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  • Apple: let the music play

    It’s common knowledge that with the introduction of high speed internet access the music industry has changed forever. Throughout the last ten years companies such as Pandora, Spotify, Last FM, and Google Play; to name a few, have been fighting...

  • Cecil the Lion and the media

    Cecil the Lion and the media

    Summer is not an easy time for journalists. Almost everywhere, except in Malta, political stories become scarce. Pompous politicians jet off to their holidays and relieve us of the bombastic rhetoric that makes them think they are the real masters...

  • Solar market having a great year except on Wall Street

    Solar market having a great year except on Wall Street

    By almost any measure, the US solar market is on fire. Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Jamila from Algiers to Bejaia, the Stjerneborg from Tripoli to Tripoli, the AHS St George from Algiers to Skikda, the CMA CGM Musca from Le Havre to Khor al Fakkan (CMA CGM Malta Agency Limited), the...

  • EIP to rescue Global Capital from the brink

    EIP to rescue Global Capital from the brink

    The intended purchase of shareholding by EIP may have saved Global Capital from the brink – with its auditors warning in its 2014 results that, without funding, there was “a material uncertainty that may cast signifi­cant doubt about the company’s...

  • EY consolidates its health consultancy

    EY consolidates its health consultancy

    EY is revamping its healthcare consultancy. The approach consolidates its established healthcare teams that currently sit across other related sectors and geographies, including Malta, and brings together insights from multiple sectors –...

  • Mediterrania Capital reaches €120m

    Private equity firm Mediterrania Capital Partners has closed Mediterrania Capital II, its second growth fund for North Africa, at the planned target of €120 million. The first fund, Fons Mediterrania Capital FCR, is currently in the divestment...

  • RS2 doubles profits

    RS2 doubles profits

    Software company RS2 has more than doubled its pre-tax profit to €6.6 million during the first half of the year, an increase of 121 per cent when compared to the same period in 2014. However, since further substantial investment in infrastructure...

  • Midi buys out joint venture

    Midi has agreed to buy out Siemens’ shareholding in Solutions and Infrastructure Services Ltd. Midi already owned half the company, while Siemens held all but one share to be held by a subsidiary of the company. SIS was born as a joint venture...

  • Corporate social responsibilty

    Malta Stock Exchange’s social events committee hosted 20 young children, nuns and carers from Tarxien Children’s Home to a day by a swimming pool at a privately-owned farmhouse. The event regularly organises events for staff and their families,...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Emirates recently phased out A6-EMF, the last remaining Boeing 777-200 from its fleet. Emirates is taking delivery of 24 new aircraft and is retiring its older aircraft. Seven aircraft were phased out in 2014 and another 10 are planned for...

  • Seven equities drag MSE index lower

    Seven equities drag MSE index lower

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index failed to sustain a seven-year high as it slipped by 0.44 per cent to close at 4,209.482 points. The index was dragged lower by the shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc, Malta International Airport plc (MIA), RS2...

  • US retail sales rebound in July

    US retail sales rebounded in July as American households increased purchases of cars and a range of other goods, the Commerce Department reported last week. This suggests that solid momentum in the economy as it entered the third quarter. Retail...

  • Teaching English is more than just a job for summer

    Teaching English is more than just a job for summer

    Malta’s increase in temperature and sunshine brings along with it an annual influx of foreign students who come to learn English, along with a whole lot of vacancies for jobs in the field. IELS, an English language school in Malta, is a good...

  • Website set up to promote Maltese service providers to overseas clients

    Website set up to promote Maltese service providers to overseas clients

    Consultmemalta.com has launched a new, user-friendly website aimed at high-net-worth clients overseas interested in Malta for business, retirement or to hold a special event on the island. The website aims to serve as a single port of call that...

  • Group partner isre-elected to Integra International board

    Group partner isre-elected to Integra International board

    David Borg, business advisory partner at Capstone Group, has been re-elected to serve on the Africa, Europe, India and the Middle East board of Integra International. Integra International was established in 1994 with the objective to create an...

  • BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, MSV Life to offer art therapy

    BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, MSV Life to offer art therapy

    Insurance company MSV Life has become a patron of the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. The foundation was set up by Bank of Valletta and world-renowned tenor Joseph Calleja two years ago with the objective of supporting talented young people to...

  • BOV welcomes Visa Europe delegation

    BOV welcomes Visa Europe delegation

    During his recent visit to Malta, Visa Europe CEO Nicolas Huss was welcomed to the House of the Four Winds in Valletta by Bank of Valletta CEO Charles Borg. Present for the meeting were Berna Ülman, executive director for southeastern Europe,...

  • eSports festival at MCC attracts visitors, sponsors

    eSports festival at MCC attracts visitors, sponsors

    Close to 600 people visited or played at this year’s Malta eSports Festival held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. Described as one of Malta’s biggest gaming events, it was held in an area of 700 square metres where talks, shows...

  • Budapest recruitment workshop

    Budapest recruitment workshop

    The annual Network Partner Workshop 2015 was held in Budapest, with the participation of countries like China, Turkey, South Africa and European countries, including Malta. The workshop was held with the aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and...