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  • Blog no evil­

    Blog no evil­

    While the world was still following the story of the downing of Ma-laysia Airlines Flight 17 in July, close to the Ukrainian-Russian border, and the ensuing fiasco relating to the investigations, nobody was really watching what was happening deep...

  • 12% increase in new company registrations

    A total of 4,540 companies and partnerships were registered in 2013, a 12 per cent increase over the previous year, according to the Malta Financial Services Authority. During the year, 1,189 companies were put into liquidation, compared with...

  • A byte with plenty of crunch

    A byte with plenty of crunch

    The world’s first quantum computer can crunch numbers faster than any machine on earth. How will it change life as we know it, asks Christine Spiteri. It is safe to claim that the stream of data we generate is not always harnessed to its full...

  • HSBC, Fimbank drag MSE to a 3-week low

    HSBC, Fimbank drag MSE to a 3-week low

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index last week eroded the previous two weeks’ gains, as selling pressure on HSBC Bank Malta plc and Fimbank plc shares reigned after they announced their interim results. Meanwhile, gains in Middlesea Insurance plc...

  • Free mobile banking

    HSBC Bank Malta has just added another major channel to its online banking service. Customers, who to date have enjoyed free personal internet banking, can now enjoy mobile banking, simply by downloading the free mobile banking app from Apple...

  • Italy is back in recession

    Figures show that Italy’s economy has fallen back into recession, which is defined as a GDP contraction for two consecutive quarters. The value of the country’s goods and services, contracted by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year...

  • A complete 3D printing solution

    A complete 3D printing solution

    The last few years have seen a revolution in the world of 3D design. What was once the preserve of specialist aerospace manufacturers has now become available to everyone. Today, over 70 per cent of all design currently being done in Europe is...

  • Company briefs

    The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon has been recognised by the 2014 World Travel Awards in Athens as Portugal’s leading business hotel for its outstanding business facilities and service. Reuben Mifsud, general manager of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon,...

  • Analytics means business

    Today’s digitilised businesses generate huge amounts of data. The problem is to actually make any sense of this huge volume in a timely manner and harness the power of data to swiftly react to and capitalise on opportunities for growth, innovation...

  • Temporary workers’ rights acknowledged and respected

    Temporary workers’ rights acknowledged and respected

    Although temporary work, also known as temping, is becoming more common, there is a misconception that it could be more precarious, less secure and offer less protection to an employee. Temping specialist at Misco Lisa Zarb Cousin explains how...

  • Step on the pedal

    Step on the pedal

    Forza Horizon 2 is the anticipated Xbox game that adds plenty of speed to the Forza Motorsports series. It’s the sequel to Forza Horizon and continues the same kind of experience. If you like driving games, exotic cars, realistic racing and lots...

  • Housing trends in five diverse European cities

    Housing trends in five diverse European cities

    Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released a snapshot look on several international housing markets. The information was provided by local Coldwell Banker affiliates in featured markets based on their views of recent housing trends for five...

  • A lucky draw

    A lucky draw

    If you’re the creative type, the Pencil stylus can be a valuable tool. Designed to complement the Paper app, Pencil is an aluminium stylus for use with tablets. It’s a good idea that takes the traditional stylus a little further, but currently...

  • New concept for cultural entertainment

    New concept for cultural entertainment

    Cultural Events Band (CEB) will be launching with an event themed ‘Bridge on fire’, to be held on September 8 on the Valletta breakwater bridge. Guests will be entertained by upcoming Maltese artists including Red Electrick and CEB Buskers, who...

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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...

  • Strings attached

    Strings attached

    The Capo Touch app has been around for a while on Mac and we have enjoyed using it for most of that time. Now in its third version, the app is set to become yet more popular, especially with those interested in learning guitar or improving their...

  • St John Association (Malta) holds AGM

    St John Association (Malta) holds AGM

    The St John Association (Malta) held its annual general meeting at its headquarters in Valletta, presided over by its chairman, Chief Justice Emeritus Professor J. J. Cremona. Members of the St John Council, officers and members of St John...

  • Handling holiday problems

    Handling holiday problems

    When we plan to go away, we usually dream of a perfect holiday and hope to visit the places we had in mind and get the best value for our money. However, sometimes travel plans do not materialise as we would like them to. Who is to blame when...

  • Making contact

    Making contact

    GoTenna is a cool little device that is part CB radio and part private mobile network. The idea is to overcome the shortcomings of poor network reception by using a low-power radio to communicate. The device is a two-watt radio transceiver powered...

  • New trends in research funding

    New trends in research funding

    The University of Malta is expanding its research activities from curiosity-driven studies to result-driven breakthroughs thanks to a cultural shift and generosity of the Maltese through their contribution to the Research, Innovation and...