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  • Wiraya accelerates growth by opening new Malta office

    Wiraya accelerates growth by opening new Malta office

    Wiraya, the leading provider of software-as-a-service for mobile customer activation, recently opened a new office in St Julian’s. Oskar Klingberg, CEO at Wiraya, described the expansion as a logical step in the company’s business growth...

  • Share dividends vs share buybacks

    While European companies prefer dividends (to the tune of 70%) as the biggest form of shareholder returns, US companies prefer share buybacks (58%). While the dividend yield on US stocks is almost half that on European stocks, the shareholder...

  • Europe’s looming pensions crunch

    Europe’s looming pensions crunch

    The saying that politicians think about the next election while leaders think about the next generation is attributed to various people. But one thing is certain: Europe today has a multitude of mediocre politicians and hardly any leaders. The...

  • Shipping movements - September 17, 2018

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The APL New Jersey from Koper to Port Said, the CMA CGM Cassiopeia from Suez Canal to Velencia, the APL Oregon from Aliaga to Valencia, the CMA CGM Coral to Salerno, the Durande from Aliaga to Annaba (all...

  • The transformative age is here

    Today, it is hard to read a business article, read a tweet or attend a meeting without the word disruption popping up. It is as if we need it to spur us into action because the future is unnervingly unpredictable. In reality, there is something...

  • Is fiscal integration back on the cards?

    Is fiscal integration back on the cards?

    Recent newsflow from official sources as well as from within the corridors of Brussels suggests perhaps that the topic of fiscal integration within the EU is back on the cards. It is no secret that President Emmanuel Macron of France has made the...

  • Balancing profits and responsibility

    Balancing profits and responsibility

    A significant part of the current debate on the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations Development Programme now revolves around the fact that the value created by companies, and their ecosystems, cannot...

  • MSE Index down marginally

    MSE Index down marginally

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index fell minimally by 0.126 per cent following the previous week’s 1.648 per cent gain, having closed at 8,642.818 points. Turnover increased to €1.4 million from the previous week’s €1 million, and was spread across...

  • ECB holds rates steady and reduces bond purchases

    In its monetary policy session on Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) left its benchmark interest rates unchanged and maintained the forward guidance on monetary stimulus for a second meeting in a row. The ECB confirmed plans to end bond...

  • Disclaimer - September 16, 2018

    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...

  • Delayed and cancelled flights – extraordinary circumstances

    Delayed and cancelled flights – extraordinary circumstances

    Having a flight delayed or cancelled is not an uncommon situation. Each year millions of European consumers experience flight delays and cancellations. When this happens, the best way to protect yourself is through knowing your legal rights. As...

  • International warranty query

    Q: I would like to buy a new TV set from Sicily. The television is being sold with an international warranty. However, a friend of mine who purchased the same brand of TV I am interested in buying told me that the Maltese agent is refusing to...

  • Extra bathroom tiles – who is responsible?

    Q: I have purchased a full bathroom set including tiles from a local supplier for €7,000. The bathroom set had two types of tiles. Upon order I agreed with the seller to order two extra boxes of each type of tile so that I have extra tiles just in...

  • Weekly advice - September 16, 2018

    • Air passengers are entitled to financial compensation if their flight is delayed for more than three hours or cancelled. • Financial compensation is waived when a flight is delayed or cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances. • Extraordinary...

  • Family business conference to feature top entrepreneurs 

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry  conference entitled ‘A Family Affair – Safeguarding Malta and Europe’s Beating Heart’, which will be held October 1, has published the complete programme of speakers. In addition to...

  • C&C Express awarded prestigious AEOF certification

    C&C Express awarded prestigious AEOF certification

    C&C Express Ltd was recently awarded the full Authorised Economic Operator (AEOF) Certification by Malta Customs. Achieving AEOF status means the company has achieved the very highest levels in compliance, that it operates the best system of...

  • Local online marketing industry needs strategic approach

    Local online marketing industry needs strategic approach

    A review conducted on local businesses highlights common weaknesses in digital marketing approaches. Common issues identified in online marketing campaigns are the lack of a strategic approach, a frequent inability to create a competitive...

  • Frank Salt launches new initiative and sub brand

    Frank Salt launches new initiative and sub brand

    Frank Salt Real Estate has launched a new initiative and sub brand: ‘Let’s go environmental – Frank Salt’. The environment is integral to the company’s operations. In fact, key directors, managers and several staff members have been organising...

  • Pizza brand grows stronger

    Pizza brand grows stronger

    Domino’s has become a beloved international brand for pizza lovers across six continents in which it holds a presence. Originating from its humble American roots, Domino’s, through its consistency of quality, usage of only the best ingredients and...

  • Group focuses on workforce welfare

    Ever since Famalco Group was founded, the directors have recognised that its employees are its nucleus and fundamental building blocks. As a result of the invaluable nature of the workforce, Famalco has adopted the mantra that happy employees are...