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  • No remedy from your seller? This is what you should do...

    No remedy from your seller? This is what you should do...

    As consumers, we have the legal right to claim a free remedy from sellers when the goods they sell us are not as described, not fit for the purpose for which we require them and made known to the trader at the time of sale, not fit for the purpose...

  • Pizza plates not fit for purpose

    Q: A few weeks ago my father purchased two stone pizza plates/bases from a local seller. These were specifically bought to cook pizzas in the oven. However, when my father used them, the dough remained uncooked, even though he left it in the oven...

  • Purchase of second-hand vehicle

    Q: Last month I purchased a second-hand car from its previous owner. As soon as I started using it, I realised that there was an issue with its fuel pump. Basically, when going round a roundabout at normal speed, the car stalls and eventually stops.

  • Weekly consumer advice

    ▪ When we encounter problems with the goods we buy, we should first try and resolve the problem with the seller. ▪ Sellers must be notified in writing through a registered letter about the lack of conformity in the product purchased. ▪ Part or...

  • Is your company transparent?

    Is your company transparent?

    To be transparent or not to be is the big question. Here is a thought experiment for you: imagine if your company decided to become completely transparent tomorrow. How would it work out? How would employees react? Would it turn out well? The...

  • Inspiring resilience stories at BLM annual conference

    Diane Coutu, in a May 2002 article for the Harvard Business Review, wrote: “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward,...

  • GO connects couples this Valentine’s

    Many people will be saying “I love you” over the next few days. But sometimes, to really connect, all one has to do is look into each other’s eyes. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, GO brought together five couples from all walks of life. Some have...

  • Deloitte careers fair

    Deloitte is holding a careers fair on March 3 at Deloitte Place in Mriehel. The careers fair is more than just a normal fair. It’s an opportunity to explore what is out there and allows one to dream. With the participation of sixth forms,...

  • New website increases followers

    New website increases followers

    An important factor for Chestertons Malta has been to create a brand new website and push it as with the public to increase sales and the property database. The release of the new website was celebrated almost a year ago. As a result, the amount...

  • Nominees for ‘Outstanding contribution to yachting’

    In recent years, Malta’s maritime pursuits have seen the country’s yachting activity grow through the development of sector from a sport and industry perspective. This growth was made possible through the passion, tireless energy and expertise...

  • Banif’s cards go 3D Secure

    Banif’s cards go 3D Secure

    Banif has rolled out 3D Secure on all its Visa debit and credit cards. This means that all cardholders will benefit from an additional layer of security when shopping online. 3D Secure helps prevent fraud and unauthorised transactions by...

  • Switching on positive energy

    Switching on positive energy

    Over the years Lidl has adopted a structured and rational approach towards the usage of energy, thus showing a proactive strategy to climate change and to resource conservation. The review process took into consideration the more energy-intensive...

  • Political agreement reached on the Structural Reform Support Programme

    Political agreement reached on the Structural Reform Support Programme

    The European Commission has reached agreement with the European Parliament and Council of Ministers on the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP). The programme provides financing for the technical support that the Commission makes available...

  • Bannister makes it to the Captive Review list

    Bannister makes it to the Captive Review list

    The chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, Joe Bannister, has made it to the Power 50, a list published annually by Captive Review magazine of the “most influential professionals in the global captive insurance industry”. Prof.

  • BOV shares reach a nine-year high

    The Malta Stock Exchange index recouped last week’s losses as it gained 0.4 per cent, to close the week at 4,734.735 points. Trading in the equity market was spread across 17 equities of which gainers and losers tallied at six while the remaining...

  • Ukraine PM sees IMF deal by end-Feb amid new fighting in east

    Ukraine PM sees IMF deal by end-Feb amid new fighting in east

    Kiev expected to reach a deal with the International Monetary Fund by the end of the month to allow the next tranche of aid, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said, and blamed Russia for renewed fighting flared in eastern Ukraine. Speaking after...

  • Trump tax cut talk, Chinese data spur risk rally

    Wall Street hit records highs for a second day and the dollar rose on hopes of business-friendly tax cuts, as upbeat Chinese trade data buoyed commodity-related shares in Asia and Europe. The equities boost continued a day after US President...

  • Daily currency report

    An overnight descent took the euro to late January lows against the dollar, a decline spurred by rising political risk ahead of France’s spring vote for president. One of the presidential candidates, Marine Le Pen of the far-right, has ambitions...

  • Company briefs

    STM is recycling 58 per cent of its water at the Kirkop site, it was reported in the company’s group annual Sustainability Report for 2015. The company invested $505,000 in 2015 to increase its deionised water production and recovery capacity.

  • Recruitment should be a buying operation

    The recruitment of persons has become the most important challenge for employers today. Two weeks ago I wrote about the value of employer branding for a company to distinguish itself from the rest and how this helps in attracting talent, reducing...