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  • e-Competence Framework seminar

    The eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with IT Professionalism Europe (IPE), an organisation created by CEPIS, is organising a half-day event on July 28 to present the European e-Competence Framework and its importance for Maltese industry...

  • Real estate brand’s history of success

    Real estate brand’s history of success

    After the devastating earthquake and fire in San Francisco in 1906, young real estate agent Colbert Coldwell saw the need for honest and professional real estate services to help rebuild the city. With two partners, the real estate company of...

  • Disclaimer

    The information published in this page is intended for information purposes only. Any legal claim or action taken in the event of a dispute should be based solely on the legal texts concerned. For more information, call the Office for Consumer...

  • Sail to freedom this summer

    Sail to freedom this summer

    Fairway Shipping aims to give customers the opportunity to sail in luxury. Malta is the perfect location to charter, given its abundance of bays, ports and swimming destinations. Its climate makes it ideal to charter throughout the whole year,...

  • Protection from misleading advertising

    Protection from misleading advertising

    Advertising is a marketing tool used by businesses to promote their products and services. Advertisements may take many forms, such as printed adverts in newspapers and magazines, television or radio adverts or signs in shops. Consumers may also...

  • ACCA awards PKF International with Global Approved Employer status

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) recently awarded accountancy network PKF International with the Global Approved Employer status for professional development. ACCA’s prestigious global programme is awarded to employers who...

  • Purchase of portable air conditioner

    Q: I would like to know what rights I have in this case I’m putting forward. A few days ago, I bought a portable 12,000 BTU air-conditioning unit to be used in a particular room in my house. Before the sale was made, I provided the seller with the...

  • Microsoft hosts 2016 Social Innovation Challenge

    Fifty-six students from eight schools participated in the fourth edition of the Social Innovation Challenge organised by youth NGO Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation and supported by Microsoft. The aim of the event was to train...

  • Wrong prescription for glasses

    Wrong prescription for glasses

    Q: Three months ago my son was prescribed new spectacles by an ophthalmologist at a local eye clinic. Based on the prescription, we ordered two pairs of spectacles, one pair for daily use and the other for sports use. When these spectacles were...

  • Joint Master of Science degree

    Joint Master of Science degree

    Michael Buhagiar graduated cum laude with a joint Master of Science degree in nanoscience and nanotechnology from KU Leuven, Belgium and Université Grenoble Alpes, France. The two-year Master programme is offered as part of the Erasmus Mundus...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • Adverts are considered misleading and hence illegal if they contain false claims on the main characteristics of the products or services advertised. • Leaving out important information when promoting products or services is also considered a...

  • Business leaders see pain, seek opportunity in British EU exit

    Business leaders see pain, seek opportunity in British EU exit

    Britain is heading for an economic disaster and Chinese investors have already pulled investments in the wake of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, Richard Branson, the boss of Virgin Group said. The billionaire entrepreneur said his...

  • BP says Gulf spill bill totals $61.6bn

    BP has estimated costs from its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill will total $61.6 billion after it agreed to a new $5.2 billion charge it said largely drew claims to a close. The company said it will record an after-tax charge of around $2.5...

  • Index negative as nine equities decline

    The Malta Stock Exchange index declined by a further 1.55 per cent, to close at 4,497.349 points. Turnover amounted to €2.25 million spread across 16 equities of which nine fell, six gained ground and one that closed unchanged. HSBC Bank Malta plc...

  • European equities slip after Nice attack, while US yields surge

    European shares slipped yesterday after at least 84 people died in an attack in France and US Treasury yields jumpedas strong economic data renewed prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year, while US stocks traded nearly...

  • US consumer prices maintain gains on rising housing and healthcare costs

    US retail sales rose more than expected in June as Americans bought motor vehicles and a variety of other goods, reinforcing views that economic growth picked up in the second quarter. Other data yesterday showed consumer prices increasing for a...

  • Daily currency report

    Following the shocking attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice last Thursday, which left 84 people dead, France is now on high alert after President François Hollande declared this a terrorist act and extended the...

  • Brexit night's big winners: computer-driven hedge funds

    Brexit night's big winners: computer-driven hedge funds

    As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Scott's algorithm-driven...

  • Malta to get its own digital cluster come October

    Malta to get its own digital cluster come October

    A digital cluster made up of stakeholders in academia, government, NGOs, SMEs and start-ups will launch in October with the aim of driving Malta’s digital development forward, Paragon Europe have announced. The cluster will focus discussions on...

  • MSE Share Index slips below the 4,500 mark

    MSE Share Index slips below the 4,500 mark

    The MSE Share Index finished lower for the fourth consecutive trading session today as it retreated by a further 0.50 per cent to 4,497.349 points – the lowest level this month. Trading activity improved as €0.3 million worth of shares changed...

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