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  • Damaged dress

    Damaged dress

    Q: Nearly three months ago I bought a dress for my daughter’s wedding. As the wedding date was getting nearer, I took out the dress to try it on with the shoes. To my disappointment I noticed that the dress, which is heavily beaded, had large gaps...

  • Creating the digital citizen

    Creating the digital citizen

    Imagine a digitally enabled nation where citizens and businesses use technology in the day-to-day life by default. This is not simply the fodder of dreams, but the vision of Digital Malta, the national ICT strategy. Stephanie Fsadni learns how ICT...

  • Members of Coldwell Banker network meet in Germany

    Members of Coldwell Banker network meet in Germany

    Coldwell Banker Malta managing director Hermann Mallia attended the Coldwell Banker international masters meeting from June 10 to 12 at the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. The event is intended as a platform to share the latest industry trends...

  • New design renders bath unsuitable

    Q: We recently bought a complete bathroom from a local supplier. In the meantime we have engaged an interior designer to design the room. The designer is suggesting to put the bath in a different position, which we really like as the bathroom...

  • Open for registration

    Open for registration

    O level and A level students have just received their results, meaning it is time for them to seriously decide on their next step. For those who wish to pursue higher education, there isn’t only one path to choose. Saint Martin’s Institute of...

  • Silent piano technology is taken one step ­further

    Silent piano technology is taken one step ­further

    In the past, many pianists have contended with cantankerous neighbours who complain about loud practising during the day or late-night schedules that preclude practising for fear of waking even reasonable neighbours. This led to the development of...

  • Weekly consumer tips

    • Before entering an off-premises contract, consumers should be informed of their right to withdraw. • The 14 days’ cancellation period starts from the moment the consumer takes possession of the ordered goods. • In off-premises contracts the...

  • University to set up solar research lab

    The University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is set to become a centre of excellence in solar research with the setting up of a new solar materials research laboratory at its campus in Marsaxlokk. The project was made possible by a...

  • IT helping NGOs to make a real impact for a better Malta

    IT helping NGOs to make a real impact for a better Malta

    Caritas Malta was one of the first local NGOs to invest in information systems as a capacity-building tool when 12 years ago the organisation implemented a comprehensive information systems strategic plan. With changing technologies and needs, the...

  • Digital government

    Following Malta’s positive performance in the 2013 e-government benchmark report exercise, the implementation of a new strategy aims to address related issues and mitigate risks, capitalise on opportunities and overcome the challenges ahead. There...

  • Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals’ hand

    Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals’ hand

    A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court. The suit, filed in...

  • UK banks face break-up threat as watchdog plans competition probe

    Britain’s big banks could be broken up after the country’s new competition watchdog said it plans to launch an 18-month investigation into services for small business customers and personal current accounts. The Competition and Markets Authority...

  • MGS turnover surge as new issues announced

    Trading volume in Malta Government Securities (MGS) more than doubled this week after the Treasury announced that the government will be offering two new issues to the general public. The two new issues shall in the aggregate be of €100 million...

  • US shares rebound as euro briefly dips below $1.35 mark

    US stocks rebounded and European markets recovered a bit yesterday, but the euro dipped below $1.35 for the first time since February after a Malaysian airliner was downed in eastern Ukraine and Israel stepped up a ground assault in Gaza. German...

  • New iPhone to enter mass production

    New iPhone to enter mass production

    Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc.’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported yesterday. Mass production of a 4.7-inch...

  • ECB will disclose unprecedented data after banks do stress tests

    ECB will disclose unprecedented data after banks do stress tests

    The European Central Bank has laid out plans to publish an unprecedented trove of data on individual banks – from measures of leverage to non-performing loans – when it completes a landmark health check in October. The ECB, soon to become Europe’s...

  • Daily currency report

    Higher inflation rates in the UK and the US collided with stronger-than-expected growth figures in China to make for improved investor sentiment. That sentiment flourished when FOMC’s Janet Yellen told members of Congress that interest rates could...

  • MSE share index at two-week high

    The MSE Share Index edged 1.1 per cent higher to a fresh two-week high of 3,343.592 points largely due to the uplift in the share prices of HSBC Bank Malta plc and GO plc. The share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc traded 4.2 per cent higher to regain...

  • Implementing structural reforms

    At last month’s European Council, the heads of government of the 28 EU member states agreed that the implementation of structural reforms was necessary in order to enhance economic growth. The final communiqué had stated that “the recovery remains...

  • Apple fights digital books ruling

    Apple fights digital books ruling

    Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company overturns a court decision attesting to its pivotal role in the collusion. The terms of the settlement disclosed...