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  • Malta among EU front runners

    Malta is one of eight EU member states in which employment and value added in small and medium-sized enterprises have recovered fully and even surpassed 2008 levels. The ‘front runners’ group comprises Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Malta,...

  • Melita expand data centre capacity

    Melita is investing in a tenfold expansion of its existing state-of-the-art data co-location services. The new space will double Malta’s existing data centre capacity. The extension is currently under construction and is ex­pected to go live...

  • Bank of Valletta shares lift index

    Bank of Valletta shares lift index

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index touched a three-week high last Wednesday but then settled marginally lower at 3,350.475 points – a 0.71 per cent rise over the previous week. Contributing to the index’s performance were shares of Bank of...

  • Unemployment in Germany increases for a second month

    German unemployment unexpectedly rose for a second month as seasonal factors combined with economic risks from the Ukraine crisis faltered euro area recovery. The number of people out of work climbed a seasonally adjusted 12,000 in September...

  • Company briefs

    Twelve Bank of Valletta branches will be extending their opening hours during the winter months. Customers may avail themselves of a wide range of services between 4.30 and 7pm. The extended hours will run until May 29, 2015 but will not be...

  • ‘Maltese workplace has improved’

    ‘Maltese workplace has improved’

    Keeping work injuries and fatalities at bay is a top priority for the Occupational Health and Safety Authority. Simonne Pace speaks to senior manager Melhino Mercieca, who says a holistic vision is the cornerstone of a successful approach to...

  • Entrepreneurship education proving ‘valuable’

    For the fourth year running, Junior Achievement (Young Enterprise) Malta Foundation (JA-YE Malta) will be offering entrepreneurship education to primary and secondary school-aged children in support of the National Curriculum. While the definition...

  • Group has new road tankers

    In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint and improve the petroleum distribution service offered to customers, Falzon Group has invested in new DAF CF 85 road tankers. The new vehicles have a carrying capacity varying from 14,000 to 28,500 litres of...

  • EAHSA conference

    The conference of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) in Amsterdam – themed ‘Innovation in ageing services: pathways to the future’ – was hosted by ActiZ, the Dutch association for residential and home care...

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    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Diplomas in healthcare

    CareMalta, together with City & Guilds, is offering training programmes leading to a diploma and specialist diploma in healthcare. CareMalta is also offering another City & Guilds programme focusing on dementia awareness and care, open to...

  • Lift installation responsibilities

    Lift installation responsibilities

    The safety of lifts is mainly covered by the Lifts Regulations, 2002 and the Inspection of Lifts Regulations, 2007. When a new lift is installed in a residential building, the installer is responsible for only making available for use lifts that...

  • Etiquette and cross-cultural specialisation

    Etiquette and cross-cultural specialisation

    Ramona Galea, right, has been certified in international etiquette and cross-cultural specialisation. Trained and certified by Minding Manners/International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London, Galea brings her expertise and observations to...

  • Delivery problems

    Delivery problems

    Q: Eleven weeks ago, I ordered a chair from a local seller and paid a deposit. The salesperson promised me that I would get the chair, imported from Germany, in six to eight weeks’ time. To date, this chair hasn’t been delivered to me and the...

  • Dhalia at Stockholm property exhibition

    Dhalia Real Estate services, together with its Swedish partner Maltamaklarna, took part in the international property fair at the Kista Convention Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition was an opportunity for Dhalia representative Michael...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • The lift installer is responsible for ensuring that the lift is compliant with the applicable standards and regulations. • The appointed administrator or lift owners must ensure that the lift is thoroughly examined and periodically inspected at...

  • EasyJet spurs hopes for special dividend

    EasyJet spurs hopes for special dividend

    British airline EasyJet has spurred hopes of a lucrative reward to shareholders, giving an increased forecast for upcoming full-year earnings in the latest indication of the success of its low-cost model. EasyJet’s cheap fares have helped it and...

  • Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

    Facebook Inc. already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple Inc and Google Inc, Facebook is...

  • UBS faces fine of up to €5bn in French tax probe

    UBS faces fine of up to €5bn in French tax probe

    Switzerland’s largest bank UBS could face a fine of up to €5 billion if found guilty in a French investigation into whether it helped wealthy customers there avoid tax, a Swiss newspaper reported yesterday. A French court has already ordered UBS...

  • Five equities lift index higher

    The Malta Stock Exchange index extended last week’s positive performance by a further 0.7 per cent, to close at 3,350.475 points. Activity was spread across 14 equities of which five gained ground, one slipped and eight closed unchanged. Loqus...