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  • 1,000 pupils in Catch the Drop competition

    1,000 pupils in Catch the Drop competition

    Awareness about water conservation is on the increase especially among primary and secondary students. This is evidenced by the participation of 963 pupils in a children’s drawing and painting competition on water shortage at Il-Fiera l-Kbira at...

  • New play area at Guardian Angel Resource Centre

    A newly-embelished school play area funded by the Vodafone Malta Foundation was inaugurated at the Guardian Angel Resource Centre in Ħamrun, including a set of sensory garden furniture, a set of adaptive swings and a modified basketball for...

  • MDA raises €36,500 for Malta Community Chest Fund

    MDA raises €36,500 for Malta Community Chest Fund

    A dinner at Montekristo Estate, organised by the Malta Developers Association, raised €36,500 for the Malta Community Chest Fund. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca explained that in the past 10 years, the incidence of cancer has doubled and the...

  • Piccola Casa di San Giuseppe gets Middlesea donation

    Piccola Casa di San Giuseppe gets Middlesea donation

    Middlesea Insurance recently presented a donation to Piccola Casa di San Giuseppe. The funds were utilised for the refurbishment of the home, which is situated in Valletta, particularly the bathroom. The Ursuline sisters, who run the home, take...

  • Vodafone helping hand at Dar Sagra Familja

    Vodafone helping hand at Dar Sagra Familja

    The legal team from Vodafone Malta rolled up their sleeves and headed down south to help the children and staff at Dar Sagra Familja in Żabbar. The team transformed an unused room within the home into a relaxation room for the children. The...

  • GSK trial set for August 8

    GSK trial set for August 8

    The public trial of a foreign couple linked to GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is set for August 8, a Shanghai court said yesterday. Earlier this month, Chinese prosecutors accused British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng...

  • Obesity: is it a disability?

    Obesity is high on the agenda. Malta’s population ranks the sixth most obese or overweight in the world. In the face of a steady increase in obesity over the last couple of decades both in Malta and elsewhere, legislative initiatives are called...

  • Shares nearing all-time highs

    World share markets hovered just below all-time highs yesterday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed some respite after three days of heavy selling. Investors remained cautious, however, reflecting...

  • BP profit jumps but warns of Russia impact

    Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits yesterday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft. BP said that to date,...

  • Another negative session for share index

    Another negative session for share index

    The local equity market closed in negative territory for the second consecutive day. The MSE share index declined by 0.2 per cent to 3,355.587 points as the large cap banks continued to weaken. Bank of Valletta closed this morning’s session 0.6...

  • Pfizer’s need for deal looms larger with earnings report

    Pfizer’s need for deal looms larger with earnings report

    Pfizer Inc’s vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display today when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca Plc or other deals to fortify its...

  • Money market report for the week ended July 25

    On Monday, July 21, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced its weekly main refinancing operation (MRO). The auction was conducted the following day and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €97.89 billion, €2.02 billion lower...

  • Addressing the supply side of employment through education

    Addressing the supply side of employment through education

    Education credentials (skills, knowledge and competence formalised through validation or recognised qualifications) are the key for unlocking opportunities in the labour market. Without these credentials, participation in the labour market...

  • China needs to import more food to ease water, energy shortages

    China needs to import more food to ease water, energy shortages

    China should boost imports of food so it can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia, a senior environmental official said yesterday. Mu Guangfeng, the...

  • Shares steady and dollar edges lower ahead of key US events

    World stock markets were little changed yesterday while the US dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies ahead of a ream of US data and events this week. MSCI’s All-World Index erased earlier losses to trade flat as major US stock...

  • Ryanair lifts profit guidance after blowout first quarter

    Ryanair lifts profit guidance after blowout first quarter

    Ryanair boosted its annual profit guidance yesterday after rivals cut theirs as the Irish budget airline more than doubled its first-quarter profit citing a boost from its drive to improve customer service. Europe’s biggest budget airline last...

  • MSE Share Index down 0.8% on banking weakness

    MSE Share Index down 0.8% on banking weakness

    The MSE Share Index retreated by 0.8% to 3,362.286 points this morning as five out of the nine active equities closed the session lower. HSBC Bank Malta plc was the most active equity during this morning’s session, with 26,280 shares changing...

  • Facebook valued more than AT&T, Coca-Cola

    Facebook valued more than AT&T, Coca-Cola

    In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company’s $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as...

  • Eurozone private sector loans contract less in June – ECB

    A decline in lending to households and firms in the eurozone slowed slightly in June and money supply grew, as the European Central Bank’s new stimulus measures find their way through the system. In an unprecedented move, the ECB started charging...

  • Baby boomers’ midlife crisis

    Baby boomers’ midlife crisis

    Midlife if roughly defined as the period between the ages of 43 and 62. The Canadian psychoanalyst and organisational consultant Elliot Jaques was the first to use the term midlife crisis in 1965. He defined it as a time when “we come face-to-face...