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  • Trade worries hit world stocks, oil gives back gains

    Trade worries hit world stocks, oil gives back gains

    World shares fell on Monday, dented by worries over a worsening trade dispute between the United States and other major economies, while oil prices gave up some of the gains made after major exporters agreed a modest production increase. The Wall...

  • Malta current account surplus reaches €390.5 million

    Malta current account surplus reaches €390.5 million

    Malta registered a current account surplus of €390.5 million in the first quarter of this year, official figures issued on Monday show.Provisional figures for Malta’s external transactions show that during January-March 2018 the current account...

  • ASML shares – Buy on weakness

    ASML was always a top holding in the Calamatta Cuschieri Euro Equity Fund and we continue to believe in the long-term story of the group. We have a €200 Price Target on the Stock. Shares of ASML are up 200% over a period of 5-years. ASML does not...

  • Reinventing trade schools

    Reinventing trade schools

    A booming economy creates demand for services that unless correctly managed, can give rise to inflation that could well undermine future economic growth. The number of cars on our roads, for instance, has raised the demand for car mechanics, car...

  • Nokia seller HMD looks to smart and feature phones to grow its African business

    Nokia seller HMD looks to smart and feature phones to grow its African business

    HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to sell Nokia-branded phones, is targeting growth in both its smartphones and more basic models as it bids to become Africa’s number-one phone brand, its vice president for sub-Saharan Africa...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Janina from Lattakia, the Jan from Izmir to Algiers, the ALP California from Koper to Port Said, the Petalidi from Algiers to Izmir, the Durande from Aliaga to Annaba (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd),...

  • Prospecting for the long term

    Aimed at trying to plug a gap in providing a platform for SMEs, the Malta Stock Exchange launched its Prospects Multilateral Facility (‘Prospects’) in 2017. This has been a long-standing gap in Malta which budding entrepreneurs have struggled with.

  • ‘We had to change our business model’

    ‘We had to change our business model’

    A story on Bloomberg last April indicated Malta was among the smaller operations that HSBC Holdings Plc was considering pulling out of. At a strategy meeting in June, however, no mention of any operations was made. Is its presence in Malta now...

  • Local equity index back in the black

    Local equity index back in the black

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index recouped some of last week’s decline, having advanced by 0.2530 per cent to close the week at 8,655.699 points. All 24 equities were active during the week, seven of which gained ground, while nine headed south. A...

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold

    In its monetary policy meeting held last Thursday, the Bank of England kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged amid uncertainty over the economy’s wider direction. The UK central bank was widely expected to hold rates at their current 0.5 per...

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  • Delivery of goods – what does the law say?

    Delivery of goods – what does the law say?

    When consumers do not collect purchases straight away, the Consumer Rights Regulations stipulates a time frame by when the goods ordered have to be delivered. Suppliers have 30 days from the date of the sales contract to deliver the goods unless a...

  • Aluminium glass windows

    Q: Three months ago I purchased and installed new, white, aluminium-framed windows with double glazing. I recently noticed that one of the windows has two small cracks on the same side, one at the top and the other at the bottom. Furthermore, the...

  • Return of extra tiles

    Q: Last year I bought floor and bathroom tiles from a local company. At the time of sale I was assured that I could return any extra tiles I bought. In fact, after the sale, I needed to change a toilet seat and was allowed to do so with no problems.

  • Weekly advice

    ▪ When goods ordered are not delivered within 30 days from order or by the agreed delivery date, consumers must write to the seller/supplier requesting goods to be delivered by a specific date. ▪ A contract of sale may be cancelled if the seller...

  • Global firm to offer blockchain solutions in Malta

    Global firm to offer blockchain solutions in Malta

    Maltese company Ledger Projects has signed a partnership with the Bitfury Group to build innovative blockchain solutions in Malta. Bitfury, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company, delivers hardware and software solutions to...

  • Company briefs

    Finance Malta together with a delegation from Ganado Advocates, GVZH Advocates and BDO (Malta) will be participating in Europe’s largest business blockchain event in Amsterdam on Wednesday and Thursday. The event will bring together over 6,000...

  • Professional growth through further studies

    Professional growth through further studies

    How can you pursue professional growth through further studies without breaking the bank? Francesca Abela from Global College Malta explains. How does a prospective student enrol at Global College Malta? Prospective students are encouraged to...

  • KTM launches 2019 SX bikes at Tony Cairoli’s track in Rome

    KTM launches 2019 SX bikes at Tony Cairoli’s track in Rome

    KTM held a five-day event to launch its new 2019 SX motorcycles at Tony Cairoli’s local track in Malagrotta, Rome. Cairoli himself was in attendance, along with Ryan Dungey and Jorge Prado, who were present as a reward for their contribution to...

  • iCentre opens new service centre

    The iCentre Service Bay has moved to new premises in Dun Karm Street, Birkirkara. The new service centre is situated next door to the recently opened iCentre authorised reseller outlet, so as to have both Apple sales and service in one...