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  • Course and workshop from MUC

    Malta University Consulting is offering a short course on building information modelling and a two-day workshop on EU-Funding: Successful Proposal Writing for Horizon 2020. The course and workshop are scheduled for September 2014 and the venue...

  • SMS scam warning

    Vodafone Malta is aware of a scam whereby customers re­ceive an SMS asking them to call a foreign number. They warned customers not to call or reply to the number as they will incur an extra charge at a premium rate. The spam text says...

  • MSE index climbs to a six-week high

    MSE index climbs to a six-week high

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index extended its previous week’s 1.24 per cent gain by a further 1.4 per cent, to close Friday’s session at its six-week high of 3,391.085 points. Pushing the index higher were International Hotel Investments plc...

  • Is UK housing market starting to lose steam?

    Prices sought for houses across England and Wales fell 0.8 per cent during July, their first decline since December, a report by property website Rightmove showed last week. Prices sought in London fell 0.4 per cent from June to an average...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Volume Global, the strategic partner of Malta-based creative agency BRND WGN, was recently crowned “Marcoms Agency of 2014” at the Acquisition International Magazine Business Excellence Awards. This award celebrates the firm’s commitment to...

  • Stepping up to open more doors for young people

    Stepping up to open more doors for young people

    An international qualification that has just been launched aims to give students access to further opportunities and facilitate their transition from education to entrepreneurship or employment. The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) runs in 26...

  • Renewable power is ‘top priority’ in UK

    Almost half of people think that investing in more renewable power is the top priority to secure the UK’s energy supplies, a poll suggests. The survey of 2,065 people found 48 per cent put it at the top of the list of priorities for ensuring...

  • UK children’s pocket money ‘down 2.4%’

    UK children’s pocket money ‘down 2.4%’

    Children in the UK are yet to experience the green shoots of economic recovery with their pocket money dropping 2.4 per cent from a six-year high to an average of £6.35. The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has also declined by two...

  • London house price rises ‘slowed’

    London house price rises ‘slowed’

    House prices increased by just 0.1 per cent month-on-month in July marking the weakest growth in 18 months amid signs of a rapid cooldown in the London market, property analyst Hometrack has reported. The momentum of price rises in the London...

  • PT Matic launches new brand identity

    PT Matic launches new brand identity

    Environmental services provider PT Matic has launched a new brand identity in conjunction with a revamped website. PT Matic’s new website is packed with customer-focused elements, providing quick and easy access to information. General manager...

  • Malta partner in Electric City Transport project

    Malta partner in Electric City Transport project

    The Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA) is participating as a partner in the Electric City Transport (Electra) project which aims to promote the use of electric scooters in urban areas by involving residents and tourists in their...

  • UK plc finally bounces back

    UK plc finally bounces back

    Britain has finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn after growth of 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 took the size of the economy above its pre-recession peak. The performance left the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) 0.2 per...

  • UK families struggle to find flexible childcare

    UK families struggle to find flexible childcare

    Low-income families in the UK are still struggling to find good quality, flexible childcare, according to a new report. It reveals that, despite government financial support for pre-school education, practical problems such as a lack of evening...

  • DHL committed to Malta operation

    DHL committed to Malta operation

    Global market leader in the logistics industry DHL Express is celebrating 30 years of service in Malta. During the last year, DHL Express Malta saw volumes grow significantly. This, according to Lefteris Samaras, DHL Express Greece, Cyprus & Malta...

  • Residential real estate organisation to expand in Malta

    Residential real estate organisation to expand in Malta

    The Century 21 System is working to increase its presence globally, and Malta will be an integral part of this strategy. Formed in California in 1971, the Century 21 network today counts some 102,000 affiliated real estate sales professionals in...

  • Antibiotics funding ‘inadequate’

    Current levels of funding for antibiotic research in the UK are “inadequate”, experts have said. Antibacterial drug resistance has become a “world health crisis” they warned and called for research funding to be “urgently increased”. Their new...

  • BSkyB to pay £4.9bn to create Sky Europe

    BSkyB to pay £4.9bn to create Sky Europe

    Britain’s BSkyB has agreed to pay £4.9 billion in cash to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Germany and Italy, responding to slowing growth at home by creating a European media powerhouse. BSkyB, in which Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is also the...

  • Go plc shares at six-year high

    The Malta Stock Exchange index extended last week’s positive performance as it gained a further 1.42 per cent, to close at 3,391.085 points. Activity was spread across 13 equities of which five advanced, three fell in value and five closed...

  • Europe shares hurt by weak German data

    Weak German economic data and a slump in the shares of luxury goods group LVMH hit European stock markets yesterday. Equities also extended losses after Russia said Ukraine had targeted Russian law enforcement officers by shelling across the...

  • Vodafone revenue dragged even lower

    Vodafone revenue dragged even lower

    Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa resulting in another heavy drop in its key revenue measure. The world’s second-biggest mobile operator said the pace of...