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  • 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...

  • European equities: fighting for every inch

    In the first quarter of 2015, both shareholders and bondholders alike were very happy with the performance of the markets. Yields on the German bund kept on tightening and the European equity markets were on fire. The DAX alone returned 22% to...

  • 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...

  • Preparations in full swing for eighth annual conference of Finance Malta

    The eighth Finance Malta annual conference is expected to be the biggest ever with over 250 local and foreign delegates attending. This year’s conference, being held on Thursday at the Hilton, is entitled Malta’s Financial Services Industry:...

  • Innovation Accelerated conference, breakfast meeting

    A half-day conference entitled Innovation Accelerated is being held on Wednesday, to convey a practical approach to innovation. The conference is being put together by Impact Consulting together with internationally-recognised organisation...

  • Four industry organisations committed to cluster excellence

    Four Maltese cluster organisations were granted a bronze label from the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis after committing to improve their processes and member services to make their sector more competitive. The award process was led by...

  • Microsoft, Brown’s Pharma and Arkadia win award

    Microsoft, Brown’s Pharma and Arkadia have won the BLM Employee Research awards. Microsoft Malta won the 10-59 employees category, Brown’s Pharma the 60-149 employees category and Arkadia was 150+ employees category. The BLM Employee Research is...

  • Malta to join European business idea competition

    Malta to join European business idea competition

    The University of Malta’s Take Off Business Incubator is accepting applications for Climate-KIC’s Climate Launchpad, Europe’s largest cleantech idea competition. The competition has participants from over 25 countries. The initiative is built...

  • Index slightly lower after mixed trading

    Index slightly lower after mixed trading

    Following two weeks of gains, last week the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Index eased 0.2 per cent, to close at 3,782.405 points. This decline was mainly attributable to losses in the shares of International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and HSBC Bank...