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  • Mcast students with disabilities in visit to General Soft Drinks plant

    Mcast students with disabilities in visit to General Soft Drinks plant

    Ten Mcast students following the Pathway to Independent Living Programme recently visited the General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd plant in Marsa to get first-hand experience of a company renowned for bottling some of the world’s largest brands, like...

  • Car rental and consumer rights

    Car rental and consumer rights

    Consumer complaints related to car rentals have increased considerably in the past couple of years. The most common problems European consumers face in this sector usually concern vague or unclear terms and conditions and unplanned extra costs. A...

  • Investment seminar for beginners, intermediates

    Investment seminar for beginners, intermediates

    Financial services firm Calamatta Cuschieri hosted an investment seminar at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana, entitled ‘What you should know about equity investing’. The investment seminar, mainly aimed at beginners and intermediates, forms...

  • Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority warning

    The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority has been notified about stairlifts (Acorn stairlifts), which may pose a risk to consumers as the seat post may detach from the main seat support and result in injuries. The stairlifts are...

  • Two Engel & Völkers Sara Grech agents among 10 world best rental agents

    Two Engel & Völkers Sara Grech agents among 10 world best rental agents

    Malta might be the smallest opera-ting country among the 39 countries in the Engel & Völkers network, but it certainly left a strong mark during the latest global event in Mallorca. The event brings together licensed partners from around the world...

  • MCCAA director general issues statement on liquid membrane

    The director general (Consumer Affairs) is issuing a public statement, in terms of Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap. 378), whereby the public is being informed that the advert of quality proofing liquid membrane, published in the Hotspot...

  • Foundation supports hedgehog conservation

    Foundation supports hedgehog conservation

    A joint Nature Trust Malta and HSBC Malta Foundation project aimed at safeguarding the existence of the protected mammals on the islands has managed to rescue 124 hedgehogs over the past six months. Sixty road signs have also been installed near...

  • Wedding dress sale query

    Q: I need some information regarding a deposit paid by my daughter on a wedding dress. Unfortunately, she has broken off the engagement and therefore decided to cancel the order of the dress. We knew that when cancelling the order we would...

  • German Q2 growth solid but quite unspectacular

    German Q2 growth solid but quite unspectacular

    German growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2015 but by less than expected, with foreign trade acting as a support and investment braking Europe’s largest economy. German gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.4 per cent in the quarter between...

  • Italy posts weak growth while recovery stutters

    Italy’s economy grew slightly less than expected in the second quarter, data showed yesterday, as a weak recovery from three years of recession lost momentum. Gross domestic product rose 0.2 per cent, slowing compared with a 0.3 per cent increase...

  • Index turns negative by 0.44%

    The Malta Stock Exchange index failed to sustain the upward rally witnessed earlier in the week having ended the week down by 0.44 per cent, to close at 4,209.482 points. Total turnover for the week stood at €1.3m, spread over 18 equities of which...

  • World stocks set for weekly drop, bruised by yuan’s weakness

    Equities on world bourses were on track to end the week mostly lower at midsession yesterday, after China’s surprise currency devaluation on Tuesday. US stock indexes were little changed for the session, bond yields were slightly higher and the US...

  • Currency-rigging lawsuit settlements ‘rise past $2 billion’

    Investors have recovered more than $2 billion in settlements with nine banks over claims of price-rigging in the foreign exchange market, and are continuing to pursue claims against seven other banks, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said. HSBC...

  • Full speed ahead

    Full speed ahead

    A flight attendant pose for a photo beside the models of a high speed train during the China High Speed Railway on Fast Track exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday.

  • Declines in HSBC, GO offset uplifts in BOV, MMS

    Bank of Valletta gained one per cent over yesterday’s closing price and ended at the €2.29,9 level, unchanged from that of last week. A total of 16,811 shares changed hands across 11 trades. The intra-day low for the bank’s equity was...

  • How are credit markets faring this August?

    How are credit markets faring this August?

    So far, this month hasn’t been particularly supportive for credit markets as a slump in commodities, an apparent change in investors’ growth outlook and persistent worries around China and emerging markets more generally took their toll on risk...

  • Tales from the silly season

    The silly season is back with its tales. This last week the weather has been very silly, especially for those who have taken some days off work to enjoy the sea. As I have done in past years, this week’s contribution, which coincides with the...

  • China central bank says no reason for yuan to fall further

    China central bank says no reason for yuan to fall further

    China’s central bank said yesterday there was no reason for the yuan to fall further given the country’s strong economic fundamentals, in a bid to reassure jittery global markets after it devalued the currency earlier in the week. As the yuan slid...

  • Britain changes rules to fast-track shale gas permits

    Britain changes rules to fast-track shale gas permits

    The British government will give its communities minister the power to directly approve shale gas permits, removing decision-making from local politicians who have in the past months blocked the progress of Britain’s first such wells. In late...