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  • UK employers worry that EU workers will leave this year – survey

    UK employers worry that EU workers will leave this year – survey

    More than a quarter of employers in Britain say staff members from other European Union countries have considered leaving their firms or the country in 2017 after last year’s Brexit vote, an industry group said yesterday. The proportion rose to 43...

  • Google Maps to allow sharing of favourite places with friends and family

    Google Maps to allow sharing of favourite places with friends and family

    Google Maps is introducing a new feature that enables users to create lists of their favourite places and share them with friends and family via social media. The technology giant said the feature will begin to roll out to users of the Android and...

  • Large caps drag the MSE Share Index lower

    Large caps drag the MSE Share Index lower

    The MSE Share Index this morning posted its first decline in the last four trading sessions as it slipped by 0.14% to 4,728.252 points reflecting the drops in the share prices of IHI (-1.4%), HSBC (-0.8%), BOV (-0.4%) and RS2 (-0.3%). Trading...

  • The longest recessions in history

    The longest recessions in history

    Economists differ over the definition, but a recession is commonly regarded as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Given the lack of reliable data, no-one could ever identify with certainty the longest recession in history, but there have...

  • Traditional politics on brink of crisis

    Traditional politics on brink of crisis

    European social democratic and Christian democratic parties in Europe have shaped the way we live today in the decades after World War II. The welfare state, the rights of women, free education and civil liberties were the hallmarks of social...

  • Customs barriers threaten end of seamless UK-EU supply chains

    Customs barriers threaten end of seamless UK-EU supply chains

    In a small factory in a suburb of Birmingham in central England, family-owned Brandauer manufactures a tiny metal component used in the control panel of a car airbag. From raw material to electrical connector pin in the airbag of a finished car,...

  • ­­­Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Genoa, the MV Euroferry Malta from Catania to Salerno (both Sullivan Maritime), the La Suprema from Genoa to Genoa (Gollcher Co Ltd) and the MSC Aurora from Valencia to...

  • Robust China trade data a boon for Asia as protectionist risks loom

    Robust China trade data a boon for Asia as protectionist risks loom

    China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January as demand picked up at home and abroad, an encoura­ging start to 2017 for the world’s largest trading nation even as Asia braces for a rise in US protectionism under Presi­dent Donald...

  • A digital rEUnion for Europe

    A digital rEUnion for Europe

    A European rEUnion is the concept under which Malta’s EU presidency took off on January 1. The smallest EU country will now lead the EU during these turbulent times. Digital is part of Malta’s uniqueness, something that could help Europe in crisis.

  • Icon develops digital solution for Lux-Airport

    Icon develops digital solution for Lux-Airport

    Icon has successfully completed the development of an innovative, end-to-end digital solution for Lux-Airport, Luxembourg’s main airport which acts as the country’s focal hub for the rest of Europe. The airport receives over three million...

  • BOV, HSBC share prices at new highs

    BOV, HSBC share prices at new highs

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index erased its previous week’s minimal decline of 0.1 per cent by rebounding by 0.4 per cent to close at 4,734.735 points. The major contributors towards this gain were the two main banks, namely HSBC Bank Malta...

  • Inflation may rise after sterling’s fall – Bank of England

    UK price pressures continued to build in supply chains after sterling’s fall, a report by the Bank of England showed last week. So far, the fall in in the value of sterling has impacted the prices of food and fuel. The bank expects this to affect...

  • It is now time for the EU

    It is now time for the EU

    How many times has the EU been at a crossroad? It is also said that European leaders always procrastinate and avoid taking decisions until the train is at the very edge of the precipice. And here we are once more; on the brink of another precipice.

  • Finance Malta attends insurance linked securities event in New York

    Finance Malta governor Matthew Bianchi and business development manager Ivan Grech recently travelled to New York to participate in an Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) event entitled ‘Artemis’s ILS 2017’. The event consisted of a full day of...

  • 11 companies compete for ‘National Public Champion’

    Eleven companies from Malta will compete for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM. The companies have posted a video online at www.businessawardseurope.com telling the unique story of...

  • Company briefs

    Beat Limited has announced an expansion of its service portfolio to include process outsourcing and corporate services. To date, the company has been primarily engaged in business advisory and consultancy, focusing on project planning, management...

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  • No remedy from your seller? This is what you should do...

    No remedy from your seller? This is what you should do...

    As consumers, we have the legal right to claim a free remedy from sellers when the goods they sell us are not as described, not fit for the purpose for which we require them and made known to the trader at the time of sale, not fit for the purpose...

  • Pizza plates not fit for purpose

    Q: A few weeks ago my father purchased two stone pizza plates/bases from a local seller. These were specifically bought to cook pizzas in the oven. However, when my father used them, the dough remained uncooked, even though he left it in the oven...

  • Purchase of second-hand vehicle

    Q: Last month I purchased a second-hand car from its previous owner. As soon as I started using it, I realised that there was an issue with its fuel pump. Basically, when going round a roundabout at normal speed, the car stalls and eventually stops.