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  • Consumer affairs director general issues public statement

    Josephine Borg, director general, Consumer Affairs, has issued a public statement in accordance with Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap.378), by means of which she has identified and gave information to the public that Alu Care Mosta Ltd...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    • Consumers who purchase goods or services off premises and spend over €30 have 14 days to change their mind and cancel the sale. • Consumers must be properly informed about the cooling-off period or the right to cancel the sale is extended to a...

  • Did you buy a product or service off premises? These are your rights

    Did you buy a product or service off premises? These are your rights

    An off-premises sale occurs when a sale between a consumer and a trader is concluded in a place that is not the business premises of the trader. These type of sales are usually concluded at the consumer’s home, place of work or in the street. A...

  • Vodafone Malta first to launch 4G+, starting in Gozo

    Vodafone Malta first to  launch 4G+, starting in Gozo

    In a first for the country, Vodafone Malta has introduced superfast 4G+ internet speeds to Gozo. With download speeds of up to 210 Mbps, 4G+ enables an online experience which is up to 60 per cent faster than 4G. And to truly allow everyone to try...

  • Superbet launches affiliate programme with NetRefer

    SuperBet Interactive (Romania) Limited (www.superbet.ro) has launched its affiliate programme with NetRefer to utilise the leading Unified Performance Marketing platform in the industry. SuperBet is a Romanian Sportsbook operator who just got...

  • Innovative bedside manner

    Innovative bedside manner

    We often read about start-ups with various emerging companies described as new or exclusive in ideas, only for them to fall by the wayside after a few half-hearted attempts to get the business venture going. Simona Maria Pagano, a biomedical...

  • Three equities gain over 6%

    The MSE index extended its positive run for the fourth consecutive week having advanced by 0.339 per cent to close at 4,697.378 points. A total of 15 issues were active during the week of which eight closed higher, four headed south, while the...

  • Investors slowly push climate change up their agenda

    Investors are slowly starting to push companies to reduce their carbon footprint and help the world meet targets on limiting global warming that were agreed in the 2015 Paris climate talks. Energy firms have faced shareholder demands to do more to...

  • US and European yields are poised for weekly rise

    Bond yields in the US and Europe were poised for big weekly gains, weighing on major equity markets, while oil prices extended their rebound into a seventh session but were still set to post their worst first half since 1998. The dollar was headed...

  • British consumers suffer longest decline in spending power since 1970s

    British consumers have suffered the longest decline in their spending power since the 1970s, raising questions about whether the Bank of England really is likely to raise interest rates any time soon. Official data published on Friday confirmed...

  • RS2 at new 2017 high

    Following two consecutive sessions of increases, the share index trended in negative territory today with a marginal drop to 4,697.378 points largely due to the 1.4% decline in HSBC. MIA also eased minimally lower whilst RS2, Lombard and Tigne...

  • The comfort zone of local investors

    The comfort zone of local investors

    Let’s face it, Maltese investors are in line with the Italians when it comes to selecting a particular asset class. In fact, the local investor is more focused on asset classes, which mainly generate an income return and thus tend to shy away from...

  • Women in the economy

    I dare say that the ending of this week’s contribution is written with a slight tongue in cheek. Still, I believe that the issue I write about – women’s role in the labour market and in the economy in general – needs to be taken seriously. The...

  • China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency

    China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency

    China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico as it faces uncertainty over its trade deals with the US. Qiu...

  • Dollar falls but bond yields up

    The euro rose yesterday alongside sterling and bond yields as a slew of hawkish comments from central banks signalled the era of ultra-loose monetary policy is ready to sunset across the Atlantic. The dollar index touched its lowest since October...

  • BoE's Haldane says need to look seriously at rate hike - BBC

    BoE's Haldane says need to look seriously at rate hike - BBC

    Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said on Thursday that the central bank needed to "look seriously" at raising interest rates to keep a lid on inflation which has pushed past the BoE's target and is set to rise further. Last week,...

  • iPhone turns 10

    iPhone turns 10

    Apple Inc.’s iPhone turned 10 yesterday, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where  it will go from here. Apple has sold more than one billion...

  • High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers

    High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers

    Peer at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicoloured screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what US auto supplier Visteon Corp found: a mess. As automotive cockpits become crammed...

  • Keen response to investor clinic

    Keen response to investor clinic

    An investor clinic was organised by Bank of Valletta and the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry with the collaboration of Saxo Bank for the members of the Chamber. Participants were addressed by the Frank Farrugia, president of the...

  • Lloyds Banking Group compensation scheme set to miss deadline

    Lloyds Banking Group  is set to miss an end-June deadline for offering compensation to victims of one of Britain’s largest fraud cases, the latest delay in a decade-long struggle by business owners for redress. Two former bankers at Lloyds’ HBOS...