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  • New EU law on automatic exchange of information

    New EU law on automatic exchange of information

    EU member states have agreed to apply the widest possible scope of mandatory automatic exchange. Automatic exchange of information will enable tax authorities to compare data received on taxpayers’ financial assets with tax returns and identify...

  • Being an e-citizen

    Being an e-citizen

    The internet is a world of opportunities but also of dangers. Mark Spiteri, BeSmartOnline! project coordinator, explains what is being done to make the internet a safer experience. The Malta Communications Authority is organising a national...

  • 6,500 bottles of water saved

    6,500 bottles of water saved

    Students of Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary School will be reducing the weight of their schoolbags by some 6,500 water bottles per year. The school has received a reverse osmosis filtration system as part of the HSBC Water Programme’s Catch the...

  • 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...

  • Local start-ups think big

    Local start-ups think big

    Malta based start-ups came together for a week full of activities and action. Start-Up Week gave local start-ups the opportunity to practise their pitch, learn about the various forms of start-up financing, as well as attempt to start a high...

  • Local tax expert in high-profile case

    Local tax expert in high-profile case

    Local tax expert Robert Attard, pictured, has led a multinational team that has submitted arguments to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving a challenge to the French inheritance tax system. This high-profile case is expected to...

  • What are our responsibilities

    What are our responsibilities

    The law protects us when we buy a product or service and face problems. However, we also have a number of responsibilities and precautions we should take before making a buying decision. To make an informed buying decision, we first need to gather...

  • Global market opportunities

    Global market opportunities

    SAP has just hosted its first ever conference in Malta which addressed over 100 industry experts. Manos Raptopoulos, COO head and Carlos Diaz Sales, vice president innovation for SAP South Europe speak about SAP’s strategy for Malta, the country’s...

  • Dhalia’s second office in Gozo

    Dhalia has opened its second office in Republic Street, forming part of the Duke shopping mall in Victoria. The office is being managed by Dhalia’s chairman and CEO Chris Grech together with three consultants. “This new office will increase our...

  • Questions often asked by traders

    Questions often asked by traders

    Q: Is it legal not to accept return of goods? Q: If a business is legally obliged to accept returns, do we have to give a cash refund or can we give a credit note instead? A: Legally, consumers have the right to return a product to the seller if...

  • A special event

    A special event

    In line with the recent launch by Apple of the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMAC with Retina display, iCentre, Malta’s only Apple premium reseller, held a special event on Saturday, November 15, in Sliema to showcase these new products. Also on...

  • Equipment donated to the University

    Equipment donated to the University

    Evolve Ltd, a subsidiary of Attard & Co, has donated three more pieces of instruments worth €90,000 to the University of Malta through the University research trust. This equipment will enhance and facilitate the academic programmes and research...

  • Expired voucher

    Expired voucher

    Q: I have a €400 voucher that expired more than a month ago. On the voucher, there is a clause which states that once the voucher expires it can no longer be redeemed. Is such a clause legal? At the time the voucher expired, I got married so I had...

  • Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world

    The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 (www.pwc.com/gsiss2015) – conducted by PwC, CIO, and CSO, and involving more than 9,700 director- and C-level IT and information security officials, across 154+ countries – has identified key...

  • Silver medal winners get cash awards

    Silver medal winners get cash awards

    In a brief presentation, students from Mcast’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering were awarded certificates by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo after having won silver medals at the EuroSkills competition in Lille, France. MSC...

  • Cigarettes: is there a fixed price?

    Cigarettes: is there a fixed price?

    Q: Is there a law that states that shops should sell cigarettes at a fixed price? Can shops sell cigarettes at any price they decide? A: Traders operate in a free market economy and hence there is no law that obliges sellers to sell products,...

  • Bridging the digital divide

    Bridging the digital divide

    Roughly, a quarter of Malta’s population is over 60. What challenges, within the communications and technological context, does this present? With the growing presence of technology in today’s daily life, there is an increasing digital divide...

  • GSD launches new website

    The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd (GSD) launched a new website www.gsd.com.mt, underscoring its position in a highly competitive and fast-moving beverage market. The website is a customer touchpoint and has been designed to be easier to navigate...

  • Tips and advice

    • We should shop around to find the best deals. • It is our responsibility to read all literature that comes with the product or service we are buying. • A product must be used as instructed by the manufacturer or seller. If not, we may not be...

  • OECD sees plans by G20 nations topping global growth target

    OECD sees plans by G20 nations topping global growth target

    The OECD said yesterday the plans of G20 nations to boost the world economy could beat their target of adding 2 percentage points to global growth by 2018, though geopolitical risks such as Ukraine and Ebola were mounting. Angel Gurria, the...