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  • Click or treat?

    Click or treat?

    We might think of online shopping as a recent development. However, e-commerce was first introduced in the 1960s through an electronic data interchange on value-added networks. The medium grew with the increased availability of internet access and...

  • Insurance firm supports marathon man, Dr Klown

    Insurance firm supports marathon man, Dr Klown

    GasanMamo Insurance has lent its support to Chris Mamo’s ‘20 Marathons in 20 Days for 20 Beds’ initiative by sponsoring a bed for the charity event. Mr Mamo (rigfht) is a 33-year-old Anglo-Maltese personal trainer who spent 12 years in the British...

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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...

  • Achieving growth

    Achieving growth

    Altaro Software has managed to scale up rapidly. That’s a result of having a great team, David Vella, CEO of Altaro Software, tells Rene Magri. You have a background in managing software security products very successfully. Why did you feel it was...

  • First students celebrate their success at ICAEW graduation

    First students celebrate their success at ICAEW graduation

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) held a graduation event in Malta earlier this month, celebrating the achievements of the first cohort of 11 ACA graduates to have trained, studied and qualified in Malta. Over 90...

  • Buying goods, services off premises

    Buying goods, services off premises

    Contracts of sale concluded off premises carry a 14-day cancellation period. Off premises sales include goods and services bought away from a trader’s business premises but with the trader present, such as at the consumer’s home or...

  • This is the end

    This is the end

    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End brings protagonist Nathan Drake’s adventuring life to a close. And it’s a largely satisfying ending, with a game that offers confident and flowing moves, fantastic sequences and improved gameplay. Whereas in the previous...

  • Container vessel’s maiden call

    Container vessel’s maiden call

    The container vessel MV Ever Utile called at Malta Freeport for the first time following the decision of Evergreen Marine Corporation to include the schedule of two mainline services. Evergreen Corporation, the fifth largest container carrier...

  • Defective handbag as gift

    Q: Last Christmas, I received a handbag as a gift. Three months later, one of its handles got detached. I went to the shop it was bought it from, explained what happened and told them I did not expect to tear so easily after only three months. The...

  • Flying high

    Flying high

    The Zeppelin Air speaker dock by Bower & Wilkins has one ingredient which every product designer aims for – it is, simply, unmissable. Walk into a room and it’s there, seeking, and getting, your full attention. And that is because its design –...

  • Fleet expansion for freight forwarders

    Fleet expansion for freight forwarders

    Fahrenheit Freight Forwarders has introduced six new Iveco Stralis Euro VI trucks to its fleet this year, following another six-truck increase in 2015, with the constant aim of providing clients with the best possible service. The truck’s capacity...

  • Ikea: Malm chest of drawers

    Ikea has issued another warning over a range of furniture after a boy was crushed by a set of drawers from its Malm range. The company issued the warning after three children were killed when drawers and wardrobes fell on them. The following...

  • Reducing your exposure to risk

    Reducing your exposure to risk

    Data is the new currency of the digital world and for businesses to thrive today, it is imperative they start handling the information they process daily more effectively. This requires having the right infrastructure in place and the expertise to...

  • Bouroullec brothers redefine TV design

    Bouroullec brothers redefine TV design

    French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have teamed up with Samsung to create Serif TV, a radically different approach to the TV user experience. Launched at the London Design Festival, Serif TV is defined by its L-shaped frame – a serif font...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • A 14-day cancellation period applies to contracts of sale concluded off premises. • If consumers aren’t informed about cancellation rights, the right to cancel is extended to a year. • The burden of proof of having withdrawn from the sales...

  • Eurozone, IMF at odds over when Greece should get debt relief

    Eurozone, IMF at odds over when Greece should get debt relief

    The eurozone and International Monetary are struggling with Greece’s debt crisis – not with Athens this time, but with each other over when to give Greece a break on its future massive debt repayments. The eurozone has begun talks on debt relief...

  • Index’s negative stance extended

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Index fell by a further 0.33 per cent, to close at 4,548.199 points. Activity was spread over 18 equities of which nine declined, four gained ground and five closed unchanged as turnover amounted to €2m. Medserv plc...

  • Dollar cruises to third weekly win, stocks bounce

    Global equity markets rose yesterday as investors took in stride growing expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in June, a notion that helped US bond yields to rise and lifted the dollar to a third straight week of gains. US...

  • ECB scraps obligation on banks to report bad loans as low as €100

    ECB scraps obligation on banks to report bad loans as low as €100

    The European Central Bank (ECB) is scrapping plans to force eurozone banks to report on its database any bad loan worth as little as €100 after a backlash from lenders, it said yesterday. The new threshold will be €25,000, as it is for all other...

  • Daily currency report

    The single currency fell to its most affordable levels in seven weeks against the dollar. The ECB released the minutes from its last meeting which struck a starkly different tone than the Fed’s a day earlier. While the Fed appears closer than...