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  • Conference on climate change

    A conference – ‘Implementing a business threat or opportunity?’ – was held at the Hilton Hotel, St Julian’s. The conference was held in Malta a few days before world leaders signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, a global agreement that puts the world...

  • KTM RC16 – the new racing beast

    KTM RC16 – the new racing beast

    KTM is undergoing comprehensive testing on the new racing model – KTM RC16 – which will be first disclosed to the public during the Austrian MotoGP in Spielberg, Austria, in August. KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer announced that KTM would be competing in...

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  • Parker Randall Turner relaunches website

    Audit firm Parker Randall Turner recently relaunched its website – www.parkerrandallturner.com – which reflects the services the entity and its related companies offer through the group structure, in a more user-friendly, dynamic and fresh...

  • Guarantee queries from traders

    Guarantee queries from traders

    Is the seller responsible for providing a remedy if the product has resulted faulty because the consumer did not handle it properly? Consumers are legally entitled to request a free remedy when the goods they buy do not conform to the contract of...

  • New website enhances customer experience

    Castille Institute, the training arm of Castille Resources, has launched a new website to improve the customer experience. The institute is made up of a young team passionate about fostering educational services. Castille Institute aims to...

  • Trust scheme for buyers, sellers

    It is a fact that without consumers traders won’t exist and without traders consumers won’t be able to acquire the products and services they need. Thus sellers and consumers depend on each other to exist and survive. Building a good and...

  • Real estate brand celebrates 100 years

    Real estate brand celebrates 100 years

    Real estate services brand Coldwell Banker is celebrating its 100th anniversary. With over 3,000 offices across 49 countries, the brand provides a high level of global marketing exposure. Those thinking of starting up a real estate services...

  • Rusty pot: can I return it to seller?

    Q: I bought a pot from a local shop and after I used it, washed it and shelved it, I noticed that the circumference where the lid rests produced rust residue. I do not expect a pot which is meant to hold water to rust. Do I have the right to...

  • Central Credit Register set up

    Central Credit Register set up

    The Central Bank has set up the Central Credit Register, a credit data sharing system to support credit institutions in their analysis of their existing or prospective borrowers’ creditworthiness. The register will also support the CBM in carrying...

  • MGSs succumb to selling pressure

    The sovereign debt market witnessed a negative week, as all 23 active issues registered a decline in value. The 2.3% MGS 2029 (II) registered the most significant decline, having closed 1.4 per cent lower at €108. Meanwhile, the recently issued...

  • Yen falls on rate cut talk, earnings damage US stocks

    Speculation that the Bank of Japan could effectively start paying banks to borrow its cash caused the yen to tumble yesterday, while US stocks dropped on disappointing earnings reports from some top companies. Shares of Google’s parent, Alphabet,...

  • No deal between Greece and lenders – officials

    No deal was reached between Greece and its lenders yesterday that would unlock loans and enable vital debt relief talks, despite some progress on the reforms Athens must implement in exchange, eurozone and IMF officials said. “Don’t expect any...

  • Daily currency report

    There were no significant euro moves on Thursday although there was plenty of choppy price action around the European Central Bank’s important monetary policy decision and president Mario Draghi’s press conference. The ECB made no changes to its...

  • Third consecutive daily decline for share index

    The share index trended lower for the third consecutive session with a further 0.1 per cent drop to 4,534.762 points as most of the large equities by market capitalisation eased into negative territory. Over the week, the local equity benchmark...

  • Tricky arguments over compensation as National Bank saga approaches its end

    Tricky arguments over compensation as National Bank saga approaches its end

    The government’s consultants are expected to present their final arguments for the valuation of the former National Bank on May 5, with the bank’s shareholders hoping to be given the chance to challenge them during the final hearing expected as...

  • Malta gets EU nod for new energy law

    Malta gets EU nod for new energy law

    The EU Commission has informally informed the Building Regulation Office (BRO) that its proposed building energy legislation is in line with EU directives – allowing it to breath a sigh of relief as Malta had at one point been facing a minimum €33...

  • Interpreting the ECB and its dissenters

    It is of no surprise that the tensions between the European Central Bank (ECB) and German leaders has increased over the past days, following the strong boost in terms of stimulus the ECB announced on the 10th March. The relation between both...

  • The risk/reward concept

    The risk/reward concept

    A news item that caught my attention this week was the statement made by the director of the house run by the Salesians, Dar Osanna Pia, stating how there are a growing number of youths who are becoming comfortable depending on social benefits.

  • Greece’s 2015 primary surplus beats target, but already discounted

    Greece’s 2015 primary surplus beats target, but already discounted

    Greece had a primary surplus last year that beat the target set in its bailout programme, according to the European Commission, but eurozone officials said the number was already discounted in talks between Athens and lenders on reforms and debt...