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  • German February industry output surges in ‘extraordinary’ first-quarter

    German industrial output surged in February and the trade balance swelled as the engine room of Europe’s largest econo­my fired on all cylinders to satisfy demand at home and abroad, assuaging angst about rising protectionism. Industrial output...

  • University, STMicroelectronics sign collaboration agreement

    University, STMicroelectronics sign collaboration agreement

    The University of Malta and ST Microelectronics’ Malta plant have entered into a two-year collaboration agreement to conduct joint work on projects with the aim of maximizing manufacturing efficiency based on scientific knowledge. The University...

  • PwC showcases IT solutions to transform businesses

    ‘Business in action with cloud solutions’ was the theme of the recently held Digital Business Conference organised by PwC’s Academy. The aim of the conference was to bring together business leaders and IT professionals to explore innovative ways...

  • Esprimi and Informa Consultants sign strategic alliance

    Esprimi and Informa Consultants sign strategic alliance

    Esprimi, the market research arm of Business Leaders Malta, has signed a strategic alliance with Informa Consultants in its quest to provide a wider range of market research solutions. “At Business Leaders, we believe that the whole is greater...

  • The Blockchain disruption

    The Blockchain disruption

    Of all recent innovations that have or will profoundly change the world as we know it, one will be more disruptive than all others: the Blockchain. With the potential to redefine the economic fabric of contemporary society, the Blockchain is an...

  • Boston Multi Family Office shortlisted for two international awards

    Boston Multi Family Office has featured in the shortlists for two categories of the Wealth Briefing European Awards 2017. The company has been nominated for Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company of the Year and group director Katherine Ellis has...

  • Lombard and BOV shares reach new highs

    Lombard and BOV shares reach new highs

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index registered a 0.311 per cent decrease last week to close on Friday at 4,703.726 points. The major banks, namely Bank of Valletta plc (BOV), HSBC Bank Malta plc and Lombard Bank plc, together with International...

  • US manufacturing continues growing for 7th consecutive month

    According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), activity in the US manufacturing sector continued to expand in March for the seventh consecutive month. The headline index was in line with expectations at 57.2, though lower than the 57.7...

  • It’s not all glitter

    It’s not all glitter

    “Gold,” said the Swiss private banker, lowering his voice to a conspiratorial whisper, “is a very promising investment for the next few years ahead.” He had the looks of someone deeply pleased with himself when initiating a valued customer to such...

  • Company briefs

    The Malta Employers’ Association has welcomed the news that the government has managed to achieve a surplus in its budget. The association said that in its memorandum to the political parties before the last election, it had placed fiscal...

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  • Planning a holiday? These are your rights

    Planning a holiday? These are your rights

    Consumers who purchase an organised holiday that lasts more than 24 hours or that at least includes an overnight stay, transport and accommodation are legally protected by the Package Travel Regulations. These regulations safeguard consumers...

  • A mouldy wardrobe

    Q: Around six months ago I purchased a new bedroom. Recently I noticed that the outer back of the wardrobe is covered with mould. My bedroom walls have no sign of mould. Even the wall behind the wardrobe does not have any mould. The mould has also...

  • Washing machine incident

    Q: Some days ago, I bought a top-loading washing machine from a local retailer which, as agreed, was delivered to me by the seller. Unfortunately, I could not find the instructions manual but I managed to download a soft copy on my phone. When I...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • Travel agencies and tour operators are obliged to provide clear and correct information on the holiday they are promoting. • Consumers may opt to cancel a booked holiday and claim a refund if the agency significantly alters the holiday...

  • Look beyond just property to unlock investment potential

    Look beyond just property to unlock investment potential

    For many people, investing in bricks and mortar by buying second or subsequent properties makes financial sense. While this approach has advantages, there are also significant drawbacks and numerous factors to consider. Here we compare property to...

  • Trane seminar for engineers

    Trane seminar for engineers

    Trane, a leading provider of cooling, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems recently hosted an educational seminar for local engineers and maintenance personnel. The seminar, entitled ‘State of the art HVAC...

  • Course for external audit reviewers

    Malta University Consulting Ltd is offering a 27-hour course for external audit reviewers. The course will start on May 17 and lectures will take place at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. This course is mainly intended...

  • PKF wins top contract as outsourced IT services provider

    PKF Cooper Parry’s specialist IT solutions team have been selected to provide support for more than 140 people across the Chamber of Commerce’s offices in Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, as well as providing strategic advice to help...

  • Complimentary day at Dubai Parks and Resorts with Emirates Holidays

    Complimentary day at Dubai Parks  and Resorts with Emirates Holidays

    Emirates Holidays is offering a complimentary day entrance ticket to one of the resorts run by Dubai Parks and Resorts on packages to Dubai and beyond to any Emirates destination. Customers booking an Emirates Holidays package and a minimum of two...