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  • Ryanair lowers guidance yet again

    Ryanair lowers guidance yet again

    Last Friday, Ryanair cut its forecast for full-year profit for the second time in three months, this time blaming lower than expected winter fares, and said it could not rule out a further downgrade if Brexit causes unexpected developments. The...

  • What is happening to Europe’s soul?

    What is happening to Europe’s soul?

    It’s the same old story. If you drop a frog in hot water, it immediately struggles to jump out. But place it in water that is slowly heated and it is boiled alive. The EU faces many practical challenges with which it will continue to struggle. But...

  • Communication in a populist era

    Communication in a populist era

    Effective communication is what enables politicians to seek power on the pretext of making people’s lives better. The art of communicating a political message is undergoing rapid change as social media has eclipsed traditional ways of connecting...

  • Thomas Smith Group presents €10,000 to Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation

    Thomas Smith Group presented the funds raised during the 20th edition of the annual Christmas Charity Swim, to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, on January 14 at San Anton Palace. The amount collected was made up of just under...

  • Emirates and flydubai partnership reaches new heights

    The strategic partnership between Dubai’s two airlines, Emirates and flydubai, continues to open up the world for travellers since its launch 14 months ago, and is set to grow even further in 2019 with new codeshare destinations to be added. The...

  • A busy festive season at APS Bank

    A busy festive season at APS Bank

    It has been a long festive season at APS Bank. Celebrations kicked off early in December with client parties in Malta and Gozo, at the Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s and Ta’ Frenċ Restaurant, respectively, attracting a large attendance.

  • Shipping movements - January 21, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Contship Fun from Misurata to Tripoli, the Pinara from Misurata to Misurata, the Hansa Cloppenburg from Algiers to Mersin (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Euroferry Olympia from Salerno to...

  • Commission proposes changes to EU tax decision-making

    Commission proposes changes to EU tax decision-making

    The European Commission has kick-started a debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which cur­rently requires unanimity among Member States. “This unanimity often cannot be achieved on crucial tax initiatives, and can...

  • Not-so-beautiful normalisation

    Ten years is a long enough time for individuals to become habituated with the state of the environment that surrounds them, even if such state would be classified as ‘abnormal’ or ‘unusual’ over a longer time frame or in the context of historical...

  • 2019 – A crucial business year for energy targets

    2019 – A crucial business year for energy targets

    Energy efficiency in the business world is becoming a policy priority of increasing importance. The EU is trailblazing in globally leading legislation aimed at improving our businesses’ energy consumption. Traditionally an agenda item for the...

  • ‘The economy cannot do without foreign workers’

    ‘The economy cannot do without foreign workers’

    Vanessa Macdonald gets a snapshot of the employment situation from JobsPlus head Clyde Caruana, as job creation continues to spiral upwards When Clyde Caruana took over what was the Employment and Training Corporation in April 2014, there were...

  • SsangYong sales in 2018

    SsangYong sales in 2018

    Parent company of SsangYong Motor Co., Mahindra and Mahindra Group, has announced that the Korean car manufacturer sold 143,309 vehicles in 2018. The total amount of sales mentioned is a combination of 109,140 sales in the domestic market and...

  • Frank Salt celebrates another successful year

    Frank Salt celebrates another successful year

    The ballroom at the Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana once again served as the venue for Frank Salt Real Estate’s end-of-year lunch. The nearly 200 person-strong team, together with managers and directors, were treated to lunch to celebrate the end of...

  • Touching lives in 2018: Emirates SkyCargo reaches new milestones

    Touching lives in 2018: Emirates SkyCargo reaches new milestones

    Between January and December 2018, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, flew close to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents. From fruits and vegetables to space satellites, from pharmaceuticals to domestic pets, the air...

  • BDO Malta to exhibit at ICE Totally Gaming 2019

    BDO Malta will be flying Malta’s flag at ICE Totally Gaming 2019 – the world’s largest annual gathering of land-based and remote gaming professionals, operators, product and service providers. The event will be held at Excel London, between...

  • MSE index sinks 2.342%

    MSE index sinks 2.342%

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index extended the negative trend set throughout the opening three weeks of 2019, as it sank a substantial 2.342 per cent to close at 8,694.996 points. The bulk of the losses were registered on Wednesday, as various...

  • German economic growth at five-year low in 2018

    Germany’s economy grew for the ninth year in a row in 2018, albeit witnessing sluggish growth during that period, according to flash data published last week by German statistics agency Destatis. Gross domestic product in Europe’s largest economy...

  • Disclaimer - January 20, 2019

    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...

  • Ordered goods: common problems

    Ordered goods: common problems

    We often purchase goods that do not come into our possession on the same day of the purchase, but an arrangement is made for them to be delivered to us on a specific date. This is usually the case when we make online purchases or when the goods...

  • Consumer legislation and aftersales return policies

    The Sale of Goods provisions stipulated in the Consumer Affairs Act provide consumers with the right to request a free remedy when they purchase goods that do not conform to the original sales agreement. The time limit of this protection is two...