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  • This is smart

    This is smart

    Wearables are big news right now, at least from the perspective of the manufacturers. While they still seem to be building their market, the innovations and improvements are coming quickly. Aside from the other big smartwatch announcements by...

  • MIA to refund winter landing fees to airlines

    Malta International Airport will be refunding the landing fees to all scheduled airlines for all the winter months. The fees will be refunded for the November to March period, an initiative that will cost around €1.4 million in lost revenue. This...

  • All gore

    All gore

    The Evil Within takes inspiration from survival horror genres across many me-diums. Think Resident Evil crossed with Hostel and you’re nearly there. It’s a curious game with a lot going for it. It’s strangely ­beautiful but not scary, yet contains...

  • Double decker stand for Malta at WTM

    Double decker stand for Malta at WTM

    The Malta Tourism Authority had a double decker stand at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, one of the world’s premier events for the travel and tourism industry. The stand, built by local company Big Exhibits, was inspired by the kannizzata...

  • New generations

    New generations

    Two new iPads were recently announced in Cupertino, California: the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. To call the iPad Mini 3 new may be a little misleading though, as apart from the inclusion of a touch ID fingerprint sensor, it’s exactly the same as...

  • Investors shift focus to fixed-income securities

    Investors shift focus to fixed-income securities

    Last week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index reached a two-week high by Wednesday’s session, but then partially retreated in the last two sessions to lock in a week-on-week gain of 0.24 per cent and close at 3,321.763 points. Activity was...

  • Come in handy

    Come in handy

    Together with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the other big reveal this year was the Apple Watch. Like most of you, I thought this would be called iWatch, but it appears we were wrong. The Apple Watch is an iOS 8 compatible device that will work...

  • Germany, France return to growth

    Germany and France, the euro area’s two largest economies, returned to growth in the third quarter. Germany’s GDP rose by 0.1 per cent in the three months to the end of September, thus avoiding a technical recession. French GDP, on the other hand,...

  • Don’t hide the key

    Don’t hide the key

    The internet is a neutral digital space that has radically transformed all kinds of economies and industries while opening new and dynamic avenues for political participation, educational advancement, cultural development and social relations. Its...

  • Company briefs

    Company briefs

    Vodafone opened its first Destination Store on the Birkirkara Bypass, part of a global initiative to deliver a better customer experience in all their retail outlets. The store has its own parking facilities. The starting point for the development...

  • A new lease on life for your IT costs

    Nowadays, the success of any business depends a lot on a sound IT platform that is supported by the latest technology and systems. Consequently, such IT platforms would need constant reviewing and updates so as to ensure that they meet the...

  • New EU law on automatic exchange of information

    New EU law on automatic exchange of information

    EU member states have agreed to apply the widest possible scope of mandatory automatic exchange. Automatic exchange of information will enable tax authorities to compare data received on taxpayers’ financial assets with tax returns and identify...

  • Being an e-citizen

    Being an e-citizen

    The internet is a world of opportunities but also of dangers. Mark Spiteri, BeSmartOnline! project coordinator, explains what is being done to make the internet a safer experience. The Malta Communications Authority is organising a national...

  • 6,500 bottles of water saved

    6,500 bottles of water saved

    Students of Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary School will be reducing the weight of their schoolbags by some 6,500 water bottles per year. The school has received a reverse osmosis filtration system as part of the HSBC Water Programme’s Catch the...

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  • Local start-ups think big

    Local start-ups think big

    Malta based start-ups came together for a week full of activities and action. Start-Up Week gave local start-ups the opportunity to practise their pitch, learn about the various forms of start-up financing, as well as attempt to start a high...

  • Local tax expert in high-profile case

    Local tax expert in high-profile case

    Local tax expert Robert Attard, pictured, has led a multinational team that has submitted arguments to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving a challenge to the French inheritance tax system. This high-profile case is expected to...

  • What are our responsibilities

    What are our responsibilities

    The law protects us when we buy a product or service and face problems. However, we also have a number of responsibilities and precautions we should take before making a buying decision. To make an informed buying decision, we first need to gather...

  • Global market opportunities

    Global market opportunities

    SAP has just hosted its first ever conference in Malta which addressed over 100 industry experts. Manos Raptopoulos, COO head and Carlos Diaz Sales, vice president innovation for SAP South Europe speak about SAP’s strategy for Malta, the country’s...

  • Dhalia’s second office in Gozo

    Dhalia has opened its second office in Republic Street, forming part of the Duke shopping mall in Victoria. The office is being managed by Dhalia’s chairman and CEO Chris Grech together with three consultants. “This new office will increase our...