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  • Planes, mazes at City Gate

    Planes, mazes at City Gate

    St George’s Square will be hosting parts of an aircraft and an artistic maze at this year’s Science in the City, to take place on Friday. Lufthansa Technik Malta will be displaying a model aircraft and real-sized sections, while Logix Creative and...

  • Being prepared to complain

    Being prepared to complain

    When faced with a problem, consumers should first speak to the seller or service provider who sold them the product or service. When complaining, consumers should present the documents related to the purchase, the most important of which is the...

  • A life as a computer specialist

    Today, technology is no longer the reserve of specialists – rather, it’s in the realm of every individual in the developed and the developing world. The intensity of technology is on the increase even in our daily lives: as an example, just...

  • WebCheck initiative targets sports

    The implementation of the WebCheck project in the tourism sector, in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority, has led the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) to offer a similar initiative targeting the sports sector, in particular, small...

  • Purchase of tiles

    Purchase of tiles

    Q: I needed to buy tiles for my new apartment and went to a local shop. I submitted the plan of my apartment, so that the seller could calculate the exact amount of tiles I needed. After doing so, the seller suggested the amount of tiles and...

  • Rank it up

    Rank it up

    It’s a known fact that the higher a website ranks for related keywords on a search engine, the busier the traffic. This subsequently results in higher profits or exposure for the company or organisation owning that particular website. Two decades...

  • Presentation of credentials

    Presentation of credentials

    Maltese WHO director general Margaret Chan and Pan American Health Organisation director Carissa Etienne recently appointed Godfrey Xuereb as the PAHO and WHO representative for Barbados and the eastern Caribbean countries. Dr Xuereb, who is based...

  • Public statements

    The director general (Consumer Affairs) has issued a public statement according to Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap. 378), whereby he announced that Light Projects Limited, Di Natura International and Francis Camilleri, holder of...

  • Far from just an online business card

    In an environment where the dynamic and eventful world of social media has become an intrinsic part of any business’s marketing and client base development platform, companies often find themselves questioning the viability and value of their...

  • Maltese graduate from the Rambert School of Ballet

    Zoe Camilleri has graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance earlier this summer with a BA (Hons). For the past three years, she has lived and trained in London, focusing on ballet and contemporary dance techniques. She...

  • Weekly advice

    • When faced with a problem, consumers should first speak to the seller or service provider who sold them the product or service. • The proof of purchase is indispensable to sustain a claim for remedy or compensation. • Consumers are legally...

  • Scottish No ‘a relief’ for businesses

    Scottish No ‘a relief’ for businesses

    New powers for Scotland must be used to boost its competitiveness after businesses breathed a “collective sigh of relief” at the No vote. Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors (IoD), said it was likely that the devolving of...

  • Global shares flat as equities pull back from advance

    Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday, paring early advances though equities remained on track for a week of strong gains and Alibaba rallied in its trading debut. Equities pulled back from an early advance, pressured by...

  • Alibaba IPO prices at top end of range

    Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion, in a latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. At that price, the IPO, one of...

  • GSK fined €381m by China

    GSK fined €381m by China

    China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan (€381 million) yesterday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter for the British drugmaker. A court...

  • Record highs for MIA and RS2

    The Malta Stock Exchange added on to last week’s negative performance with a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, to close at 3,324.085 points. Total activity was spread across 14 equities of which seven gained ground, four declined and three closed...

  • Daily currency report

    The outlook for this week was limitless with the FOMC, Swiss National Bank and Norges Central Bank all holding policy setting meetings. Not only was monetary policy on the line, but the Scottish referendum to stay in the UK, also dominated market...

  • Share index back in positive territory

    Share index back in positive territory

    The MSE share index returned into positive territory with a 0.1 per cent increase to 3,324.085 points level on the back of further support for the equities of Malta International Airport and GO following two consecutive sessions of decline. MIA’s...

  • Still going strong 50 years on

    On Sunday Malta celebrates the 50th anniversary since independence. At the time I was too young to appreciate fully what this meant for our economy. Ffty years on, one feels tangible evidence of the economic progress that our country has achieved...

  • ECB hands out cheap credit to banks to boost economy

    ECB hands out cheap credit to banks to boost economy

    The European Central Bank handed out the first of its new four-year loans to banks yesterday, the flagship tool in a new stimulus package it hopes will stave off price deflation and revive the ailing eurozone economy. Take-up of the €400 billion...