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  • Thos Smith backing Mdina Grand Prix

    Thos Smith backing Mdina Grand Prix

    The 2014 Mdina Grand Prix hillclimb will this year be sponsored by Thomas Smith Group. The Thomas Smith Hillclimb will be held on October 9 at Ta’ Pennellu Hill, Mellieħa, from 9am to 1pm. The group will also be sponsoring the scrutineering event...

  • EY Malta to host Tony Blair’s right hand man

    Accountancy firm EY will be launching the 10th edition of its Malta attractiveness survey at a national conference on October 8, with Alastair Campbell as a keynote speaker. Mr Campbell is best known for his role as former British Prime Minister...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Portomasogaming has launched a digital platform for its live casino and studio, which are now combined into one product, following an investment of €500,000. The investment also saw the creation of 25 new job opportunities in...

  • Index flat after mixed trading

    Index flat after mixed trading

    Over the past week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index edged 0.08 per cent higher to 3,326.817 points, as gains in shares of HSBC Bank Malta plc and Go plc were offset by declines in Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), RS2 Software plc and Malta...

  • Sales of US homes fall as new house purchases rise

    In the US, purchases of previously owned houses dropped 1.8 per cent month on month in August with the share of properties sold to investors being the lowest in almost five years. Transactions at the lower end of the market are suffering as the...

  • Disclaimer

    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...

  • Taking care of your home

    Taking care of your home

    Many might be looking forward to the cooler weather and some might even think autumn is the best season, especially when they are spending time indoors, dry as a bone. But a house is actually quite vulnerable to autumn. With cooler weather fast...

  • Your rights, responsibilities when planning a wedding

    Your rights, responsibilities when planning a wedding

    Planning a wedding is no easy task and it can be quite stressful for the couple. Booking problems may crop up, and if not dealt with in the right way, may result in waste of money and unnecessary hassle. To ensure the best value for the money, the...

  • MSV Life invests in staff development

    MSV Life holds regular training for its staff across all the hierarchies of the company, combining learning with fun. Throughout the year, MSV Life employees get technical and on-the-job training, benefit from academic sponsorships, participate in...

  • Defective spin dryer complaint

    Defective spin dryer complaint

    Q: Six months ago I bought a spin dryer from a local seller. The first time I used it, it made a loud noise. The following day I took it back to the seller to check it out. When the trader tried it out at the shop, the spin dryer made the same...

  • European Week for Waste Reduction

    Catering outlets, supermarkets and food importers are among companies that can take part in this year’s special edition of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), themed ‘Stop Food Waste!’ Special focus is being given to food waste reduction...

  • Paid a deposit but the product is unavailable. What can I ask for?

    Paid a deposit but the product is unavailable. What can I ask for?

    Q: I have paid a deposit to order a specific product but after placing the order I was informed that the product in question is no longer being produced. The solutions the seller is offering me is either to provide me with a different product and...

  • Weekly consumer tips

    • Before paying a deposit, consumers must carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of the sales contract. • Paying a deposit indicates an intention to buy a specific product. • Refund and compensation can be claimed if the trader...

  • Students’ little helpers

    Students’ little helpers

    Dropbox Sharing notes and media files without bursting your e-mail at the seams is easy with the Dropbox app. When you sign up, you get 2GB of storage for free, which you can use to share anything from lecture notes to photos and e-books. You can...

  • Alibaba options set for strong demand on market debut

    Alibaba options set for strong demand on market debut

    The newest way to bet on the fortunes of Chinese e-commerce heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will debut on Monday when its stock options go live for trading, and investors should look for the initial action to be very busy, but also choppy...

  • Long-dated sovereign bonds up

    The sovereign debt market witnessed a total of 293 transactions worth €26.9 million this week spread across 25 issues with most of the long-dated issues registering an increase in value. In fact, bonds with a maturity ranging between 2028 and 2033...

  • European shares end week higher

    European shares rose yesterday, led by banks on expectations they will be the big winners in the ECB’s drive to stave off deflation, while Allianz sank on news fund manager Bill Gross was leaving the group’s asset-management unit Pimco. Gross, one...

  • Lloyds Bank sale of TSB stake shows demand for UK banks

    Lloyds Banking Group has sold a further 11.5 per cent stake in TSB in a £161 million share placing to investors that required no discount to the market price following strong demand. Lloyds said it sold 57.5 million shares at 280 pence, leaving it...

  • Daily currency report

    The US dollar shot to 22-month highs against the euro and Swiss franc this week despite the start of US air raids on Isis in Syria. Recently, the driving force behind currency markets has become relatively simple. On the one hand, the US economy...

  • Further gains in share price of Go

    Further gains in share price of Go

    Sustained demand for the equity of Go lifted its share price by a further one per cen t to yet another six-year high of €2.60 on volumes of just over 24,000 shares. The equity of the telecoms operator has been well supported in recent months in...