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  • PMA Malta branch set up

    PMA Malta branch set up

    A Malta branch of Pakistan Minorities Alliance was set up and inaugurated. A committee for PMA Malta was also nominated and PMA Europe board members were chosen. The Malta branch aims to create awareness and not turn a blind eye to the culture of...

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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...

  • Banif ’s top management members do the rounds

    Banif ’s top management members do the rounds

    In line with Banif’s philosophy of promoting open communication and synergy across all levels, the Banif branch network was paid a visit by CEO Joaquim Silva Pinto and chief commercial officer Luis Avides Moreira. During these visits, the chief...

  • Get a quote before buying a service

    Get a quote before buying a service

    Consumers do not only purchase tangible goods but sometimes they also need to engage professional people to do a specific job or provide them with a service. If an appliance breaks down and it is no longer covered by the guarantee, consumers would...

  • Players make it to France to watch Euro quarter finals

    Players make it to France to watch Euro quarter finals

    Six football enthusiast players forming the ‘Gilba FC’ and who took part in the Kia Champ in the Arena tournament are in France to watch a quarter final game of Euro 2016. The winners are Ludwig Fardell, Emmanuel Cutajar, Marlon Farrugia, Gilbert...

  • Unsatisfactory works

    Q: I have a query regarding plumbing and electrical works carried out in a private property. Can a consumer legally refuse an offer from a trader to remedy unsatisfactory work done by the same trader? In my particular case, the works are so bad...

  • European Guide and Scout Conference

    The 15th European Guide and Scout Conference (and the concurrently held 15th European Guide Conference and the 22nd European Scout Conference) were held at the Oslofjord Convention Centre in Melsomvik, some 110 km southwest of Norway’s capital...

  • Are your blinds and curtains safe?

    Are your blinds and curtains safe?

    The Technical Regulatory Division within the MCCAA joins a global consumer awareness campaign aimed at informing consumers about persistent, hidden and severe dangers associated with corded window coverings, such as blinds and curtains, and...

  • HSBC UK Contact Centre staff celebrate 10 years in Malta

    HSBC UK Contact Centre staff celebrate 10 years in Malta

    HSBC UK Contact Centre in Malta (HBEU) employees are celebrating a decade of success with a series of activities and events. Located in Swatar, HBEU started out in Malta with a plan to recruit 250 employees. Today, it employs 450 staff members,...

  • Weekly advice

    • To avoid unpleasant surprises consumers are advised to request a quote or an estimate before hiring someone to do a job. • Once a quote is accepted and the booking of a service confirmed, the trader cannot charge more than the agreed price. •...

  • Brexit talks must be "quick", City of London at risk of losing "EU passport"

    Brexit talks must be "quick", City of London at risk of losing "EU passport"

    Brexit talks must be carried out quickly to limit uncertainties, ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said today, adding the City of London financial centre was at risk of losing its prized "EU passport". Many banks based in...

  • Index falls marginally after Brexit

    The Malta Stock Exchange index extended its recent winning streak having advanced by 0.45 per cent, despite a marginal fall of 0.5 per cent yesterday following the announcement that Britain had voted to leave the EU in a referendum. Global equity...

  • Stocks tumble after Brexit vote

    Global capital markets reeled yesterday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, with $2 trillion in value wiped from equity bourses worldwide, while money poured into safe-haven gold and government bonds. Sterling suffered a record plunge...

  • Company briefs

    Terranova has opened a megastore in Iklin as part of a €1.6 million investment by businesswoman Diane Izzo, who is planning to open a second Terranova megastore in Fgura in September 2016. The Iklin Terranova Megastore is spread over 1,200 square...

  • LSE and Deutsche Boerse press on with $30bn merger

    LSE and Deutsche Boerse press on with $30bn merger

    London Stock Exchange Group plc and Deutsche Boerse vowed yesterday to press ahead with a £22 billion merger despite Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The exchanges said the outcome of the referendum did not change the strategic...

  • Daily currency report

    Yesterday was an unprecedented day – a day when the UK voted to leave the EU with 48.1 per cent of votes to remain and 51.9 per cent to leave. The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, resigned. When the results came out, the FTSE 100 fell by 8.7 per...

  • Share index halts four-day positive streak

    The Share Index closed in negative territory for the first time this week as it retreated by 0.48 per cent to 4,479.895 points on very low activity. The declines in the share prices of four large companies (BOV, HSBC, MIA and GO) outweighed the...

  • Makers of anything from beer to cars aren't happy about Brexit

    Makers of anything from beer to cars aren't happy about Brexit

    Chief executives from Tokyo to Denver woke up today to currency turmoil, plunging share prices and tough decisions after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised widespread fears over economic growth. In Britain itself, businesses...

  • What does Brexit mean for the UK?

    What does Brexit mean for the UK?

    Britons have voted to leave the European Union, a decision which leaves the world's fifth-biggest economy facing deep uncertainty about its growth prospects and its attractiveness to investors, and which could hurt other economies in Europe and...

  • Brexit and the movement in asset prices

    Brexit and the movement in asset prices

    Undoubtedly today’s event will be marked in history, those voting for the exit claiming independence. Despite polls throughout the campaign indicated a neck to neck race, investors were quite confident that U.K. voters were more inclined towards...

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