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  • Impact report hails innovation engine’s pivotal role in Europe’s clean energy transition

    InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, has launched its inaugural impact report at The Business Booster (TBB) in Copenhagen. The report reveals that InnoEnergy’s work supporting energy start-ups is having a direct...

  • Shipping movements - January 14, 2019

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The CMA CGM Andromeda from Genoa to Beirut, the Contship Fun from Misurata, the Contship Zen from Bejaia to Annaba, the CMA CGM Nerval from Aliaga to Valencia, the Hansa Cloppenburg from Dekheilia to...

  • Why should companies do good?

    For companies to pursue anything other than profit would be “pure and unadulterated so­cialism”, declared economist Milton Friedman in a famous and often quoted essay in 1970. It formed the ideological basis for ‘shareholder capitalism’, which...

  • Extracting value from your data

    Extracting value from your data

    We live in a world surrounded by data. Companies in every industry race to collect and process every piece of data they can. Big data means big business. The question is, what do we do with all this data? How can business extract value from data?...

  • Tax partner, advisory services director appointed at PwC Malta

    Tax partner, advisory services director appointed at PwC Malta

    PwC Malta has announced the appointment of Mark Lautier as tax partner and David Leone Ganado as accounting advisory services director. Dr Lautier joined PwC Malta in 2005 after graduating as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. He...

  • IoD business breakfast to focus on board performance

    The Institute of Directors Malta Branch (IoD) have launched a series of education and networking events called the 08:59 Club, with the first event being led by former HSBC CEO Mark Watkinson, who is a chartered director. The session, on Thursday,...

  • Banking, property equities drag MSE index lower

    Banking, property equities drag MSE index lower

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued to trade in negative territory as it added to the previous week’s loss with another 0.594 per cent decline. The index closed the first full week of trading for 2019 at 8,903.539 points. The equity market...

  • Eurozone unemployment rate falls to a 10-year low

    The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate in more than a decade during November, a sign that the currency area’s economic slowdown during the last few months is unlikely to turn into a recession. Figures from Eurostat showed last...

  • Disclaimer - January 13, 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...

  • How credit notes diminish rights

    How credit notes diminish rights

    Consumers are often offered a credit note upon returning a purchased product to the seller. Depending on the reason why they need to return the bought item, the sellers’ offer of a credit note may increase or diminish consumers’ rights. Credit...

  • Delivered kitchen not as seen in showroom

    Q: I bought a kitchen for €7,000 from a local company. To my disappointment, the kitchen installed at my house was different to the sample shown to me in the showroom. The lacquer on the sample was smooth and with very little orange peel. However,...

  • Bathroom door not delivered

    Q: Around six months ago I ordered a bathroom door to be manufactured by a local carpenter. We agreed that the door would be ready within one month from the date of order. At this point I agreed to pay a €150 deposit, as requested by the carpenter.

  • Weekly advice - January 13, 2019

    ■ Credit notes diminish consumer rights when offered to consumers for defective products that cannot be repaired or replaced. ■ Before accepting a credit note as a remedy for defective goods, consumers should at least check what limitations the...

  • Breathing back life into family business

    Breathing back life into family business

    The toughest of circumstances in family businesses are when these are led by egocentric founders who struggle to admit a mistake. Bringing back struggling businesses to life is possible when people are put first, says Anthony Sammut. I come from a...

  • The world’s favourite fruit

    The world’s favourite fruit

    Consumers have become more aware of what they eat, they read packaging labels and are more curious about the origins of the products being consumed. The food industry is seeing a generation ready to change their habits towards an active lifestyle...

  • Project Aegle: Mobility Innovation Prize winners

    Project Aegle, the independent think-tank with the mission to improve mobility, has carried out a Mobility Innovation Prize competition, asking people to find innovative ideas for how to improve mobility in Malta. The competition kicked off last...

  • McDonald’s introduces Straws on Request

    McDonald’s has introduced Straws on Request in all restaurants nationwide, following a successful trial period at the Valletta and Naxxar restaurants throughout December. In order to encourage customers to cut plastic straw use, regular drinks...

  • First ever payment account app running on Blockchain for individuals, business customers

    Paytah Payment Solutions announced the release of its new digital platform: The Paytah Wallet – a multicurrency account app running on the blockchain. The new digital platform was developed in partnership with Heat Ledger. It uses third generation...

  • The benefits of ride-hailing over private car usage

    The benefits of ride-hailing over private car usage

    Since the introduction of ride-hailing in the global transportation market, including Malta, much deliberation and consideration by the public into the use of the service versus the traditional use of privately owned cars has been...

  • Dhalia celebrates another successful, thriving year

    Dhalia celebrates another successful, thriving year

    Dhalia Real Estate Services threw an end-of-year cocktail party for staff, managers and negotiators at Hugo’s rooftop terrace in St Julian’s, where guests could enjoy views of the bay while socialising. The company celebrated another successful...