TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 23 April 2008

GlobalCapital set to take over Mediterranean Bank
Charlot Zahra
In a company announcement on the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) on 18 April 2008, GlobalCapital p.l.c. announced that on 16 April 2008 it had agreed terms for the acquisition of 85.5% of the issued share capital of Medifin Holding Limited which holds 99.9% of the issued share capital of Mediterranean Bank p.l.c.

GO to convert existing fixed-line network into a completely fibre optic one
Maltese telecoms company GO has started preparations to convert its existing fixed-line network into a completely fibre-optic one which will be able to achieve Internet speeds at least ten times as much as those at present as well as supply services like IPTV alongside the fixed phone line. >>

Something fishy about the wine
David Darmanin
After a report on Ministerial delays in sending over Maltese wine samples to Italy for attestation featured on the 9 April edition of Business Today, The Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Affairs has denied claims made in the news feature. And yet, not only has the winery involved stuck to its guns, but the attestati

Strawberry price shoots up day after festival

SmartCity owners vex the US government

Benigni jokes about Italian electoral outcome

Four ministries secretive on resignations of public officials

ST hit hard by strong Euro

Retail operation expands at MIA

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