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  • Waving the flag for the Single Market after Brexit

    Waving the flag for the Single Market after Brexit

    There is little doubt that when we talk about the EU, one of the first things that springs to mind is the Single Market. It is probably fair to say that the creation and functioning of the Single Market is one of the, if not the, greatest...

  • Towards a better standard of living for people with a disability

    Towards a better standard of living for people with a disability

    Living with a disability poses a string of difficulties and challenges that must be overcome on a daily basis. While certain measures aimed at improving the standard of living for persons with a disability have already been put in place both at EU...

  • ‘Financial crime transcends jurisdictions’

    ‘Financial crime transcends jurisdictions’

    Federica Taccogna, a strategic adviser to the MFSA on financial crime, speaks to Anthony Manduca on improving Malta’s anti-money laundering regime. The Maltese financial services in­dustry is a relatively young one and has undergone a remarkable...

  • Eight equities push MSE Index lower

    Eight equities push MSE Index lower

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to trade in negative territory, as it lost a marginal 0.053 per cent to 9,617.968 points. In the equities market, 20 securities were active last week, eight of which were a drag on the index, while...

  • Major economies seen losing momentum – OECD

    A composite leading indicator designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) area suggests that growth momentum is easing in most major economies. The index fell for...

  • Disclaimer - May 19, 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...

  • Extended warranties: what you need to know

    Extended warranties: what you need to know

    An extended warranty is a prolonged form of protection offered to consumers when buying certain types of products. This additional protection comes at a cost, as it provides a remedy should the product purchased breaks down after the standard...

  • CCT decision on defective air conditioner

    A couple bought an air conditioner from a local seller with a five-year commercial guarantee. Before the guarantee expired, the air conditioner developed a fault and, as a result, stopped working. The consumers reported the fault to the seller,...

  • Weekly advice - May 19, 2019

    ▪ An extended warranty provides protection for breakdowns of products after the standard guarantee expires. ▪ Before paying an additional cost for an extended warranty, consumers should carefully read its terms and conditions of use. ▪ Consumers...

  • New managing partner for GTG Advocates

    New managing partner for GTG Advocates

    Ian Gauci has been appointed managing partner at GTG Advocates taking over the firm’s leading position from Ivan Gatt, who has served in the post since 1997. Dr Gauci was instrumental in founding the sister company Afilexion Alliance, a corporate...

  • Company briefs - May 19, 2019

    Global Capital plc’s financial statements for 2018 show pre-tax earnings of €1.2 million. The company registered a total return on investments of €1.8 million in spite of negative returns on the local and global markets, while recording an...

  • Addressing concerns on the US-China trade war

    Addressing concerns on the US-China trade war

    Trade talks suffered a major setback recently when China proposed extensive revisions to a draft agreement with the US. US President Donald Trump retaliated with higher tariffs on Chinese goods, sending the S&P 500 off its record high. Kristian...

  • Celebrating a franchising success

    Celebrating a franchising success

    One of Malta’s youngest franchisers, the QLZH Group, has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its letting company QuickLets. The newly revamped Ġnien Laparelli at the foot of the Valletta bastions underneath City Gate served as the perfect backdrop...

  • 60 students complete Frank Salt masterclass

    60 students complete Frank Salt masterclass

    More than 60 graduates have completed Frank Salt Real Estate’s Masterclass in Real Estate. The Masterclass series attracted over 90 applicants who had the opportunity to get a strong understanding of how real estate in Malta operates, as well as a...

  • Sustainability is name of the game

    Sustainability is name of the game

    ‘Long-term sustainability’ was the key subject during a meeting between Godfrey Swain, chairman of the Let’s Go Environmental – Frank Salt committee, and Antonello Gauci, CEO of the Inspire Foundation.  The two met with a team of experts to add...

  • KSi Malta announces multimillion investment of new office space in Msida

    KSi Malta, a tax, legal advisory and corporate services firm providing a range of services to both local and international clients, has announced plans to relocate to a new office in Valley Road, Msida. The new office block will enjoy a wide...

  • Emirates A380 takes ‘pole’ position at Spanish Grand Prix

    Emirates A380 takes ‘pole’ position at Spanish Grand Prix

    The Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona got off to a spectacular start when Emirates’ newest A380 aircraft performed a low-level flypast over the racetrack while watched by thousands of spectators. The special flypast at the start of the...

  • A global approach

    A global approach

    The Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit aims to shine a light on the practical application of emerging technologies, says Sophie Crouzet, events director at Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit. From the first successful edition of the Malta Blockchain...

  • MARA crowdfunds to headline at Edinburgh Fringe

    MARA crowdfunds to headline at Edinburgh Fringe

    The cast of MARA, led by the popular musical duo The New Victorians, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on local platform ZAAR to take the critically-acclaimed original production to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. Celebrating women through...

  • Thinking inside the boxes

    Thinking inside the boxes

    Much has been made of Malta’s new regulatory framework concerning blockchain. From being dubbed ‘the Blockchain Island’ to various crypto giants deciding to relocate to our shores, the reputation that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have made for...