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  • 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...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Furth from Varna to Avcilar, the Praia from Valencia to Livorno, the El Toro from Skikda to Algiers, the Bernhard Sibum from Ploce (all Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd), the Deva from Antwerp to Haifa and the...

  • MIP extends PV deadline

    MIP extends PV deadline

    Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP) has extended the deadline for the expression of interest (EOI) for the installation of photovoltaic panels on nearly 200,000 square metres on 155 factory roofs in industrial parks in Malta and Gozo, claiming that...

  • Raiffeisen Bank sold to wood manufacturing company

    Raiffeisen Bank at Piazzetta in Sliema has been sold and is to remain open as ECCM Bank. It has been acquired by Banasino Investments and Hillwood Insurance Co. Ltd, which forms part of Kronospan, a wood products manufacturer. Kronospan started...

  • MBB project shortlisted for European Enterprise Promotion Awards

    MBB project shortlisted for European Enterprise Promotion Awards

    A Malta Business Bureau project is one of 22 projects shortlisted for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards. EU LIFE+ Investing in Water project, the only one shortlisted from Malta, is aimed at identifying water saving measures amongst best...

  • Valletta Fund Services wins two international fund awards

    Valletta Fund Services has been voted by the readers of two prestigious international financial publications as the Fund Administrator of the Year in Malta. VFS, set up in October 2006, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Bank of Valletta, and is a...

  • No Maltese SMEs in first wave of Horizon funding

    No Maltese SMEs in first wave of Horizon funding

    There were no Maltese SMEs among the 155 small firms to receive funding in the first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument. However, 645 other projects under Phase 1 and 2 should be funded in 2014, rising to 670 in 2015. The €3 billion SME...

  • Marketing success with Search Engine Optimisation

    Marketing success with Search Engine Optimisation

    Search engines continuously collect data from web pages so that they can better serve their online users. They are like librarians who try to find the right book to satisfy their patrons. Evidently, the search engines’ systems are capable of...

  • Pension reform for women – what options?

    Pension reform for women – what options?

    Over the past few years, pension reform discussions have been high on the national agenda, but little has been done, creating ripples only to subside once more, notwithstanding the number of reports published by constituted bodies and...

  • Fostering Malta’s digital business

    The government has chosen to invest heavily in the ICT sector and recently introduced its Digital Malta Strategy. This initiative was launched by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in March this year, with the aim of transforming Malta into a country...

  • Conference to discuss talent retention

    The Foundation for Human Resource Development’s 2014 national conference will tackle the theme ‘Talent Retention: Turnover into Tenure’. Nowadays, organisations’ commitment to recruit, retain and develop the most talented and superior employees...

  • 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

    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...