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  • Buying a product over the phone? Rights and responsibilities

    Telesales is a popular form of distance selling that companies use to promote their products or services. Consumers usually receive these calls out of the blue and are quite unprepared to deal with the skilled salesperson at the other end of the...

  • MCCAA continues to improve services through user-friendly online systems

    MCCAA continues to improve services through user-friendly online systems

    During a press conference ad­dressed by Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018 Deo Debattista and Malta Competition and Consumers Affairs Authority chairwoman Helga Pizzuto, the MCCAA launch­ed a new system for hand­ling...

  • Weekly Consumer Tips - November 4, 2018

    ▪ Before agreeing to a purchase consumers should take note of the name of the person they are speaking to and gather information on the product or service offered for sale. ▪ The 14-day cooling-off period within which consumers may cancel a sale...

  • Helping to drive new ideas, products and services of Malta’s researchers

    Helping to drive new ideas, products and services of Malta’s researchers

    The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) recently presented the innovation cooperation opportunities it offers to help power Malta’s innovators during an awareness day in Kalkara organised in cooperation with the Malta Council for...

  • ‘Best before’ or ‘use by’ – when and where to bin it

    We’ve all been there. You get home after a long day at the office or at school, you’re preparing to whip up a meal – only to discover that one of your ingredients has its ‘best before’ date, dated two Mondays ago. Slightly irritated, you bin it...

  • Maltese students celebrate ACA success

    Maltese students celebrate ACA success

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA graduation ceremony took place recently at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s. The ceremony celebrated the success of seven graduates and welcomed one in to ICAEW...

  • Hilton has shown it cares this Pink October

    Hilton has shown it cares this Pink October

    The entrance to the Hilton Hotel was shining bright pink with a lit-up façade. Guests were greeted with pink flowers and bowls of pink sweets at the entrance; the rooms were decorated with folded towels, pink-themed amenities and pink ribbons and...

  • Unveiling of restored Immaculate Conception painting

    A painting dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception displayed in St Andrew’s Chapel at Tal-Qares in Mosta has been unveiled after months of extensive conservation and restoration. The full restoration process on the canvas and the oil...

  • Red October: is it the right time to buy?

    By definition, a correction in financial markets is the result of a 10 per cent decline or more from its most recent peak. The same definition is applied to any individual stock, a particular index, currency, asset class or the broader market in...

  • Stock gains curtailed, US-China trade deal not imminent

    Concerns that a trade deal between the United States and China may not be imminent reined in a rally in world equity markets and reversed gains on Wall Street yesterday, while strong U.S. wage growth boosted US bond yields. Markets had earlier...

  • PKF Malta delegation in Tokyo visit

    PKF Malta delegation in Tokyo visit

    A delegation of PKF Malta executives recently visited the head office of the Social Good Foundation Inc. in Tokyo, a company whose ICO raised an impressive $30 million from private investors in their ICO held earlier this year.  This visit has led...

  • BNF Bank campaigns for preventive action against breast cancer

    Joining the country-wide fray of organisations generating awareness on breast cancer in October, BNF Bank launched a ‘Take Action Today’ campaign for preventive action. The bank pushed messages among its team and in public that promoted taking...

  • Excitement inside

    Excitement inside

    By combining traditional and digital assets on one balance sheet, we have come up with a powerful product, says Stasis CEO Gregory Klumov. When it comes to disruption, Europe traditionally lags behind the US. With blockchain and crypto, is Europe...

  • Going horizontal

    Going horizontal

    Our horizontal innovation enables projects built on our platform to continuously innovate and stay current, says Coinweb CEO Toby Gilbert. There is currently divided opinion on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As an operator in the sector, what do...

  • Mass adoption

    Mass adoption

    In 2017 the price of Bitcoin increased from just under $1,000 to almost $20,000, only to then drop by 30 per cent. Currently Bitcoin is trading at around $6,400, only a fraction of its peak value. So how did it come to this? Firstly there is trust.

  • Evolve, embrace

    Evolve, embrace

    In this fast-changing environment, constantly presenting unprecedented challenges, it is crucial for our lawyers and professionals to have a good understanding of blockchain technology, says Max Ganado, senior partner at Ganado Advocates. While...

  • Are cryptocurrencies story investments?

    Are cryptocurrencies story investments?

    What lies beyond the attractive narrative of cryptocurrencies, asks Joe Zammit-Lucia A friend in the real estate business recently asked me whether I would like to invest in his business. They were intending to raise investment through an Initial...

  • Looking for the exceptional

    Looking for the exceptional

    When investing, I look for founders who, in a single meeting, can convince me that something I did not previously know or believe is true, says Prashant Fonseka, Principal at Tuesday Capital. In your career, you have helped various startups by...

  • Talent on board

    Talent on board

    We help businesses speed up their time-to-market process, while reducing their overhead costs, thus giving them an edge over their competitors, says Hyperion CEO and co-founder Stav Zilbershtein. Disruption may have the sheen and sparkle of a...

  • Inbuilt trust

    Inbuilt trust

    Pioneering blockchain legislation has created an entirely niche new industry for Malta and an exciting practice area for our firm, says CorrieriCilia founding partner Silvio Cilia. For many, blockchain and cryptocurrencies are interchangeable,...