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Barack Obama to speak at Climate Change Conference in Porto


Barack Obama is the keynote speaker on climate change at Friday’s summit in Porto.

This Friday 6th July marks an important date in the global environmental events calendar, with the Climate Change Leadership Summit in Porto, Portugal. Organised by Chilean ex-professional tennis player and wine entrepreneur Pancho Campo, the international conference seeks to find practical short-term and long-term solutions for the agricultural sector, in order to defend itself from the consequences of global warming…

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Author: 04/07/2018 [0] Comments 

Quabit Casares Golf lunch party - a great success!

Very successful lunch party at Quabit Casares Golf

Local real estate agents were out in force on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate  the granting of building licences for ALL units at Quabit Casares Golf.

This Wednesday 27 June, VIVA marked a very special occasion at our Exclusive New Build Development, Quabit Casares Golf, where we hosted a lunch party with a superb paella, huge barbecue, drinks and live music at Brasserie de Arturo in the Casares Costa Golf clubhouse…

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Author: 29/06/2018 [0] Comments 

New air routes launched to Málaga airport as summer kicks off


The number of routes to Málaga airport continues to increase, as elsewhere Air Europa ups its international air traffic this season.

This week has seen various airlines announce more routes to Spanish destinations just in time for the summer, among them eight new destinations served by Málaga-Costa del Sol airport

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Author: 22/06/2018 [2] Comments 

Expat Social Security registrations hit record levels in May


Social Security registrations for foreigners in May were the highest since July 2005.

Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security has published its monthly statistics for new registrations by region, province, sector, country of origin and employment status for May 2018, showing an increase of 73,440 non-Spanish registrations compared to the same month last year…

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Author: 20/06/2018 [0] Comments 

More homes sold in Andalucía in April than anywhere else in Spain


The year-on-year figures for property purchases in April were almost 30% better than in 2017, while Andalucía registered the highest number of transactions of any region in the same period.

The National Institute of Statistics has just unveiled exceedingly positive data for property transactions carried out in Spain in April 2018, with Andalucía leading the way in terms of home purchases per region…

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Author: 15/06/2018 [2] Comments 

Tinsa announces a 4.2% increase in Spanish property prices in May


Spanish property continues to enjoy year-on-year price increases, with growth in May slightly more moderate than in April.

Tinsa’s General IMIE Index, which measures the average year-on-year Spanish residential property prices against 2001 figures, saw a growth of 4.2% in May 2018 compared to the same month last year

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Author: 08/06/2018 [0] Comments 

Will Hyperloop replace airplanes as fastest mode of transport?


A 2015 design of the Virgin Hyperloop One, which could be a viable and fully-operational transport system in as little as 3 years from now.

The brainchild of visionary tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, Hyperloop is a revolutionary, very-high-speed travel platform that could one day link the world’s major cities in a fraction of the time it currently takes…

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Author: 30/05/2018 [0] Comments 

Clarifying GDPR… and why your action is required


We explain how VIVA are GDPR-compliant and what action you need to take if you have recently received an email from us about the new data protection legislation.

As you may be aware, the new EU data protection regulation, GDPR, comes into effect today, so we thought we’d answer the following questions that you may be asking yourself

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Author: 25/05/2018 [0] Comments 

9.4% quarterly property price increase across Spain


Residential property values in Spain continue to increase in 2018, with excellent first quarter figures recently announced.

It will come as no surprise after the extremely encouraging increases in recent months that the latest quarterly residential property value increment is 9.4% compared to the same period in 2017

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Author: 21/05/2018 [0] Comments 

The best beaches in the world are officially in Spain!


Spain officially has the best beaches of any nation worldwide, of which 30 blue-flag locations can be found on the Costa del Sol.

The Seychelles. Costa Rica. Thailand. Australia… Perhaps these countries come to mind when you think about your answer to the question, “where are the best beaches in the world?” But no, none of these come close to the number of blue-flag beaches awarded to Spain by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC) this year…

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Author: 16/05/2018 [2] Comments 
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