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  • Ninth edition of Environment Award for Industry

    Ninth edition of Environment Award for Industry

    The University of Malta’s Cleaner Technology Centre organised the Environment Award for Industry for the ninth consecutive time. The ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu in the presence of Environment Minister Jose Herrera, who presented the...

  • Remax Malta to sponsor Premier League football club

    Remax Malta to sponsor Premier League football club

    Local real estate giant Remax Malta has signed an agreement to become the new sponsor of local Premier League football club, Gżira United. Gżira United FC is currently ranked in the top four, with aspirations of a place in the UEFA Europa...

  • Castille courses by international speaker

    Castille courses by international speaker

    Castille Institute will be running two courses, ‘Fintech for non-IT professionals’ and ‘Global anti-money laundering and KYC compliance’ by international speaker Richard Barr. The first course will be held on March 12 and 13. From start-ups all...

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    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...

  • Holiday contracts and problems

    Holiday contracts and problems

    Getting away from our daily routine and spending a deserved break visiting new places is something we all look forward to. Unfortunately, holidays are not always as perfect as we imagine them to be. Who is to blame when a holiday turns into a...

  • Unwanted tickets – request for refund

    Unwanted tickets – request for refund

    Q: I purchased two tickets online to watch a show with my daughter. Unfortunately, after concluding the purchase I realised that my daughter and I had another commitment on that day. I therefore asked the online seller to refund me the price paid...

  • Weekly consumer advice

    ▪ The travel agency is obliged to provide a solution when problems crop up during a package holiday or when the holiday is not as agreed when purchased by the consumer. ▪ Upon presentation of relevant receipts, consumers may claim compensation for...

  • Malta-based video game company banned from Steam

    Malta-based video game company banned from Steam

    A Malta-based video game company has been banished from the world's largest online gaming marketplace, on the suspicion it posted fake reviews of its own games.  Insel Games, which operates out of an office in Balzan, had its online Steam store...

  • HSBC shares rally by 4.4 per cent

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index surrendered a large portion of last week’s gain, as it declined by 0.33 per cent to close the week at 8,605.443 points. In the equity market, 18 issues were active, of which 10 traded lower, while five ticked higher.

  • Stocks climb, gold set for weekly loss

    World shares rose broadly yesterday, with technology stocks lifting Wall Street, and gold neared its biggest weekly loss this year as investors shrugged off concerns about interest rate hikes and the US dollar dipped. Stocks climbed across Asia...

  • China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted

    China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted

    The Chinese government yesterday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, a dramatic move that highlights Beijing’s willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial...

  • Latvian minister urges central bank chief to quit over graft probe

    Latvia’s Economy Minister called on its central bank chief to quit over a probe into whether he accepted a bribe, allegations Ilmars Rimsevics has denied as his lawyers fight for him to keep his job. Late last week, Rimsevics was detained by...

  • 'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave

    'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave

    Amazon's assault on the retail industry has brought misery to traditional retailers without a strong web presence. Less well noticed is the patchwork of European companies that are turning the e-commerce revolution to their advantage, supplying...

  • EU rules on NPLs to give banks eight years to write down secured loans - source

    EU rules on NPLs to give banks eight years to write down secured loans - source

    A draft proposal by the European Commission to tackle the bloc's stock of bad bank loans gives lenders eight years to write down impaired debts backed by collateral, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Confirming a press report in...

  • The Fixed Income asset class and market volatility

    The Fixed Income asset class and market volatility

    Investors who are continuously on the ball in terms of monitoring the current market movements, by now have most probably tested their nerves due to the recent volatility, as market expectations of inflation have risen drastically. As I have...

  • The art of subjectivity

    The art of subjectivity

    One of the training and developing programmes I enjoy greatly delivering is one which relates to the leadership of change. This is because it provides me with the opportunity to emphasise the importance of balancing the technical dimension of any...

  • China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

    China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

    China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite US allegations it poses a security...

  • How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power and lost

    How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power and lost

    Last March, executives at General Electric Co’s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power’s revenue and profit would rise. Showing...

  • South Korea regulator flags better deal for cryptocurrency industry

    South Korea regulator flags better deal for cryptocurrency industry

    A better deal for South Korea’s cryptocurrency industry might be in the offing as the market regulator changes tack from its tough stance on the virtual coin trade, promising instead to help promote blockchain technology. The regulator said...

  • New US dollar correspondent bank

    The Bank of New York Mellon has been appointed as BNF Bank’s international partner, authorised to provide international funds transfer payment services to US dollar on its behalf. The Bank of New York Mellon is a leading American worldwide banking...