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  • Weekly consumer advice

    • The sales season does not diminish or negatively affect consumers’ legal rights. • ‘No Refunds’ and ‘No Exchanges’ shop policies cannot be implemented by sellers in case of goods with a hidden defect. • When legal rights do not apply consumers...

  • Challenges faced by SMEs venturing abroad

    A series of articles published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and sponsored by international audit and advisory group Mazars, represented locally by Mazars Malta, outline the major challenges facing SMEs venturing abroad for the first...

  • Employers look for better soft skills

    Misco is launching its 2017-2018 Training Catalogue with over 50 training programmes, 15 of which are new. These programmes due to be held between July and December, will be delivered by qualified tutors, all handpicked by Misco to guarantee an...

  • Eight equities lift MSE index higher

    Eight equities lift MSE index higher

    The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index last week fully erased the previous week’s 0.067 per cent loss by gaining 0.205 per cent to close at 4,730.203 points. Activity was spread across 18 equities, of which eight appreciated, six fell and four...

  • How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    How Maltese companies can benefit from digital transformation

    Today speed is more important than ever. How fast a company can innovate, bring new products to markets and acquire new customers defines not only its success but its very existence. This is especially important for such a small country like...

  • ECB keeps interest rates and quantitative easing unchanged

    At its monetary policy meeting last Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its asset purchase programme unchanged and interest rates at record lows while leaving the door open to increase asset purchases if the economic outlook...

  • Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Entrepreneurial rhythms in an island state

    Malta has built an enviable position on the world stage when it comes to making the most out of very high-yielding and technical niches. Two such niches where we truly are leaving our mark and are indeed considered world leaders are online gaming...

  • Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Ransomware taking digital data hostage

    Digital data from around the world is being taken hostage. The data is freed only if victims pay ransoms. Taking digital data hostage is one of the most common and worrisome trends in the dark virtual world of cybercrime. In May and June of this...

  • Focusing on core business

    Focusing on core business

    You’re just starting out your business or are in the process of expanding it, when you’re hit with an age-old conundrum: how should your resources be prioritised to ensure optimal business growth? You can invest in the profit-generating part of...

  • Company briefs

    Gasan Mamo’s has launched an Annual Travel Insurance which provides a 12-month annual policy with automatic cover for an unlimited number of trips. The annual travel insurance plan covers all trips to Europe with a maximum duration of 15 days for...

  • Filing intelligently

    Filing intelligently

    If you want to process your documents efficiently and effectively, automatic document management is the answer, says Neville Lia, senior software specialist at SG Solutions. As the years roll on, one cannot help but notice how much technology has...

  • Auction: an exciting real estate alternative

    Auction: an exciting real estate alternative

    The property auction sector has developed considerably in the last year, with a plethora of real estate successfully being sold under the hammer. It’s an exciting process that often sees purchasers making a great deal, while the vendor can sell...

  • In the jungle

    In the jungle

    PlayStation is slowly adding non-game offerings for its PSVR headset. One of the latest releases is Virry VR, an app that tries to bridge the difference between the cost of a flight to Kenya and your current budget. Of course, nothing beats the...

  • Agreement with Greywolves

    Agreement with Greywolves

    NM Arrigo Ltd signed an agreement with Greywolves FC (pictured) endorsed with Perskindol products. Greywolves FC is an amateur eight-a-side football club, composed of 22 players, which currently plays in the FAL Eight-a-side Football League and...

  • Good shot but misses

    Good shot but misses

    The launch of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was a bit of a struggle. Hampered by various technical hitches, a massive five-minute load time and the absence of its planned multiplayer portion, it took various patches to make the game playable. Still, the...

  • New larger Fgura office for Frank Salt

    New larger Fgura office for Frank Salt

    Frank Salt Real Estate has opened its new Fgura branch office in Żabbar Road. Led by one of the company’s seasoned managers Stanley Bonello, the office offers highly professional real estate services with the assistance of 10 consultants, all...

  • On call

    On call

    First things first: the Samsung Galaxy 8 is one of the most beautiful phones around, with a 5.8-inch curved screen that is simply fantastic, offset by the three available slick colours: orchid grey, arctic silver and midnight black. This makes the...

  • First thematic event a success

    Experts from various European countries gathered in Malta to discuss Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and how these can be put to good use at a local level to promote innovation, particularly through the active involvement of local...

  • Calculating the motions of property prices

    Calculating the motions of property prices

    Whenever international students and colleagues ask me whether the economy is good in Malta, I cannot but answer that it is good, especially when compared to the rest of the Mediterranean. I go on about employment levels, standard of living,...

  • Bank of America picks Dublin as EU hub post-Brexit

    Bank of America picks Dublin as EU hub post-Brexit

    Bank of America has become the first Wall Street bank to pick Dublin to be its new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, the firm said in a statement on Friday. International banks are planning to set up...