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  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Mariella Cassar-Cordina was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of her research with the Faculty of Music and Theatre Arts at Plymouth University, in collaboration with Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK. Cassar-Cordina’s work...

  • Mobile phone complaints

    Mobile phone complaints

    Nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile phone. In fact, having such a device is no longer considered a luxury but an indispensable necessity. Hence, when problems crop up with these gadgets, we are usually desperate to resolve them immediately. As...

  • Insurance policy offers 24-hour services

    Middlesea’s home insurance policy is inclusive of 24-hour, 365 days a year home assistance and emergency services. Among household problems covered by the company’s assistance services is failure of electrical supply, water leakages, breakage of...

  • Low-pit and low-headroom lifts

    Low-pit and low-headroom lifts

    One of the safety requirements of lifts is that they must be designed and constructed to prevent the risk of crushing when the cabin is in an extreme position. This objective is normally achieved by means of free space or refuge beyond extreme...

  • Jon David moves to new premises

    Uniform apparel provider Jon David Ltd has moved to new premises in Monsignor Dandria Street, Msida. The company sells a broad range of product lines. With an ongoing investment of resources, the business has been a one-stop shop not only for...

  • Loom charms have phthalates

    Various samples of loom charms from identified suppliers were lifted from the market and tested by the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority for the presence of banned chemical products, namely phthalates. These charms have been found...

  • Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

    Grand Commander of the Order of Honour

    Alex Sceberras-Trigona, left, being congratulated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after being bestowed with the Grand Commander of the Order of Honour by Greek Ambassador Alexandros Rallis, centre, during a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister at...

  • Weekly advice

    • When consumers opt to pay by credit card, retailers cannot charge fees that exceed the cost incurred by the retailer for the processing of the money transaction. • When retailers decide to impose additional charges, if consumers opt to pay by...

  • Governments urged to open purse

    Advocates of a global infrastructure push foresee hundreds of billions of dollars of efficiently managed projects springing up across developed and developing nations alike, putting the unemployed to work while paving the way for stronger economic...

  • Go shares rally by 3.1 per cent

    The Malta Stock Exchange index partially erased last week’s positive performance as it fell by 0.36 per cent, to close at 3,338.554 points. Activity was spread across nine issues of which gainers, fallers and non-movers tallied at three. The two...

  • Growth worries slam stocks, oil, and emerging stock markets

    Stocks on major markets fell yesterday, with an index of global equities hitting a seven-month low, and oil slumped to a four-year low as worries about weak worldwide economic growth continued to take a toll on investor confidence. Most major...

  • China GDP at five-year low

    China’s economy likely grew at its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter as a property downturn weighed on demand, a Reuters poll showed, raising the chances of more aggressive policy steps that may include cutting interest...

  • Daily currency report

    After 12-weeks of consecutive gains, the US dollar’s advance across a broad range of currencies ran into a bit of trouble. The relative absence of economic data and event risk provided investors with an opportunity to book profits on built-up long...

  • FIMBank to enter Greek market

    FIMBank, the Malta-based trade finance specialist, has announced it is entering the Greek market and will be providing a comprehensive range of trade finance and banking solutions, targeting corporate clients, focusing on International as well as...

  • Go trades up to a new 2014 high

    Go trades up to a new 2014 high

    The share price of Go rallied by 3.5 per cent to close at a fresh multi-year high of €2.68 on increased volumes of 49,254 shares across 21 trades. Go remains the top performer of 2014 with a year-to-date increase of 46.8 per cent. Medserv also...

  • Culture of state dependence

    The issue of state dependence is likely to become an important topic for discussion in the coming weeks and months. From public statements made, it would appear that this is an issue that the government wants to address and the Opposition appears...

  • British Chambers of Commerce warns of ‘alarm bell’ for UK recovery

    British Chambers of Commerce warns of ‘alarm bell’ for UK recovery

    The British Chambers of Commerce warned of a “first alarm bell” for Britain’s rapid economic recovery after firms reported the weakest export growth in almost two years and a big slowdown in manufacturing. The BCC’s quarterly economic survey – the...

  • German recession fears mount as exports plunge

    German exports plunged in August by their largest amount since the height of the financial crisis and leading institutes slashed forecasts for growth, fuelling debate on whether Berlin is doing enough to prop up the domestic and European...

  • Listed firms’ cash reserves hit new high in Europe, ME, Africa

    Listed companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have built up cash reserves of €963 billion, according to a new report by Deloitte. The 1,200 listed companies in the region have added a further €47 billion to this surplus in the last 12...

  • Equities and dollar slump as global growth woes multiply

    Wall Street slumped yesterday as anxieties about global economic growth smothered a short-lived, Federal Reserve-sparked rally in equity markets around the world. The dollar gave up some gains from a remarkable three-month run-up and US benchmark...