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  • PD makes wide-ranging proposals to ensure gender equality

    PD makes wide-ranging proposals to ensure gender equality

    The Democratic Party wants more women MPs but believes this can be achieved without gender quotas, proposing instead measures to encourage female participation. The State financing of political parties, having full-time MPs supported by research...

  • Interview: 'I do not see the risk of a property bubble', says BOV CEO

    Interview: 'I do not see the risk of a property bubble', says BOV CEO

    Bank of Valletta, Malta’s largest bank, has a conservative risk appetite, a lot of liquidity and a pulse on the economy. CEO Mario Mallia talks to Kurt Sansone about a planned share capital increase, the property market and Deutsche Bank’s...

  • Temperatures hit summer highs during midweek scorcher

    Temperatures hit summer highs during midweek scorcher

    If the air-conditioning system in your car could not keep up with the heat and your ice cream appeared to melt faster, it was no illusion. The temperature hit a maximum of 38.7°C yesterday, the highest recorded so far this summer, according to...

  • Developers raise €53,000 for charity

    Developers raise €53,000 for charity

    The Malta Developers Association collected €53,110 at the annual charity dinner in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca presided over the event held on Thursday evening at the Verdala Palace.The...

  • ‘No EU approval needed’ for telecoms merger deal

    ‘No EU approval needed’ for telecoms merger deal

    A proposed merger between communication companies Vodafone and Melita did not need to be approved by Brussels, the competition authority said. The merger is being scrutinised by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, a regulator. It...

  • BOV targets €1 billion share capital limit

    BOV targets €1 billion share capital limit

    Bank of Valletta is seeking shareholder approval to double its share capital to €1 billion in anticipation of any future regulatory demands to increase capital buffers. The bank’s authorised share capital currently stands at €500 million of which...

  • Mrieħel footbridge delayed

    Mrieħel footbridge delayed

    The opening of a footbridge over the Mrieħel bypass has slipped by a month, with Transport Malta now saying it will be completed by the end of this month. Last April, the Transport Ministry told this newspaper the bridge spanning the main...

  • Labour deputy leader contestants face off

    Labour deputy leader contestants face off

    Helena Dalli, Chris Fearne and Edward Scicluna stuck to their core messages in a debate this morning that targeted Labour Party delegates in the run-up to the deputy leader election. The election will take plce on Thursday and Friday, with a...

  • Revenue outstrips expenditure for first quarter

    Revenue outstrips expenditure for first quarter

    Revenue continued to outstrip expenditure in the first quarter, making it the third period in a row in which government finances registered a surplus. The National Statistics Office figures released yesterday, which cover the extended government...

  • No clear favourite in race for PL deputy leader

    No clear favourite in race for PL deputy leader

    There is no clear favourite in the Labour Party deputy leader race yet as delegates face a hard choice between three of Joseph Muscat’s top ministers. Party sources said the three candidates for the post vacated by Louis Grech – Helena Dalli,...