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  • EU-Japan trade deal ‘good news’ for Maltese businesses

    EU-Japan trade deal ‘good news’ for Maltese businesses

    The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (or free trade deal), which took effect on Febrtuary 1, has been described by the Chamber of Commerce as “good news” for local small enterprises, in particular Malta-based manufacturers, service...

  • Tax is EU Member States’ sovereignty

    Tax is EU Member States’ sovereignty

    The primary purpose of fiscal policy is to collect revenue for national governments, but it is also a viable instrument to address economic imbalances with other countries. Economic conditions of small peripheral countries such as Malta, Cyprus...

  • Investing in Maltese families

    Investing in Maltese families

    The week before last, we struck a provisional agreement on the Work-Life Balance Directive after six rounds of negotiations with the Council of the EU. I am convinced that this important piece of legislation will have a concrete positive impact on...

  • Jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    When examining the past, it becomes clear that advancements in technology have undoubtedly been the leading driver in the progression of human civilisation. Just like the wheel and compass revolutionised previous generations, developments of the...

  • MIA, IHI, BOV and GO register strong gains

    MIA, IHI, BOV and GO register strong gains

    The MSE Equity Total Return Index continued with its recovery from a weak start to the year, as it extended its positive streak to three straight weeks, as the larger capitalised companies register gains. The index posted a further gain of 0.682...

  • German industrial production slowdown continues

    Industrial production in Germany fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, data released by the federal statistics agency Destatis showed last week. This is the latest in a series of signs pointing to a slowdown in Europe’s largest economy.

  • Disclaimer - February 10, 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...

  • What to look out for when buying goods with lifetime guarantees

    What to look out for when buying goods with lifetime guarantees

    It is our responsibility to shop around for the best products and deals. When comparing products, besides pricing, we should also compare guarantees and conditions of sale. Products that carry the longest guarantees are obviously our natural...

  • Mobile phone problems

    Q: I bought a mobile phone for my boyfriend as a Christmas gift. When I asked about the warranty, the seller informed me it has a one-year warranty and that if a problem crops up I just need to provide the receipt as proof of guarantee. A week...

  • Am I entitled to a new guarantee?

    Q: I bought a new TV from a local seller. After a year and two months the TV developed a fault. To fix the TV, the seller had to change the connection box that powers the TV. The repair was done under guarantee. Since the box was replaced with a...

  • Weekly advice - February 10, 2019

    • When shopping around, consumers should not only compare prices but also guarantees and conditions of sale. • Not reading the terms and conditions of lifetime guarantees may lead consumers to an uninformed buying decision. • If a lifetime...

  • An outlook for equity and bond markets in 2019

    An outlook for equity and bond markets in 2019

    Last year investors experienced volatile markets. Nonetheless, markets started the new year in rally mode within a macro-economic and political context of significant issues such as Brexit and the China-US trade war. Investors are now asking which...

  • Business breakfast focuses on strategy for the board

    Ensuring that a company has a great strategy is among a board’s most important functions and the ultimate measure of its stewardship, argues lead chartered director Christian Vassallo in the run-up to the IoD business breakfast to be held on...

  • BMIT announces new €10m data centre facility

    BMIT announces new €10m data centre facility

    BMIT, Malta’s largest data centre, cloud and managed IT services provider, has announced the building of its newest data centre in Malta, further reinforcing its status as a leading multi-site data centre on the island. The company, trusted by...

  • Melita adds €30,000 top-up to customers’ donations

    Melita adds €30,000 top-up to customers’ donations

    Melita has donated €1 for every person who made a donation to L-Istrina 2018 using a Melita mobile or telephone connection. As a result, €20,000 have been presented to the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. A further €10,000 has also been...

  • €50,000 for visually impaired kids

    €50,000 for visually impaired kids

    Real estate giant Remax Malta recently donated €50,000 to the President’s Trust and the Malta Community Chest Fund. The amount, which was passed on directly to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca during the company’s Christmas party at the Westin...

  • Donation to MCCF by the Grand Master of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem

    Donation to MCCF by the Grand Master of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem

    The Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, Chev. Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg, paid a courtesy visit to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace during a visit to Malta. He...

  • Emirates makes travelling to Dubai more affordable

    Emirates makes travelling to Dubai more affordable

    Travelling to Dubai has become more affordable following the launch of a special offer from Malta to Dubai with Emirates airlines. The special fare of €549 will apply to customers booking their holiday or business trip until February 17 and...

  • World leaders in AI heading to Malta for business-aimed summit and expo

    World leaders in  AI heading to Malta for business-aimed summit and expo

    On February 22, the AI in Business Malta Expo will be launched together with the AI in Business Malta Summit, a one-day seminar and networking event taking place in the Petite Suite of the MFCC in Attard. The much-anticipated event will feature...

  • Project AEGLE prize ceremony at APS Bank

    Project AEGLE prize ceremony at APS Bank

    Participants of the competition organised by Project AEGLE, themed ‘Towards sustainable mobility’, together with members of the jury and sponsors, got together at APS Bank in Swatar for a prize-giving ceremony. Nicoletta Moss, project manager for...