Yellow Pages rebrands to Yellow

    Yellow Pages has changed its name to Yellow and will soon offer customers an e-book version that can be used offline through the brand’s mobile and tablet apps. The company redesigned its website as well as its mobile and tablet apps to...

  • A job well done

    A job well done

    Increasing job mobility, a European market full of opportunities, and companies using technology to save time and money means that job interviews are no longer the traditional eyes-across-a-crowded-boardroom scenario. Thanks to conferencing...

  • Deloitte announces new director and new principal

    Deloitte announces new director and new principal

    Deloitte has announced the appointment of a new director, Dimitrios Goranitis, and a new principal, David Bonett, within its financial advisory function. Mr Goranitis joined Deloitte’s financial advisory function in 2012 and has significant...

  • Delivering local results

    A new local search engine, www.firstmalta.com, has been launched with the aim of delivering local results and helping internet users save energy by a simple change in the website’s background colour from white to black. The new search engine uses...

  • Motormax aimed at young drivers

    Middlesea Insurance is offering Motormax, an intelligent motor insurance product aimed at young people aged 18 to 30. The product works via a telematics device, which is installed in the client’s car and which records driving performance and...

  • The Schrems effect

    The Schrems effect

    Have you ever spent more than a couple of seconds pondering on the huge amounts of data that social networks collect and process about you? And have you ever contemplated the fact that, even though you think that you have deleted your information,...

  • Time to register your assets?

    We are now in the third (and final?) month of the Investment Registration Scheme 2014 (IRS) that was launched in July. The scheme appears to be gathering pace as awareness grows and it approaches its closing date of September 30. Will it be...

  • Lessons for life

    Lessons for life

    Online education gives students access to learning opportunities anywhere, anytime. Melanie Vella speaks to e-learners who are seeing the results of this increasingly popular learning model. Participate in online classes while living in Nepal?...

  • Bank of Valletta recognised as safest bank

    Bank of Valletta recognised as safest bank

    Bank of Valletta has been named Safest Bank in Malta for 2014 by Global Finance magazine. Global Finance publisher and editorial director Joseph Giarraputo explained that the survey conducted by Global Finance in more than 100 countries provided...

  • Bringing down lingual communication barriers

    Derived from years of research in speech recognition, automatic translation and machine learning technologies, the Skype Translator is now being developed jointly by Skype and Microsoft Research teams. Combining voice and IM technologies with...

  • IHI shares hinder MSE index from advancing

    Last week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index closed marginally lower, as advancements registered at the beginning of the week were offset by losses registered in the share price of International Hotel Investments plc (IHI). On the other hand,...

  • Just in case

    Just in case

    If I had to ask you if you would be willing to buy a smartphone case for around €170, what you would say? Your answer will probably be in the negative. But what if I had to add that the case would make your phone impossible to hack? That might...

  • First refinancing operation by ECB less than expected

    As part of the European Central Bank’s first targeted refinancing operation, commercial banks on Thursday secured around €83 billion worth of fresh central bank liquidity, which was markedly less than expected. In the meantime, across the...

  • Lording over

    Lording over

    Godus by Peter Molyneux and 22Cans is a very interesting game. And it couldn’t have been otherwise because, with a disastrous first release, a return to the drawing board and a second attempt at success, this version of Godus has a lot of work to...

  • Company briefs

    Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 as well as updates to its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new updates...