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  • Eurozone investor morale rises to highest in a decade

    Investor sentiment in the eurozone rose in June to its highest level in nearly a decade, underpinned by promising economic reports from the single currency bloc, according to a newly-released survey. The Frankfurt-based Sentix research group’s...

  • Company briefs

    NetRefer, the industry leader in performance marketing has been honoured in the final of this year’s eGaming Review B2B Awards, an exclusive awards ceremony held at the Hurlingham Club in London. This is the fourth eGR B2B Award NetRefer has won...

  • MSE index turns positive

    MSE index turns positive

    Last week, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) index registered a 0.757 per cent increase after having witnessed four consecutive weekly declines, to close the four-day trading week at 4,664.233 points Turnover in the equity market amounted to €970,394...

  • ECB raises eurozone growth forecasts

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has increased its eurozone economic growth forecasts but kept interest rates unchanged. Growth in the eurozone accelerated during the first quarter of 2017 as the risks surrounding the zone’s growth outlook are...

  • A popular resolution

    A few weeks back I wrote an article in this newspaper referring to the powers that the European Central Bank (ECB) has in the context of a bank that is failing or likely to fail. Just a few short weeks later, the ECB’s Single Resolution Board...

  • Melita gets a brand refresh

    Melita gets a brand refresh

    As Melita prepares to celebrate it 25th anniversary in Malta, the company has embarked on a process of refreshing the relationship with its customers. Melita is unveiling a refreshed brand identity and values which will guide the company on a...

  • Zest Malta 2017 – set to shine

    Malta’s leading tech startup conference, Zest, is set to return this year with an even more exciting line-up of leading local and international speakers, wider international participation, and unprecedented networking opportunities. Zest is the...

  • ISTC incident command training courses in Kuwait

    ISTC incident command training courses in Kuwait

    International Safety Training College (ISTC) gave a number of high-level incident command training courses to over 60 senior fire officers from the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD). Placing the emphasis on managing large scale incidents,...

  • Maltese companies to attend Web Marketing Festival in Rimini

    The Maltese Italian Chamber of Commerce (MICC) and Search on Media Group S.r.l. have signed an agreement to promote the Web Marketing Festival in Malta. This arrangement will enable 30 Maltese companies to join for free the event being held in...

  • Zanzi Luxury Homes in S. Africa to attract foreign investors

    Zanzi Luxury Homes, the prop-tech luxury real estate brand, has recently sent a sales executive from its company to South Africa to promote Malta as an investment destination. Establishing links between the two countries, together with a local...

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  • APS Bank branches being transformed

    APS Bank said its branch transformation project, which would give its customers a fresher and more contemporary retail environment where to bank, was in full swing. Construction works at the Valletta and Sliema branches are now completed. Interior...

  • Consumer rights when buying goods with lifetime guarantee

    Consumer rights when buying goods with lifetime guarantee

    On the market there are certain types of products that are advertised and sold with a lifetime guarantee. These types of products are very attractive to consumers as they often believe that by purchasing such goods they are making the best...

  • Solar water heater

    Q: Eight years ago I bought a solar water heater from a local seller. The product in question was serviced and taken care of as instructed by the seller. A year ago I had to change the tank because it was leaking. The cost of the tank was €500.

  • Can gift vouchers expire?

    Q: I recently purchased a voucher to give as a gift. After buying it I noticed that it expires after six months. Is this legal? Why should gift vouchers be limited with an expiry date? A: As long as the expiry date is clearly written on the gift...

  • Weekly advice

    ▪ When the validity of the guarantee is linked to the product’s original owner, the condition that the guarantee is not transferable should be clearly written in the commercial guarantee’s certificate. ▪ If there is a time-limit to a lifetime...

  • Risk and complexity in investments: KISS*

    Risk and complexity in investments: KISS*

    This is part 3 in a series of four articles about questions to ask yourself before investing. In part 1 we discussed how much risk you should assume, while part 2 dealt with ways in which you can diminish your risk. In the last article, we saw how...

  • Firms see big bucks in upgrade of US air traffic control system

    Firms see big bucks in upgrade of US air traffic control system

    Inside the control tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport, air traffic controllers can track planes travelling hundreds of miles away. But when it’s time for a controller to hand off responsibility for watching a flight, the technology...

  • L’Oreal set to sell The Body Shop to Brazil’s Natura in €1 billion deal

    L’Oreal set to sell The Body Shop to Brazil’s Natura in €1 billion deal

    French cosmetics and luxury goods group L’Oreal has started exclusive talks to sell its The Body Shop business to Brazilian make-up company Natura Cosmeticos in a possible €1 billion deal. L’Oreal said earlier this year it was reviewing its...

  • HSBC shares rally by 4.5 per cent

    The MSE index broke a four-week losing streak having advanced by 0.757 per cent to close at 4,664.233 points. This was primarily triggered by solid gains registered by heavyweight HSBC Bank Malta plc. A total of 17 issues were active during the...